Main usage: Use for for high blood pressure. Chew one clove each morning with a glass of water to wash it down. You can also crush it with a mallet and take like a pill. If you do not have high blood pressure, don't worry - it will only normalize pressure, not give you low blood pressure. You can grind a clove and mix with water.
Garlic lowers homocysteine levels, which are considered stronger markers for heart problems than cholesterol counts. Cholesterol that's not oxidized is important for building nerve and brain tissue, as well as serving as the first level of converting UVB sun rays to vitamin D3.
Garlic is a powerful anti-oxidant that bolsters the immune system making it a cancer fighter. Several compounds other than garlic's antibiotic allicin, include sulfur and selenium which contribute to cancer cell apoptosis also known as cellular suicide. Robert I. Lin, president of Nutritional International used garlic to detox lead from children successfully. This is not a well known attribute of garlic, but it's another reason everyone should use garlic often in our polluted environment.