By Grimes: (NaturalNews) The herb garlic has been used as a flavoring since the earliest times of mankind's history. It has been found in the Egyptian pyramids and was used in temples in ancient Greece. Garlic has been used as a spice and also as a medicine. Even Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, recommended the use of garlic. Modern research has now shown garlic to have a wide variety of healing benefits. The best form of garlic is fresh garlic, because it contains compounds that break down when you cut or chew the garlic bulbs. Garlic is easy to grow indoors or out.