Apparently, garlic was brought to Britain by Roman centurions who put fresh cloves between their toes to prevent foot rot! Of course, some of the used cloves took root and soon became firmly established. For centuries garlic was the most widely used medicinal plant in the world.New research has shown its benefits in heart and circulatory conditions, as it helps to eliminate cholesterol..It also reduces the amount of unhealthy fats which are produced by the liver. Athlete’s foot, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, bronchitis, cataarh, sore throats and colds can all be helped by garlic. And it’s great for flavouring Indian and Italian dishes!