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     Allium sativum is a lucky species because it has anti-fungal and
 anti-bacterial properties, so there are no common pathogens of Allium
. There are fungi and bacteria that affect the Allium genus,
 but none specifically for Allium sativum.
     That being said, there are "predators" of garlic. The biggest and
 main one is humans. Humans use garlic for food and medicine
 mainly. Garlic also grows due to the fact the humans cultivate it for
 our own personal gain.
     The uses humans use garlic for other then just food as an
 ingredient are as a medicine. The anti-fungal properties of garlic have
 made it a great ingredient to use for making fungicides that are more
 or all natural. It still is not one-hundred percent certain what in garlic
 makes it a good fungicide, but it is believed that it is the sulfur that
 garlic has that kills the fungus. The same properties that make garlic a
 good fungicide seem to also be why it makes a good product for use
 on bacteria.
     In the image above, it shows the cloves of garlic that almost everyone can recognize from either cooking themselves or watching
 someone else cook. However, those cloves of garlic can be used for much more then eating. They can be used to benefit humans in
 many medical areas as well. Some medical issues that it is currently or formerly used are: abdominal swelling, abdominal pain, arterial
 disease, asthma, boils, bronchitis, cancer, constipation, coughs, diarrhea, epilepsy, fatigue, gangrene, headaches, heart hoarseness,
 indigestion, leprosy, plaque, pneumonia, toothaches, tumors, ulcers, worms, and the list just goes on and on. As states above it is
 currently most effective for humans as an antibiotic, meaning that it will assist in the body's immune response to get rid of bacteria and
 other parasitic entities that entire into the human body. An example of something it would help rid the body of is Plasmodium
, otherwise known as malaria. The example given has been proven to work in the lab setting, but has not been tried on
 humans extensively to prove if it is effective in real life, but it works in the lab.

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