The humble household garlic is mentioned in numerous medicinal and culinary texts even as early as 6th century BC. It has found its way not only into our kitchens but into the medicinal treatises of multiple cultures and languages. Since ancient times, people have considered garlic as a medicinal plant. So much so, that in ancient In Greece, athletes who were participating in the Olympics were fed garlic to improve their stamina. Even today, garlic-based preparations sell as well as popular prescription medicines. To the garlic lover, this is just one more reason to indulge in drooling for some more.