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Garlic Essence

Garlic Essence


GARLIC (Allium sativum)

Family: Liliaceae.

Source: Fresh-crushed bulbs.

Fragrance: Pungent. Known affectionately as the “stinking rose”!

General description and habitat: Perennial herb.

Principal constituents:

Allicin, allylpropyl disulphide, citral, diallyl trisulphide, geraniol, linalol, shellandrene.


History and folk use:

It has a long history of use throughout the world. Even as recently as the First World War (1914 - 1918) it was the primary weapon against gangrene and sepsis.

It is included in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for chronic bronchitis.

Some historical uses include: Arteriosclerosis, bronchitis, digestive disorders and infestations, fever, gangrene, heart disease, hepatitis, hypertension, respiratory and urinary tract infections, ringworm, sepsis, skin eruptions, tuberculosis, typhoid.

Properties & Uses

General properties: Amoebicidal, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antitoxic, anti-tumor, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, hypocholesterolemic, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, insecticidal, larvicidal, stomachic, tonic.


It used to be used during plagues. A modern plague might be “sick building syndrome”. However, it might be regarded as antisocial!

Kidney stonesSenility
ThrombosisThyroid disorders
Ulcerative colitisVenereal disease
Whooping coughWorms


Non-toxic, non-irritant.