Middle East or central Asia
tba as we observe this location through the seasons.
fresh bulbs or cloves, garlic powder, garlic oil
hypocholesterolaemic & hypolipidaemic, reduces blood platelet clumping, antibacterial, antiviral, antipathogenic, vasodilator, expectorant, antihistaminic.
all manner of infections, either as local application (mouthwash, douche, drops) or internally (particularly effective for infections of the lungs and gut); supportive dietary treatment of high blood lipid levels and cardiovascular problems (eg. atherosclerosis);
For Colds: 1 chopped clove of raw garlic per day, up to 4-6 for intensive periods; Topically: garlic oil can be applied externally for ear infections, insect bites or swabbed on for athletes foot.
Garlic must be one of the most potent herbs with a wide array of uses. Fresh is best, and crushing it first activates the antibacterial components.
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