Garlic Jo's History. Garlic has been known about and used since the beginning of time. Evidence shows garlic was used by the Babylonians and Egyptian pyramid workers as far back as 5000 years ago and documented in use by the Chinese as far back as 2000 years. Science shows that Garlic has been known to reduce fevers, used as cold remedy and can also be used as a skin protector. Studies have shown that Garlic can aid in the prevention of cancer, decrease the signs of aging, improve blood circulation, reduce anemia along with preventing the growth of and even killing bacteria.