If you take anticoagulant medications such as Warfarin or Heparin, talk with your doctor before taking garlic, as it can increase the effect of some anticoagulants.
pressure (the top number) was reduced by an average of 5.1 mm Hg, and diastolic by 2.5 mm Hg. The review also found that garlic enhanced the immune system.
Aged Garlic Extract is an Inflammation Buster
Another review, published in the Journal of Nutrition, found that other markers of atherosclerosis, such as chronic inflammation and calcification of arteries, were also reduced. Although studies showed that different types of garlic supplements were effective, researchers noted: “The most consistent benefits were shown in studies that used aged garlic extract (AGE).”
Stomach & Colon Cancer Prevention
One study tracked the diets and health of more than 40,000 women and found that regularly eating significant amounts of raw or cooked garlic reduced risk for stomach and colon cancer.
One study found that garlic supplements, taken daily during cold season, help to prevent or shorten the duration of colds.