Garlic, or Allium sativum, as it is formally known, is one of the most universally used and effective remedies of herbal lore. Its daily usage aids and supports the body in ways that no other herb does.
Garlic has long been known for its ability to fight off the bugs which can cause colds and flu. The only problem is that in its raw form, it can leave your breath smelling badly. The good news is that, now, you can get the active ingredient in garlic, Allicin, without the strong odour. How? By simply taking a tablet.
Blooms Arizona Garlic is a high quality form of garlic produced by a patented process of drying and cold blending which retains the allicin. Allicin is one of the most important active constituents in garlic, normally lost in processing. Arizona Garlic has been found to contain important trace minerals, germanium and selenium, which are often low in Australian soil.
Arizona Garlic is effective in reducing mucus congestion and is beneficial in the relief of symptoms seen with colds and flu, allergies, hay fever and sinusitis. It is well known for its natural antimicrobial actions and may assist in balancing normal healthy cholesterol levels. Also used for the management of respiratory and urinary tract infections, ringworm, rheumatic conditions and as a carminative in the management of dyspepsia.
During the time of the pharaohs, when Egypt was at its peak of power, garlic was given to the labourers and slaves. The common people had garlic included in the diet to help protect them from disease. The Ebers, an Egyptian medical papyrus dated approximately 1500 BC, mentions garlic at least 22 times as a remedy for a variety of diseases.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used garlic for a variety of ailments. Since the ancients believed that many diseases were the result of evil spells, garlic with its effective medicinal qualities was thought to possess magical power against evil; thus it was used in many charms.
A tradition still held today in rural New Mexico is the use of garlic as a charm to help a young girl rid herself of an unwanted boyfriend. She first puts a piece of garlic and two crossed pins in a spot where two roads intersect, and then she must get the boy to walk over the charm without noticing it. If the task is accomplished successfully, the boy will miraculously lose all interest in her.
Cautions and Interactions
• If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.
• Not to be used in children under two years of age.
• Contains sugars.
• If pain or irritation, relating to urinary tract infections, persists for more than 48 hours, consult your doctor. The presence of blood in the urine warrants immediate medical attention.
• Avoid taking before an operation as it may increase bleeding.
• Combining garlic with blood thinning medication can increase the risk of bleeding.
Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Garlic is not recommended if you are breastfeeding. Garlic constituents are believed to be excreted in breast milk, and nursing infants are prone to extended nursing and an altered flavour in breast milk.
Directions for Use
Adults: Take one tablet with each meal.
Each tablet contains:
- Allium sativum (Garlic)
dry bulb 500mg
microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose,
glucose, macrogol 400, stearic acid,
calcium hydrogen phosphate,
and natural lemongrass oil flavour