Does Garlic Prevent Cancer?
Garlic is the edible bulb from a plant in the lily family. Garlic, onions, leeks, scallions, shallots, and chives are classified as members of the Allium genus. Thus, they are commonly described as Allium vegetables.
Does garlic prevent cancer?
Can "too much" garlic be harmful?
Although health benefits of garlic are frequently reported, excessive intake can have harmful effects. Studies have reported symptoms including garlic odor on breath and skin, occasional allergic reactions, stomach disorders and diarrhea, decrease in serum protein and calcium levels, association with bronchial asthma and contact dermatitis, and possible associations with production of sperm in males. Garlic preparations vary in concentration and in the number of active compounds they contain. Thus, quality control is an important consideration when foods such as garlic are considered for use as a cancer-fighting agent.