There have been numerous studies with over 2000 published papers that document the health promoting properties of eating garlic.
Among the many are:
It boosts the immune system thereby increasing ones resistance to allergies, colds, anemia, and asthma.
Garlic is able to increase red blood cells, which increase ones energy and vitality.
By rubbing the juicy side of a freshly cut clove of garlic on the sensitive areas of where arthritic pain occurs it can alleviate the pain rather quickly.
Garlic can help blood platelets from sticking together so the body is able to break up blood clots. According to an English researcher, eating one or two garlic cloves a day can help thin the blood thus starting the clot-preventing process. The blood thinning quality may be beneficial in preventing heart attacks and strokes.