Garlic contains volatile oils of allin, allinase & allicin, sulphurous compounds, selenium & vitamins A, B, C & E.
The volatile oils & sulphurous compounds are responsible for both its pungent odor & its medicinal properties.
Garlic has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects that fight a variety of ailments.
It is one of the most powerful natural antibiotics & antiseptics.

Garlic is high in iodine & sulphur, hence good for goitre.

Garlic stimulates the activity of the digestive organs,is used to emulsify the cholesterol & loosen it from the arterial walls.
Garlic cures intestinal lung disordersworms, skin diseaseswounds, ulcers, skin infections,slows down aging.
Garlic is an effective detoxifier of blood & lymph in the body.
Garlic purifies the blood, helps control acne.
Useful in asthma & whooping cough hay fever, flu, athlete's footcolic, kidney problems, bladder problems & relief from rheumatism & to boost the immune system.

Garlic is used to help prevent heart disease, including atherosclerosis, high cholesterol.
It dilates the peripheral blood vessels, resulting in lowering the blood pressure.
Low blood pressure can be helped by eating lots of hazelnuts & garlic.
Another chemical in garlic, ajoene, helps prevent blood clots.
Use garlic liberally in cooking, eat up to 6 cloves of fresh garlic daily.
Garlic improves circulation.
Helps to prevent blood clots from forming, thus reducing the possibility of strokes thromboses.
Lowers or helps to regulate blood sugar.

It has a role in treating lead & mercury poisoning, some carcinomas & diabetes.
Eating garlic regularly may help to prevent cancer, especially of the digestive systemcancer of the stomach, prevents certain tumors from growing larger & may reduce the size of certain tumors in some cases.

Garlic is effective for the treatment of lacerations & cuts & infected wounds.
The effect of garlic on fungal infections is possibly even stronger than against bacteria.
Garlic kills parasites & bacteria that cause some cases of diarrhea.
Fresh garlic is a preventative & a cure for intestinal worms.

Garlic clears phlegm, thus providing treatment for coldsbronchitispulmonary tuberculosis whooping cough.
Ingesting fresh garlic may decrease the duration of a viral illness.
If your cold is accompanied by fevers, string cloves of garlic or small onions together & wear around your neck.
Consider chewing a couple of raw cloves of garlic every day to prevent coldscough bronchial infections.

For toothache squash a clove of garlic, wrap in a bit of cloth & insert into ear on the side of the pain.

In case of the acute earache insert a clove of garlic into the affected ear.

Apply a fresh slice of garlic to the wart in the morning & evening. Use a bandage to keep in place. Onions work in a similar way with the wart disappearing after about 6 weeks of treatment.

Garlic encourages the release of serotonin, a brain chemical that helps to regulate mood.
High serotonin levels act like a tranquilizer to calm the nerves & relieve anxiety.


Garlic can irritate the digestive tracts of very young children & some sources don't recommend garlic for breastfeeding mothers.
Some people are allergic to garlic.
Side effects include upset stomach, bloating, bad breath, body odor & a stinging sensation on the skin from handling too much fresh or dried garlic.
Handling garlic may also cause skin lesions. 
Other, more rare side effects that have been reported by those taking garlic include headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle aches, dizziness described as vertigo & allergies such as an asthmatic reaction or skin rash.

Garlic acts like a blood thinner.
Too much garlic can increase your risk for bleeding during or after surgery.
It may also interact with blood-thinning medications.

People with ulcers or thyroid problems should ask their doctors before taking garlic.


The best garlic remedy uses fresh, uncooked, crushed garlic cloves in a warm tea or mixed with honey.
It is generally taken in 1 tsp doses, 3-6 x a day, with some grated fresh ginger root.
Watch for unpleasant digestive symptoms & decrease garlic intake as needed.
Ginger tea is helpful to reduce gastric upset due to garlic use.

Morning Garlic Ritual:

Every morning keep a glove of garlic in your mouth for 15-20 minutes.
Within the minutes the garlic will reach to the body working in lymphs & arteries.
It will heal chronic bronchitis,anemia,cleans & protects the skin,destroys bacteria cutting down the risks of getting colds & infections.
It will cleanse the blood from toxins & brings out the leftovers of bad cholesterol.
It will heal bleeding gums & protects teeth.
This ritual helps to strengthen the immunity & fight various diseases,very useful against kidney- & liver diseases & helps to flush out kidney stones.
To avoid the garlic breath just brush teeth after & eat parsley or coffee beans.

Garlic Oil:

Crush or finely chop 4 large cloves & place them in a small non-stick pan.
Add 3 tbsp of olive oil.Heat gently until the mixture is just simmering for 1–2 minutes, stirring
Pour the contents into a glass jar & leave to cool.
Strain & bottle.
Use within 12 months.

