Everyone is familiar with the culinary use of garlic and other members of the family: in health it has frequently been used in a decoction, in the form of a syrup, juice, liquid extract or poultice. The Athenians were great garlic eaters, the Romans believed it warded off evil.
Garlic is generally regarded as a stimulant, although secondarily, but this is contested by some writers; it seems to affect the nervous system, although Hailer regarded it with suspicion, Horace compared it to the vilest poisons! Boiled in milk, it can be been used as an anthelminthic and expectorant. Its antifebrile properties are questionable.
If introduced into the rectum, it induces fever. It has been used by soldiers and prisoners who wish to feign sickness, but in fact any acrid substance would have the same effect. Garlic is used in both veterinary and homoeopathy. Today garlic pulp is regarded as rubefacient and even vesicant.
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Garlic can be eaten raw, provided that you find it digestible and can tolerate garlic breath (parsley is traditionally paired with garlic as a breath-freshener) or cooked as part of your meals. Commission E recommends a daily dose of 400 milligrams, the equivalent of 1 clove. Some garlic fans believe that cooking weakens garlic's health benefits, a point not addressed by the commission.
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Stir 1/4 of a teaspoon into a glass of water and consume 3 times daily, with meals.
Do not use in combination with blood-thinning drugs without professional medical advice.
Gastrointestinal disturbance may occur in sensitive people.
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