Allium sativum. Garlic is widely used around the world for its pungent flavor as a seasoning or condiment.
Actions: Alterative, Anthelmintic, Antibiotic, Anticatarrhal, Antihistamine, Antimicrobal, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Aromatic, Carminative, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Mucilage, Pectoral, Rubefacient, Stimulant, Tonic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary.
Usages: Internally- Commonly used to repel flies and insects. Helps with coughs and respiratory disorders, rheumatism, aids digestion and intestinal infections. Externally- Can be applied for bites, ringworm or boils. The best known herb most commonly used for horses which has many qualities and benefits. It helps prevent coughs, improves digestion and prevents worms. Also Garlic promotes sweating and in doing so excretes through the skin to repel flies and insects. Although Garlic can taint the milk in a lactating mare, it transfers its benefits to the foal.Many "Garlic powders" on the market are not pure garlic and the quality is questionable. Pure Garlic Granules are best to work with.