Botanical Name – Allium sativum

Family: Liliaceae

Energetics: warm, dry, tonifying

Taste: pungent, aromatic, slightly sweet

Parts used: bulb

Affinities: digestive and circulatory systems

Actions: carminative, circulatory stimulant, hypotensive, diffusive, hepatic stimulant, rubefacient, alterative, nervine, respiratory antimicrobial, emmenagogue, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, vermifuge

Preparations: oil infusion, vinegar infusion, food (although cooking tends to lessen its medicinal qualities), capsule

Cautions: Generally regarded as safe for all ages. 

Therapeutic Uses:

  • Garlic is a powerful antimicrobial and works on viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. It is extremely beneficial for respiratory infections, colds, flus, pneumonia, bronchitis, strep throat, and more. 
  • Garlic infused oil is a very effective treatment for ear infections.
  • Garlic can improve the quality of the blood and is a circulatory stimulant.


**This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or disease. It is for educational purposes only.

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