Garlic is an Allium (onion) plant grown for its distinctive flavour and health benefits. It contains sulphur compounds, which are thought to account for some of the health benefits.

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”

Those are the famous words of Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician known as the father of Western medicine. He prescribed garlic to treat a number of medical conditions, and modern science has confirmed many of its health benefits. Scientists now believe that sulphur compounds formed when a garlic clove is chopped, crushed, or chewed are responsible for the majority of garlic's health benefits. Garlic's sulphur compounds enter your body through the digestive tract. They then travel all over the body, exerting strong biological effects. Garlic is known to boost the function of the immune system; the active compounds in garlic can reduce blood pressure Garlic is also rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese.