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Garlic and Your Health

By Tabitha Alterman


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Garlic (allium sativum) is packed full of health-promoting power. It's famous for being one of our most powerful natural health allies. It can be used in poultices and teas or in direct applications. Or you can enjoy more of it in all your favorite foods. In fact, nearly everyone would benefit from a generous boost of garlic in the daily diet, because it...

Learn more about how and why garlic is such a nutrition powerhouse in the following resources:

Basic garlic nutrition info 

Really in-depth garlic nutrition info (from James A. Duke, Ph.D.) 

Keep Cholesterol in Check (from the Mother Earth News Amazin' Archive) 

The Green Pharmacy by Dr. James A. Duke, Ph.D. (Rodale, 1997; available at Mother Earth Shopping)

Dr. Duke's Essential Herbs by James A. Duke, Ph.D. (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2001)

Garlic: The Science and Therapeutic Application of Allium Sativum and Related Species by Heinrich P. Koch, Ph.D. (Williams & Wilkins, 1996)

10 Essential Herbs for Lifelong Health by Barbara Heller (E-book available from Mother Earth Shopping)

Growing and Using Garlic by Glenn Andrews (E-book available from Mother Earth Shopping)