In the Ebers Papyrus in 1550 B.C.
22 of 800 therapeutic formulas mentioned garlic (e.g. heart disease, headaches, bites, intestinal parasites, and tumors)
In the 1940’s
Allicin was found as an antibacterial compound
From the 1980’s to date
More than 3,500 articles have been published on antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic properties, and cardiovascular health.
The First World Garlic Congress by Penn State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture was held. Garlic was featured as a research target at the Designer Foods Program organized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
The Designer Foods III Symposium sponsored by Rutgers University was held, where many research studies on garlic’s potential for cancer prevention were presented.
Garlic’s total publications reported by PubMed exceeded 1,000.
The Nutritional Benefits of Garlic conference sponsored by Penn State University was held, where introduced cholesterol lowering effects and antioxidant properties of garlic.
Harbor- UCLA Medical Center clinical study—one of the garlic preparations, Aged Garlic Extract, was discovered to retard calcification in coronary arteries in patients with high risk for coronary artery disease.
Garlic’s total publications reported by Public PubMed exceeded 2,000.
World Garlic Symposium sponsored by Cornell University, Strang Cancer Center and Harbor UCLA Medical Center was held, where garlic’s potential to reduce multiple risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease progression was introduced.
Clinical research was presented at one of the largest, clinically-oriented symposiums on Vascular Medicine in Germany.
Garlic’s total publications reported by PubMed exceeded 3,000.
Clinical research on blood pressure was published in scientific journals, where garlic’s potential to maintain the healthy blood pressure with uncontrolled hypertension subjects was reported.
Clinical research on immune and cold/flu was published in a scientific journal, where garlic’s potential to enhance the healthy immune function and reduce the severity of cold/flu was reported.
Garlic’s total publications reported by PubMed exceeded 4,000.