Garlic is extremely beneficial. It is a herb that prevents cancer, lowers cholesterol which is a good defense against plaque buildup in the arteries. Garlic also prevents blood platelets from clotting and forming blood clots that can travel dangerously throughout the body. Another benefit of garlic is that it regulates blood pressure and for people with diabetes it helps in the production of insulin. Although, garlic is good for your health in many ways, by taking too much garlic it can cause blood in the body to become too thin. This can cause unusual bleeding or bruising. Anyone with problems as a result of thinning blood must be sure to consult with their physician or herbalist to make sure that other medications they are taking do not interfere with garlic in raw or supplement form. One of the best things about garlic as an "over the counter" remedy, is that garlic can be used to combat(get it) forms of cancer, due to the potent antioxidant of ajoene that inhibits tumor growth. In addition, garlic also boosts the immune system.
If you're on a budget and need a supplement or herb that will provide you all of the health benefits you need without giving so much green blood to your doctor, garlic is very useful. When life is full of promises that are usually broken, give em' garlic instead!