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GARLIC - 大蒜
Allium sativum

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Hypertension, arteriosclerosis, intestinal parasites, gas, disorders of the digestive tract, diabetes; also for treatment of bronchial catarrh, Exhaustion ...

Description

Composition :
Capsule, 100 % Allium sativum bulbus - 210 mg

Part used :
Bulb, root.

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a species of the Onion genus in the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae), native to central Asia, but today found in mild climates across the world (with China being the largest Garlic exporting country, providing almost 80% of world production). It is a perennial plant which grows to about 1 meter (3 ft) in height, with flat, blue-green leaves about 15 millimeters (1/2in) wide. Its bulb has 5 to 20 cloves individually covered in a thin white or red skin.

The bio-active ingredients of Garlic include allicin and sulfurous substances (causing bad breath), vitamin A, B1 and C, hormones similar to male and female sexual hormones, enzymes, choline, iodine and traces or uranium (a heavy metal).

Garlic is recognized as a remedy for heart patients (to help prevent heart attacks) and to promote a healthy immune system. For treatment of poor lymph activity, the combination of Garlic with Lapacho (herbal tea made from the bark of the Pau d’Arco tree) is recommended. Garlic has antibiotic and vasodilatory (widening of the blood vessels) properties, which may result in lowering blood pressure (help with hypertension). In addition, it regulates blood sugar levels and thus also helps with mild forms of diabetes.

History: Garlic was already known in ancient Egypt and used both for culinary and medicinal purposes (and as aphrodisiac); arteriosclerosis and poor lymphatic system function were literally unknown in those days. In folk medicine, Garlic has traditionally been used in treatment of intestinal parasites, infections of the air ways and problems with digestion. It was also believed to help with hair loss (and vampires). In recent times Garlic was subject of scientific research which appears to confirm the traditional views.

Note: Taken in combination with (fresh) parsley, Garlic has less of a effect on breath (odor). Do not take before surgery (allow for 1 week leadtime), as it may increase bleeding.

Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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