According to folklore, it keeps vampires at bay. And it will definitely keep your loved ones at arm’s length.
But could a soup made with more than 50 cloves of garlic protect you from colds, flu and even norovirus? As
Britain sneezes and coughs its way through these dark months of
contagious nasties, garlic is being hailed for its powers to halt
viruses in their tracks. It has gained its reputation as a virus buster thanks to one of its chemical constituents, allicin.
‘This chemical has been known for a
long time for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal powers,’ says Helen
Bond, a Derbyshire-based consultant dietitian and spokeswoman for the
British Dietetic Association.
of this, people assume it is going to boost their immune systems. Lots
of people I know are simply mashing up garlic, mixing it with olive oil
and spreading it on bread. But how or whether it may actually work has still not been proven categorically.’
Source - Daily Mail