My older son has been home sick for a few days. He has a nasty virus. Pretty much the only thing he can do to get over it is rest and stay hydrated.
Of course, having Mom cuddle you and take good care of you doesn't hurt. I've been willingly waiting on him hand and foot. He hasn't wanted to eat much, but when he begged me to make him some pasta with garlic sauce yesterday, I was happy to oblige.
Now, garlic isn't great at curing viruses, but it does have plenty of other health benefits. Its active ingredient is allicin. Some of the benefits of garlic and allicin include: