Taking too much garlic can turn people away. But it is also helpful to ward off cold and flu.
There are insufficient research made so far but there is good evidence available to suggest the preventive benefits of garlic.
Doctors who do not believe in its preventive benefit laughed it off by claiming that people who consume too much garlic simply repel others and steer clear of their germs.
But scientists believe that garlic contains a biologically active compound called Allicin which can block off the enzymes that play a key role in bacterial and viral infections.
For those who believe in the preventive power of garlic and do not mind the odour can go ahead and consume more of garlic since studies have found minimal side effects.