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Garlic, Allium sativum
Constituents: Volatile oil, Scordinins, Mucilage, Flavonoids, Glucokinins.
Actions: Anti-microbial.
Anthelmintic, Immune Stimulant, Expectorant.
Diaphoretic, Hypotensive, Vasodilator, Hypo-cholesterol, Anti-thrombotic, Anti-neoplastic, Cholagogue, Hypoglycaemia, Anti-histaminic.
Indications:
Typhoid, cholera, food poisoning, dysentery, candidiasis, thrush.
Worms, growth of H. pylori.
Respiratory infections, tuberculosis, bronchitis, asthma, fevers.
Hypo and/or hyper-tension.
Congestive heart failure, good for cardio.
High cholesterol, arteriosclerosis.
Thrombosis, prevents blood clotting (do not use with blood thinning drugs), varicose veins, haemorrhoids, prophylaxis for stroke, phlebitis.
Tumors, enhances NK cell activity.
Increases bile production and aids liver and gall bladder, Digestive disturbances.
Hypo/hyper-glycaemia, late onset diabetes.
Allergies and hay fever.
Surgical concerns: Risk of bleeding, especially when combined with other drugs that inhibit clotting. Discontinue at least 7 days before surgery.
Energetics: Hot, pungent, sweet, astringent. Dosha: VK- P+.
Contraindications: Can cause GI disturbance.
1 clove/day raw or 3-8 perles, prophylaxis.