September 1998 Issue

Should You Be Getting More Garlic? EN Weighs The Evidence

Garlic's healing powers are legendary. Over the centuries, it's been hailed by the ancient Egyptians, Israelites and Chinese, and praised by Mohammed, Charlemagne and Hippocrates. Can they all be wrong? Modern science has begun to think not. In the past 20 years, researchers have contributed more than 1,300 studies on this pungent member of the Aliium family, which includes onions, shallots, chives and leeks. Fondly dubbed the "stinking rose," garlic has been used

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