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A Doctor’s Guide to Herbs, by Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, May 31, 1998, Parade Magazine
Dr. Rosenfeld’s latest book is Dr. Rosenfeld’s Guide to Alternative Medicine

Garlic, another food, also has several documented health benefits: It lowers cholesterol, protects against heart disease by thinning the blood, fights infection by stimulating the immune system and lowers blood pressure. Garlic doesn’t have to stink to be effective. Fresh cloves are the most effective form, I think, but sanitized capsules also work. The number of cloves you take will depend on your social circumstances. If you are taking garlic capsules, the recommended adult dose is 4-12 milligrams of allicin, the active ingredient. Due to garlic’s action on blood platelets, you may have to adjust doses of aspirin or other anticoagulants, to prevent excess bleeding.