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(Allium sativum)

Garlic is for lung and respiratory ailments. It is excellent for both high and low blood pressure, infections, stomach problems and nervous headaches. Garlic has a positive effect on blood sugar levels. Laboratory studies have shown that garlic contains a substance (zallicin) that kills viruses. It provides protection against the common cold, amoebic dysentery and other infectious diseases.

PROPERTIES: antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge
Parts used: bulb 

• used for colds and flu

• stimulates the activity of the digestive organs

• useful for chronic stomach and intestinal catarrh, as well as for chronic bronchitis

• tincture of garlic lowers blood pressure and helps to counteract arteriosclerosis.

• used as an enema for Intestinal worms particularly pinworms. 

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: Tincture: 10 to 60 drops three times a day or 2 to 10 pumps of the spray.

CONTRA INDICATIONS: Taking therapeutic doses of Garlic during pregnancy and nursing may cause indigestion. Because of Garlic's anti-clotting properties, people taking anticoagulant drugs should check with their physicians before taking Garlic. Those scheduled for surgery should inform their surgeons if they are taking Garlic. Because Garlic is hypoglycemic in nature, diabetics and people with low blood sugar levels should always consult their physicians before using.