Garlic treats and prevents colds

British scientists have reached an experimental conclusion a few days ago, because the root contains an active substance called allicin, garlic can be used to treat and prevent colds.

Scientists have found that allicin has antiviral function, which can reduce sneezing, coughing, runny nose and other cold symptoms and make cold patients recover soon; and allicin can also strengthen the patient's immune system, so that they avoid a new round of cold.

146 volunteers took part in the study. Some of them took drugs containing allicin, while others took some inactive drugs. As a result, the former is only 37% more likely to have a cold, and the former has a relatively short period of flu.

It is reported that the study was conducted by scientists from the Garlic Research Center in East Sussex, England. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of Progress in Treatment.