Garlic exerts broad-spectrum anti-microbial activity against a variety of pathogens including; viruses, bacteria, fungi e.g. Candida species, and parasites. It has been shown to be more potent than many commonly used anti-fungal agents and research has demonstrated garlic’s potent anti-fungal activity against cryptococcal meningitis, one of the most harmful fungal infections.
Population studies have clearly demonstrated the cell-protective properties of garlic oil consumption in areas where the garlic intake was high. Human studies show that garlic inhibits the formation of nitrosamines (the powerful cell damaging compounds formed in the digestive process).