Now the new study by Australian doctors finds that Garlic may helps in controlling Hypertension (High Blood pressure).
A team of Australian doctors from the University of Adelaide, Australia, trailed an experiment on 50 patients who had high blood pressure. They were given four capsules of garlic extracts than those on placebo, they report in scientific journal Maturitas.
But The British Heart Foundation said more research was needed.
Garlic has long been though to be good for the heart.
Previous study on Garlic showed that its supplements helped in lowering cholesterol and reduce high blood pressure in those with untreated hypertension.
They found systolic blood pressure was around 10mmHg lower in the group given garlic compared with those given a placebo.
Experts say garlic supplements should only be used after seeking medical advice, as garlic can thin the blood or interact with some medicines.