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Garlic - Dietary Supplement - Uses - Health Benefits - Side Effects

Garlic is a dietary supplement. Information on the common uses, health benefits, and side effects of garlic supplements (allium sativum). In addition to its culinary uses, garlic has been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. Garlic is used raw, dried, or processed into pills or tablets. Since garlic flavor is strong, garlic supplements may help avoid garlic breath.
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Garlic Recipes and Cooking Information
Garlic is one of the most versatile flavors to ever grace a kitchen. It not only tastes wonderful, it's very good for your body.

Garlic Facts, Selection, and Storage
There are over 300 varieties of garlic grown worldwide. American garlic, with its white, papery skin and strong flavor is one of the most common varieties. Forms include whole heads, whole peeled cloves, minced fresh cloves, dried garlic powder, garlic extract, and garlic salt.

Garlic and Ginger
Few cultures are as passionately devoted to food as the Chinese, and two ingredients that are integral to Asian cooking are garlic and ginger. Without these two ingredients, Chinese cooking wouldn't be the same.

Garlic And Cancer: Can Garlic Prevent Cancer?
Garlic is famed for it's supposed health benefits. In fact, it has been used medicinally for over 5000 years for various ailments. The question still remains, however, whether garlic can prevent cancer.

Garlic – It Hurts So Good
People tend to love garlic or hate it, but few probably associate it with pain. Nonetheless, it turns out that pain-sensing nerves respond to the sulfur-based chemicals in garlic, from CBS News.

Profile: Garlic
Profile and essential information on the dietary supplement garlic, from WholeHealthMD.

Garlic Central: All About Garlic
Whatever your interest in garlic - be it garlic cooking, garlic for health or just general interest - Garlic Central is the place to come.

Health Effects of Garlic
Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Sulfur compounds, including allicin, appear to be the active components in the root bulb of the garlic plant. The root bulb of the garlic plant is used medicinally. It can be used fresh, dehydrated, or as a steam-distilled oil, from AAFP.

Garlic Supplements, Pills and Capsules
Eating lots of garlic isn't always practical or socially desirable. There are even some people who don't like the taste! For these reasons, many people try to get the health benefits of garlic by taking garlic supplements. These are widely available and come in various forms, the most usual being capsules, from Garlic Central.

Herb Research: Garlic
Perhaps the world's best example of a medicinal food, garlic is one of the most intensively studied herbs in natural medicine today. While it is still unclear exactly how garlic works, researchers agree that few herbs - or foods - fit so well into an overall strategy for health promotion, from The Herb Research Foundation.

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