To avoid the risk of a pandemic spreading all over Egypt from such a gathering of people on a single construction site, they went an ingeniously simple way.
According to the records of the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, the workers who built the Great Pyramid of Cheops were given daily radishes, leeks and garlic.
Surviving manuscripts of that period include references to around 800 remedies, 22 of which were based on garlic.
Why such a preference for garlic?
It is known that garlic juice contains biologically active substances that act against malaria, fungi, inflammation and viruses. To a certain extent, garlic helps prevent flu.
In the 19th century it was scientifically proven that garlic has an antibiotic effect.
Louis Pasteur discovered that garlic can kill bacteria. It is also effective against Escherichia coli (E. coli), Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella and Candida.
Most interesting in this regard, however, is that garlic has immune-boosting properties!