Garlic essential oil, allium sativum, is a natural antibiotic. Protects from infection, detoxifies the body, promotes sweating, strengthens blood vessels, lowers blood pressure. Garlic oil aids in treatment of arteriosclerosis, hemorrhoids, impotence, hysteria, edema, asthma, and arthritis. Garlic essential oil is good against all venom, spider bites, and poisons, tuberculosis, circulatory problems, colds, bronchitis, fever, flu, toothache, headache, earache, digestive problems, constipation, genito-urinary diseases, and heart disorders. It can reduce cholesterol if eaten raw, and is sais to also help with insomnia, liver disease, jaundice, sinusitis, dysentery, diarrhea, diabetes, gastritis, rheumatism, ulcers, and yeast infections. Good for all diseases, infections, fungus, earache, some cancers, and bacteria. Taken internally it will destroy worms, and used externally, blended with a little sesame or olive oil, it will rid the skin of parasites. Garlic essential oil used externally, helps old sores, bruises, falling hair, wounds.
Garlic is a perennial plant; the bulb is compound, consisting of individual bulbs, or cloves, enclosed together in a white skin. The stem is simple, smooth, and round and is surrounded at the bottom by tubular leaf sheaths from which grow the long, flat linear leaves. The Common Garlic a member of the same group of plants as the Onion, is of such antiquity as a cultivated plant, that it is difficult with any certainty to trace the country of its origin. De Candolle, in his treatise on the Origin of Cultivated Plants, considered that it was apparently indigenous to the southwest of Siberia, whence it spread to southern Europe, where it has become naturalized. It is widely cultivated in the Latin countries bordering on the Mediterranean.
Garlic essential oil, allium sativum, is not often used externally, due to its (to some) unpleasant and pervasive aroma.
Garlic oil cautions - Generally non toxic and non irritant, although it has been known to irritate the stomach; may also cause sensitization in some individuals.
Garlic essential oil properties - Amoebicidal, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antimicrobal, antiseptic, antitoxic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cholagogue, hypocholesterolemic, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, insecticide, larvicidal, promotes leucocytosis, stomachic, tonic.