Garlic in particular has long been hailed for its healing powers, especially against infectious diseases like cold and flu. This is likely due to its immune boosting effects.

Fresh garlic is also a potent antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal agent. Not only is it effective at killing antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including MRSA; it also fights yeast infections, viruses and parasites.

But its therapeutic effects may go much further than that.  Research has shown it can help to reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, normalize cholesterol and blood pressure, protect against cancer and reduce the risk of osteoarthritis.