Garlic is an herb that I always have on hand, usually in several different forms. From powder, salt, and minced for cooking to fresh for both cooking and wellness — this herb has a plethora of uses besides being tasty!

Garlic may promote heart health and fight heart disease. Garlic may slow atherosclerosis and lower blood pressure by 7–8%. Most studies on hypertension used Kwai.

Healthy Hair According to a 2009 study, garlic can help reduce hair loss when used topically. It also has negligible side effects, making it a safe choice.

Protects Against Group B Strep A local midwife suggests consuming a raw garlic clove or capsule of garlic daily, along with 2,000 mg of vitamin C to help balance gut bacteria and avoid GBS.

Colds/flu Garlic prevents colds and flu, according to a 2001 study. Older friends and grandparents swear by garlic's ability to shorten colds and flu.

Anti-fungal Anti-fungal garlic may help treat athlete's foot, a study found. Garlic can irritate the skin, so use it with caution and listen to your body.

How I Use Garlic – I keep garlic powder, garlic salt, and minced garlic in the kitchen for easy use in cooking. – I finely mince 2-4 cloves a day or more and consume by taking a small spoonful at a time and washing down with water.

– Fresh garlic cloves go into my salad dressings and fresh dishes. – I occasionally take garlic capsules for an extra boost.