Actions: antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, reduces cholesterol, helps to balance blood pressure.
Therapeutic uses: colds, flu, coughs, sinusitis and chest infections, candida albicans, high blood pressure and heart disease, circulatory problems, skin problems including acne and impetigo, blood sugar regulation, digestive infections.
Typical preparation: eaten raw or in food, rubbed on skin, tablets or capsules.
Contraindications: not to be taken with anti-clotting medication. If you’re breastfeeding, you may find that garlic makes your baby’s colic worse.