100% PURE ESSENTIAL OIL - GARLIC
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Country of Origin: Mexico
Description: Garlic is a bulb. Each bulb has between 5-15 teeth, depending on the variety.
Color: May vary from colorless to pale yellow
Aroma Intensity: It is extremely strong and penetrating. Blends well with: Its aroma does not mix well with other essential oils.
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History: Garlic (Allium sativum) is a vegetable of the Liliaceae family that has been used in cooking and as a medicine for hundreds of years around the world. Its bulb, commonly known as the head and made up of several teeth, is the real responsible for all this fame. In ancient Egypt, for example, garlic was already used to remedy diarrhea and in ancient Greece, it was used to treat lung and intestinal pathologies. Today, however, with the advancement of medicine and study tools, garlic has not only confirmed its effectiveness in “old recipes” but has also proved to be a powerful ally in the fight against various diseases.
For starters, garlic has considerable levels of allicin (di-propenyl-thiosulfinate). Allicin is the substance responsible for most of its pharmacological properties, in addition to giving garlic the odor we know. It is the key to the plant's antimicrobial activity, acting to kill bacteria that cause infections and boils. It also works as an anti-viral agent, fighting, among others, the flu virus. What's more: according to several studies, garlic can still help in the treatment of mild arterial hypertension, reduce cholesterol levels, prevent arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases.
Garlic was also much loved by the ancient Egyptians, was chewed by the Olympians of Greece, and was thought to be essential for warding off vampires. The plant has been used through the centuries in different countries as protection against the devil.
Therapeutic Properties: It is a very powerful antiseptic - possibly the most powerful of all oils. It is anti-bacterial, anti-virus, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure). As it works very well on the immune system, it is great for preventing colds and flu and for treating and decongesting the airways and bronchitis. It is great for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
This Essential Oil is generally sought after for its therapeutic and medicinal properties discovered in recent years. Here are some: it is used as a hypotensive agent, in the treatment of ulcers, worms and in the fight against high levels of cholesterol and fat.
Precautions: Use in a dilution between 0.5 or 1% maximum. Do not use on children or breastfeeding women. Do not use in people with low blood pressure, stomach ulcers, hyperthyroidism, severe bleeding (or who are being treated with anticoagulants).