Country of Origin: India
Garlic (Allium sativum), an herb used widely as a flavoring in cooking, has also been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases.
Purported benefits of garlic include lowering high cholesterol, reducing high blood pressure and supporting a healthy immune system. A study in the May 2000 issue of "Applied and Environmental Microbiology" found garlic effective against Helibacter pylori, a type of bacteria that can cause ulcers. Garlic may help prevent a variety of cancers, including gastrointestinal, according to the National Cancer Institute, though the exact amount needed remains undetermined.
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As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.)