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Garlic
Liliaceae
Allium sativum


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Liliaceae Family

Allium Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Lashuna, rasona, the stinking rose, Bawang (Phillipino), stink weed, ajo, da suan (Chinese name), rashona (Sanskrit name), clove garlic


Location

Garlic originated someplace in Central Asia

Physical Description
The small, herbaceous garlic plant grows just about any place you can plant a garden, and can be found from northern parts of Russia to the south of Australia. Garlic produces a “head,” which contains several “cloves,” which are the parts used. Garlic is cultivated on a large commercial scale in the US, India, China, Europe, The Middle East, and Central and South Americas. Garlic is a perennial that can grow 2 feet high or more. The most important part of this plant for medicinal purposes is the compound bulb. Each bulb is made up of 4 - 20 cloves, and each clove weighs about 1 gram


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General Information

Folk cures with garlic have been used to battle everything from insomnia to seizures. Garlic is mentioned in the Bible and the Talmud. Hippocrates, Galen, Pliny the Elder, and Dioscorides all mention the use of garlic for many conditions, including parasites, respiratory problems, poor digestion, and low energy. Its use in China was first mentioned in A.D.

Medicinal Uses: The use of garlic in treatment of conditions such as cancer, diabetes and stroke are being conducted more and more as public awareness has forced institutes to do so

Garlic also inhibits platelet stickiness (aggregation) and increases fibrinolysis, which results in a slowing of blood coagulation. It is mildly antihypertensive and has antioxidant activity

Its medicinal properties have been known for a long time and have been specially proven during World War II. Because of Bawang's antibacterial compound known as Allicin, lives were saved by preventing wounds from having infection and later develop into gangrene when the juice of Bawang or garlic was applied to the wounds. Bawang garlic is known as nature's antibiotic. Its juices inhibits the growth of fungi and viruses thus prevents viral, yeast and viral infections.

Food Uses: One of the most widely known vegetables and seasonings. The flowers from fresh garlic are used in salads to add a little extra flavoring as well as add to the appearance of your salad by dressing it up a touch.

Other Notes: Garlic has been touted as a love potion for centuries. But clearly, both partners need to consume it!

Gilroy, California is the center of commercial garlic cultivation in the US, and home to the now famous Gilroy Garlic Festival, to which thousands of garlicophiles flock each year to consume large quantities of this heroic vegetable, and to celebrate garlic’s innumerable virtues.

Depictions of garlic bulbs have been discovered on the walls of Egyptian tombs that date back to 3200 B.C. -centuries before Joseph and his brothers settled in Egypt.

During that same period, ancient records reveal that garlic was the principal ingredient in many remedies that Egyptian healers prescribed for headaches, sore throats, and other complaints.

By the time of Moses, garlic was already being used as an anticoagulant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor agent, as a relief for flatulence, a diuretic, a sedative, a poultice, and as a cure for internal parasites.





Garlic




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Engraving of the Allium sativum plant, showing the bulb (bottom left), leaf, stem, and flower. From William Woodville, Medical Botany , 1793. [Image in Public Domian]

Comment: Garlic, Allium sativum

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Thunder
Thunder
June 23, 2010
All alliums...onion and garlic ....are poisonous to dogs. But my dog eats table food and tolerates onions and garlic well since I do not cook without using them both!
What your friend probably was refering to was if you took the pure oil and placed it directly into the veins through an IV...such as some of the faulty studies using animals and things they want to prove deadly! (When they tested saccharine they did just that...gave rats, directly into the veins amounts that would be 100x's the normal lifetime consumption....they then based results on that!!!!!)
Entheogen
Entheogen
June 22, 2010
I had a friend once tell me that garlic was actually poisonous if it gets in your blood. I love garlic, and people have eaten it for eons, so I highly doubt it. Have you ever heard of such a thing?

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