In A Nutshell - Garlic 250

In A Nutshell - Garlic

Part of the outstanding "Healing Herbs - In A Nutshell" series of compact guides to single herbs and their actions and uses. 

It includes information on: 

  • The history, folklore, botany and uses of Garlic
  • How to grow, harvest and process Garlic and which parts of the plants to use
  • How to make ointments, compresses, capsules and tinctures
  • The action of Garlic in combination with other herbs to treat specific ailments
  • How to use Garlic as a self-help medicine 


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GARLIC

Allium sativum

by Jill Rosemary Davies

Garlic is known for its delicious flavours in cooking and lineage for healing worldwide.  Its familiar smell derives from its sulphur constituents which also gives it its medicinal properties, (which if crushed release allicin and then diallyl disulfide).  Garlic juice was used in World War I for soaked bandages before the presence of anti-biotics.  Nowadays it is used for overall immunity enhancement, digestive help, anti-fungal support, for lung support to include bronchitis, pneumonia and more.  It can also help more diverse issues like adrenal gland support, as it increases monomine oxidase enzymes in the adrenal glands.  It makes fascinating reading and explores the history and medicinal properties of this household plant.

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Author Jill Rosemary Davies
ISBN 1862045593
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