Garlic is one of the main ingredients used in cuisines worldwide be-it-be Italian, Mexican, American, Indian or our Rung concoctions. We knew about how it enhanced the flavor of a "Kalang," or "Chumma," but how many of us are aware of its health benefits. Recently UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) researchers discovered that Garlic can be used to protect yourself from cardiovascular diseases and it is one of the best ways of lowering blood pressure.
For more information please check out "Garlic Boosts Hydrogen Sulfide To Relax Arteries" at http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=114711
Garlic is also a ayurvedic herb that is anti-inflammatory, anti bacterial, anti fungal, and possess several other medicinal properties like lowering hypertension, relieving arthritic pain (Kerala Ayurvedics).
Conclusion (in jest): Next time you go to Bangba for Shyangthang or Dhami or any other occassion, don't forget to load your pockets with locally grown Garlic
Happy Garlicy Dashain (Dusshera) and Tihar(Deepawali)!