Information on Garlic

Latin NameAllium sativumphoto
Part UsedBulbs
Herb FormsCapsules, tablets, bulk herb, powder, fresh bulb.
AffectsBlood, Digestive system, Cardiovascular system
CautionsNot to be used while nursing. Large amounts can cause gastrointestinal irritation in sensitive individuals.
Botanical InfoAn aromatic plant with hollow, round leaves and symmetrical ball-shaped flowering parts with starry purple flowers.
DescriptionThis herbal panacea has long been used in many cultures for infections, worms, and as an antibiotic and antiseptic. More recently, garlic has been discovered to lower blood cholesterol levels and blood pressure, reduce the clotting activity of blood platelets, and to have antitumor activity. Additionally it is useful as a preventative for vascular changes common to the elderly. It has a beneficial expectorant, warming effect on the lungs and is used for bronchial and pulmonary infections, pneumonia, colds, and flu. Allicin has shown antifungal activity against Candida. In China, garlic is commonly used as a worm remedy, as a detoxifying agent, and to prevent and treat influenza.

Garlic has a taste of ACRID and a temperature of WARM.


Powder2-3 capsules daily
Oil3-6 perles daily

Ailments Treated by Garlic

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Arteriosclerosischolesterol loweringcapsule
Blood pressure, highanti-coagulantcapsules
Cholesterol, highcholesterol loweringcapsules
Cough, chronicantimicrobialwhole clove in food
Ear [middle] inflammationantibacterialoil externally
Fluantifungalwhole clove
Hypertensiontonifies heart systemcapsule
Infectionsantibioticcapsule, fresh cloves
Viral infectionantiviralcapsule, whole cloves in food
Wormsantiparasitic, anthelminticfresh cloves with food


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