The scientific name of garlic is (Allium sativum). It is used widely for culinary purposes in many countries worldwide. Research shows that it has positive effect on cancer and common cold. Regular consumption of garlic helps to keeps blood pressure and sugar levels on check and also controls cholesterol. It is the bulb of the plant that is used commonly and they give out a strong spicy aroma. China ranks first in the production of garlic which is followed by India.