There are over seventy health promoting components to the herb garlic. The one you're more likely to hear about is allicin.
Here's a short excerpt from the vitaminstuff page on allicin: "Allicin is a sulfur compound that destroys many parasites, fungi, and viruses, including Helicobacter pylori (which causes peptic ulcers), herpes, and candida. Because it contains large amounts of allicin, garlic is thought to support the immune system against bacterial, viral, and fungal infection. Some studies have even shown garlic to be particularly effective in preventing recurrent yeast infections and in treating ear infections."
To read the entire page: The potential benefits of Garlic .
Sidenote: I once remember a friend telling me that his vet had recommended giving their family dog garlic supplements to ward off fleas. Has this practice stood the test of time? It might be worthy of a little internet research. However, frankly, my own dog's breath is bad enough on its own.
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- Vitamins are micronutrients that are essential to life and healthy living
- Vitamin A is the generic name used for a group of naturally occurring molecules called retinoids
- Alpha-carotene may be even more effective than beta-carotene in its role as an antioxidant
- Studies conducted over several years indicate that betacarotene may play a significant role in reducing the effects of certain illnesses
- Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, helps to maintain healthy collagen in the skin
- Vitamin D is fat-soluble. This means that excess amounts of it are stored in the body tissues
- The best natural source of vitamin E is vegetable oil
- Most multivitamin supplements don�t contain vitamin K
- Biotin promotes healthy hair, skin, sweat glands, nerve tissue, bone marrow, and male sex glands
- Vitamin B1 is so important to a healthy mental state, it has been called the "morale vitamin"