Garlic tea:

Boil 4 cups of  water & cool slightly.
Add 4-5 cloves of finely chopped or crushed garlic, fresh lemon juice & honey to taste.
Drink 3-4 cups daily, either warm or cold, but do not re-boil the solution.
For internal bacterial, bladder & kidney, viral, or fungal infections, parasites, or for respiratory congestion.

Honey Garlic Syrup:

Crush ½-1 clove garlic & place on a tablespoon.
Pour honey onto the spoon.
Ingest the spoonful of honey garlic syrup, every 4-6 hours, as needed.
Use for catarrh, asthma, tuberculosis, regulating blood pressure, heart weakness & internal ulceration.

Fresh garlic juice:

Juice only enough cloves to produce ¼-1 teaspoon juice.
Mix with honey or fruit juice to taste.
Take every 4-6 hours, as needed.

Garlic tincture:

Chop enough garlic to make 1 cup full.
Pour into a jar.
Add 2 cups vodka or grain alcohol & screw the lid on.
Shake the jar daily for 2 weeks.
After 2 weeks, strain out the chopped garlic & store the tincture in dark labeled bottles, in a cool dark area.
Use 5 drops, 4 x daily as needed.

High blood sugar, high cholesterol: Regular intake of garlic cloves for a few days.


Briefly fry a few slices of Garlic cloves in extra virgin olive oil. Let it cool down & then instill a drop or two into the ear to alleviate earache.
Ear infections can be cured with a slice of fresh garlic clove wrapped in gauze & placed just inside of the ear.
Cover the ear with a cotton ball & secure gently with a piece of paper tape.
Change the garlic & gauze every 6-8 hours, until the earache is gone.
A couple of drops of warm mullein oil mixed with garlic oil & placed in the ear canal is also known to speed healing of an ear infection.

Intestinal parasites: 3-4 garlic cloves steeped in water or milk overnight.

For pinworms, a slightly smashed fresh clove can be inserted into the rectum with olive oil.

Bee Sting:

remove the sting gently. Reduce swelling with ice or cold water.
Moisten a cube of sugar, apply to the sting.
Sugar sucks up moisture & will therefore absorb the venom; this will also reduce the itching.
Cover sting with slices of fresh garlic,onion, lemon or horseradish.
If fresh garlic or onion is used to treat the sting, the pain & the swelling will lessen.

Infusion for High Cholesterol:

3 cloves of garlic, 2 pinches of lavender & 3 pinches of sage.
Add 1 cup of almost boiling water, cover & leave to steep for 10 minutes.
Drink twice daily.

Chest Poultice for Bronchial Congestion:

Pour a generous amount of olive oil into a pan & gently warm an abundance of minced garlic for a couple of minutes.
Prepare cheesecloth, or an old t-shirt, by cutting it to twice the size needed (based on the chest size).
Place the warmed garlic mixture on half the length of the cloth, folding the other half over to cover the mixture.
Place this on the chest.
Put an old towel over this to help keep the heat in.
For use of garlic in small children, it is best to simply rub raw crushed garlic on the bottoms of their feet & then apply socks.

For a sore throat, lightly roast unpeeled cloves in a dry frying pan, peel them when they grow soft, & eat them.

Ringworm can be treated with the use of fresh minced garlic & a loose non-stick dressing for 1-2 hours only, daily for 14 days.
If the fresh garlic is too painful, try applying garlic tincture daily & covering with a non-stick dressing for 14 days. The garlic tincture does not have to be removed after 1-2 hours.
Ringworm infections can take a long time to heal, continue treatment for at least 1 week after the infection appears resolved.

Treating warts use one slice of garlic & apply directly to the wart, rub some olive oil around the margins of the wart to decrease skin irritation & cover the garlic with a dressing.

For vaginal infections, smash a few cloves & wrap them in cheese cloth. Insert directly into the vagina.
A single, peeled clove of garlic wrapped within gauze & placed inside of the vagina for 8-12 hours may cure vaginal yeast infections.
Remove the gauze & garlic, & replace both with new ones.
Repeat this for 2 days.

Arteriosclerosis, hypertension & bronchial catarrh: 3 cloves of garlic, chopped & boiled in milk & taken every night.

Garlic with Honey for Colds:

Crush 30 g of fresh garlic cloves.
Mix garlic with 1 cup of honey.
Let the mixture sit for 1 hr to infuse the honey with the garlic’s essential oils.
Store in a cool place.
The first sign of a cold, take 1-2 tsp. of the mixture once every hour.
This remedy is an excellent home remedy for relieving severe chest congestion & painful coughing, hoarseness & inflammation of the throat.

Cold, phlegm & tropical eosinophilia: 2 garlic cloves crushed, boiled in a cup of water along with 1 tsp turmeric powder.

Severe digestive disorders, dysentery: Take 3 -6 crushed garlic cloves with honey 1-2 x a day.

For Intestinal Upset:
Garlic has been used to help treat ulcers.
Eat 7-9 cloves of garlic throughout the day, with milk or spread on bread.

