L. Sklyarevskij, candidate of medical sciences, states that garlic has been used in folk medicine for a long time as a diuretic, for improving digestion and the heart rythm, and for the treatment of various infections. Garlic extract in vodka has been used to dissolve kidney stones and to treat rheumatism and gout. Recently, the success of garlic in folk medicine found scientific explanation – substances which possess antibiotic qualities. Soviets are now producing the antibiotic, Allicin, and other drugs made from garlic.
(Bodybuilding Monthly Volume 4 July Issue 10)