Garlic has been renowned for centuries as a healing food. Now current scientific and clinical research is showing garlic to be an effective preventive against cardiovascular disease, cancer, and bacterial and fungal infections. Stephen Fulder and John Blackwood investigate the latest research on garlic, explaining how it works and how to get the most benefit from it. They discuss garlic preparations and dosages, and evaluate the products currently on the market. Detailing the history and lore of garlic from its earliest known use in ancient Egypt to its modern revival, Garlic is the complete guide to this remarkable natural medicine. Updated edition of the bestseller.
Stephen Fulder, Ph.D., studied biochemistry and chemical pharmacology at Oxford University. His numerous books include An End to Ageing? and The Book of Ginseng. He is currently working to establish a medicinal plants industry in Israel.
In twelve chapters, the authors present the case for garlic's place in health care, with interesting historical background material, notes on preparations and uses of garlic, and a reference list divided into categories of research topics such as chemistry and infections. With the increased interest in garlic, consumers and sellers of herb products will find this a useful and informative primer.