For infections:
For athlete’s foot, warts, skin infections & acne, rub freshly mashed garlic over the affected area.
Garlic juice with distilled water (1:3), employed as a lotion.

Pickled Garlic:

5 - 6 bulbs of garlic
1 small ginger root
1 tbsp salt
1 bay leaf
4 peppercorns
3 tbsp & 1 tsp sugar
1 cup white wine vinegar
Peel the garlic.
Peel & slice the ginger.
Place 1 l of water in a saucepan, add the salt & bring to a boil.
Add the garlic & simmer for 3-5 min; drain well.
Place the garlic, bay leaf & peppercorns in a small jar with a screw on cap.
In the same saucepan, combine ½ cup of water with the ginger, sugar & vinegar.
Bring to boil for a few minutes.
Immediately pour it over the garlic.
Store the closed jar at room temperature for 1 week.

Almond Garlic Pâté:

2 cups almonds
1 cup cashews, soaked but crispy
1⁄4 cup celery hearts or fennel bulb, chopped
4 tbsp red or white onion, or scallions, chopped
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
1⁄4 tsp salt
Soak the almonds in water for 8-12 hours.
Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor.
Spread on crackers or flatbread, a dip for celery sticks, or a filling for burritos or wraps.


For acne, boils, corns in the foot, warts, etc. mash the garlic cloves & apply externally.
Rub freshly peeled raw garlic on acne afflicted areas 3 - 4 times a day.


Eating & wearing garlic is said to improve agility, courage & physical endurance.
Garlic is widely used in the Wiccan religion for charms & spells that enhance speed, strength, endurance, protection & to repel evil.
The bulb, stem & flowers can be used in spells & as an amulet for protection.

Garlic is said to be able to absorb the diseases of both man & beast, as well as to trap & destroy negative vibrations & evil influences within cursed or haunted dwellings.
Braids of garlic are believed repel thieves from a home & keep away envious people.
Hanging garlic brings good luck.
It is a very effective blessing for a new home.

If you have a garlic clove, when you pass over water, you are safe from drowning.

For protection while sleeping, place under a pillow or make into a wreath placed above the bed.
Putting a garlic clove under a child’s pillow while it sleeps is believed to protect it from evil.

Ancient brides in various cultures kept cloves of garlic in their pocket for good luck & to ward off evil on their wedding day.
Hanging a garlic braid over a bedroom door will help draw a lover into the boudoir.
Scatter around the home to promote lust.

Place with silver in a sachet of leather to bring money.
When evil spirits are about, bite into garlic to send them away, or sprinkle powdered garlic on the floor.
Rubbed onto pots & pans before cooking, it removes negative vibrations which might otherwise contaminate the food.
When a magnet or lodestone is rubbed with garlic it loses its magical powers.
Dreaming that there is “garlic in the house” is known to mean you will discover hidden secrets.
A clove of garlic can be added to a Voodoo mojo bag & will strengthen its magical powers.

Wiping a knife with fresh garlic juice can empower the knife to be used against dark forces.
Garlic has commonly been used for exorcisms.
It is believed in eastern Europe that placing garlic in the mouth of the deceased will prevent the soul from re-entering the body & keep wandering evil spirits from entering & re-animating the body.

A Spell to Ward Off Hepatitis:
13 garlic cloves to be strung together on a white cord & then worn around the neck for 13 consecutive days & nights.
At the witching hour of midnight on the last night, go to a deserted crossroads.
Take off the garlic necklace & toss it over your right shoulder while looking straight ahead.
Upon doing this, return home as quickly as possible & take care not to look back lest the
spell be made broken.

Athlete`s Foot:
When the moon is in a waning phase, puree 9 cloves of garlic.
Fill a small tub with enough hot water to cover your feet.
Add the pureed garlic, along with 6 drops of tea tree oil & then allow your feet to soak in it for ca 20 minutes.
Repeat once or twice a day until the athlete’s foot condition is cleared up.
This natural remedy has been known in many cases to eradicate an athlete’s foot problem within a matter of a few days.

One can rid oneself of a lovesick former lover by placing a garlic bulb with 2 crossed pins stuck in it at a road intersection.
Lure the lover until he crosses it & he will lose interest.

If you think you have the evil eye or are under magical attack, tuck a clove of garlic under your bed & also take a ritual bath with a garlic tea – boil 9 cloves in water on the stove, strain & pour into the bath.

Garlic skins are burned indoors to keep money in your home, to remove negativity from your home,especially when mixed with onion skins & to help alleviate depression & the evil eye.
Burn the powdered herb to break spells & curses.
Whenever you burn something as seriously banishing as garlic in your home, remember to burn a gentle incense afterwards – whether it’s smudge or your favourite resin or herb.

Garlic is often placed under a woman in childbirth to keep her, as well as her newborn baby, safe from any onlookers who may possess the evil eye.

Garlic is also rubbed upon the spines of horses during the waning of the moon to have them
“always in good spirits & lively.”

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