Garlic (Allium sativum)
Herbs are traditionally known for adding zest to food. In a similar way, many herbs act as stimulants, boosting the function of one part of the body or another.
Garlic is well-known as a cooking ingredient and its pungent oils. It has also been used for health for thousands of years. Virgil of the Romans recounts Greeks and Romans, soldiers, sailors, and rural people using it. It was cast as a cure-all due to its many invigorating effects. Garlic contains no single nutritional element in disproportionate amount but contains a high number, which may be partly responsible for its use for health. It’s hard to do conclusive scientific studies on its benefits because of how widely it’s used, but it is associated with reducing blood pressure, improving cholesterol levels, and fighting the common cold by boosting the immune system.