Allium sativum  Family: Liliaceae



Spiritual Uses

  • Cleansing: use in 4 Thieves Vinegar blend for floor washes
  • Protection: use in 4 Thieves Vinegar blend for floor washes

Caution: Can cause heartburn and stomach distress in some people, should be avoided by nursing mothers

Dosage: Add to dishes when cooking; chop and infuse in honey or apple cider vinegar; 1 clove daily for general wellness, up to 3 cloves daily when symptoms of illness begins

Personal Experience: This is one of my ultimate go to herbs for colds and flus. I infuse it with honey and take 1/2 tsp every hour at the onset of illness

Parts Used: Bulbs

Range: Native to middle Asia, now grown worldwide, in the US in zones 4-9

Habitat & Growing Conditions: Likes well drained, moisture retentive soil


Key Constituents:

Try the following products that include this wonderful herb: 


The New Holistic Herbal, David Hoffmann p202

Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide, Rosemary Gladstar p70

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. If you are under the care of a health care provider and/or taking prescription medication, check with your health care provider before taking any herbal supplement.