"Natural Healing with Herbs for a Healthier You"
THE BENEFITS OF THE USE OF GARLIC
IN HERBAL PREPARATIONS
DOSAGES AND APPLICATIONS OF GARLIC
The formula, Oil of Garlic, is used to treat any ailment. Garlic is purported to treat - internally and externally.
Dosage: A few drops to two teaspoonfuls three to found times daily.
Tincture - syrup of Garlic
Also used to treat any ailment. Garlic is purported to treat this one, thus the reason for the sweetening with the sugar.
Dosage: One tablespoon, three to four times daily
Children: One teaspoonful or more according to age.
Tincture - syrup (glycerite) of garlic
Primarily the same formula mentioned above but sweetened with glycerin and honey instead
Dosage: One teaspoonful to one tablespoonful, three to four times daily between meals.
Asthma, bronchitis, catarrhal conditions, phthisis, tuberculosis, coughs, dyspnea, heart weakness, internal ulcerations, etc.
Aromatic vinegar is used to cover the pungent odor and taste of garlic and as an aid to flatulence.
This should be used in place of the vinegar, water and glycerin. It is much more acceptable to those who cannot stand the taste and smell of garlic.
Dropsy heart disease formula is useful in the treatment of just what it’s name indicates.
One to two teaspoonfuls in water as required; give the larger dosage to bring about diuresis, and to slow the heart’s action and increase the tone of its’ contraction, then give the smaller dosage, three to four times daily.
Eczema, pityriasis, psoriasis, ulcers, cancers, swollen glands, tubercular joints, necrosis, etc.
This formula is self-explanatory.
Saturate lint or cotton and apply over the area; cover with plastic or wax paper, and secure with adhesive tape; change two to three times daily
Internal; one teaspoon three to four times daily, until the affections disappear
Nasal/Rhinitis (clogged and running nose)
Apply the garlic into the nostrils and take the garlic internally
Tuberculosis, whooping cough
Inhale the vapors of the freshly expressed juice that has been diluted with quantities of water
Nervous and spasmodic cough, hoarseness, etc.:
Take the freshly expressed juice mixed with syrup, honey or other appropriate vehicle
Stomach Chronic colitis, ulcerated, etc.:
Take the garlic oil internally over a period of time, two teaspoons, three to four times daily
Give 10 to 30 drops of the fresh juice or one teaspoon of garlic syrup
At the onset, place a clove of garlic on each side of the mouth between the teeth and cheek. The cold will disappear within a few hours or a day.
Chronic diseases of the upper respiratory tract (inflamed tonsils, salivary glands, neighboring lymph glands, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, etc.:
Keep garlic in the mouth constantly during waking hours, renewing morning and evening after the cloves have absorbed the poisons; or use another appropriate garlic preparation such as a mixture of fresh minced garlic, cayenne pepper and honey.
Asthma, whooping cough, cough, pneumonia, smallpox, bronchitis, dyspnea, etc.:
When there is a spasm, give one teaspoonful of the syrup with or without water every 15 minutes until the spasm is controlled; then give one teaspoonful of the syrup three to four times daily. Use the foot poultice. Mix the freshly expressed juice with leaf lard and rub on chest, throat and between the shoulder blades.
Rub the affected areas with cut garlic; or massage in garlic oil
Chapped and chafed hands or other parts:
Massage garlic oil well into the affected parts.
Earache, inflammation of the middle ear, ear disease:
Pack a small clove of garlic in gauze and place into the external ear passage; or drop four to five drops of oil into the ear channel, put over this a piece of cotton and keep warm. You may add a few drops of B & B Tincture also.
Rub several times a day with garlic; the visible eruptions will disappear without leaving a scar, but this does not remove the cause. Purify the skin by cleansing the blood
Garlic placed on the lip of unclean wounds will cleanse them in four to five days; grated garlic placed near the most virulent bacteria will kill them in five minutes.
Skin diseases, septic wounds:
Apply the garlic tincture on gauze and cover
Lip and mouth diseases (ulcers, fissures, etc.):
Apply a paste of garlic (made by rubbing garlic in a mortar) to the affected part on a sterile gauze and retain eight to twelve hours
Indolent tumors, ulcerated surfaces, wounds:
Apply the freshly expressed juice
Scrofulus sores, ringworm:
Apply a poultice of freshly grated garlic
Sciatica, paralysis, neuralgia pains:
Massage garlic over the affected area
Retention of urine (due to bladder weakness):
Apply a poultice on the abdominal and pubic regions
Wash the parts in hot, soapy water; rinse and dry well; massage in the garlic oil two to three times daily. Apply once a week to prevent recurrence.
Remove the outer membranes of the cloves of garlic; chop it up finely and mix one part garlic to one part petroleum jelly, enough to cover the bottom of each foot; with a thickness of about one fourth inch (for children use one part garlic to three part petroleum jelly). Apply olive oil to the feet first then spread on the preparation; bandage each foot with soft cloth, place in plastic bags, then cover the feet with old socks to prevent the poultice from being kicked off during the night.
Remove the poultice in the morning, or retain it longer if desired. Always apply olive oil to the skin first to act as a barrier between the skin and the garlic. Do not use where the skin is irritated or extremely delicate, as it can cause blistering. This poultice is used to heal the entire body. 13
According to “Mosby’s Handbook of Herbs and Supplements and their Therapeutic Uses,” in most studies evaluating the effects of garlic, researchers used a dried, powdered form that contains 1.3 percent alliin, taken at a dose of 900 mg. daily. This supplies a daily dose of about 10 mg. of alliin, or a total “Allicin potential,” of four to five mg. 14
Significant technical difficulties arise in producing garlic of this type. The process of powdering and drying garlic, releases allinase, which converts alliin to allicin, which in turn spontaneously degrades.
Therefore, ordinary garlic powder contains negligible levels of alliin and allicin by the time it reaches the consumer. In light of this, dietary supplement manufacturers have devised a number of proprietary methods to produce garlic products with stabilized allinase or allicin content.
However, not all manufacturers agree that allicin or alliin are at all relevant to garlic’s activity. The widely available deodorized form of garlic called Kyolic lacks allicin and many other constituents of garlic. Nonetheless, such products have provided positive results in studies and appear to have fewer gastric side effects.
Garlic is also sold as an oil extract. Such products contain no allicin or alliin but high levels of ajoene, dithiins, and other breakdown products.
by Gwen M. Porritt