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Garlic Health Information

Garlic has many health benefits, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-obesity, anti-hypertensive, anti-biotic and anti-oxidant properties.

Garlic is a frequently used spice/vegetable in many Mediterranean Diet dishes. The health benefits of garlic include: anti-inflammatory, immune system improvement, cardiovascular prevention, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-obesity, anti-hypertensive, anti-biotic and anti-oxidant properties.1

The bioactive compounds of garlic are impressive and include: phenolic compounds, saponins, organic sulphides and polysaccharides.2 These bioactive compounds have given garlic a lot of attention in the medical scientific literature recently regarding its anti-cancer benefits. Garlic consumption as an extract has been linked to initiation, development and proliferation of several cancers: breast, skin, uterine, colon, cervix and gastric.1,3-4


[1] Naureen et al. Foods of the Mediterranean diet: garlic and Mediterranean legumes. J Prev MED HYG 2022; 63 (Suppl 3): E12-E20.

[2] Bindu J et al. Role of medicinal plants in the management of diabetes mellitus: a review. 3 Biotech 2019; 9:4

[3] Bayan L et al. Garlic a review of potential therapeutic effects. Avicenna J Phytomed 2014; 4: 1-14

[4] Petrovic V et al. Anti-Cancer Potential of Homemade Fresh Garlic Extract is Related to

Increased Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress. Nutrients. 2018; 10:450.

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