Working with Garlic
This 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.
Conditions treated with Garlic
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.