Most people do not know about Garlic essential oil (EO). I wondered how I could make a post on Garlic short, yet fun & compelling because the aroma of Garlic EO in the bottle is so unbearably strong. How is one supposed to use it? Well... After tasting Garlic EO, really really tasty, I had the urge to make a butter sauce with it! No hassle of peeling… chopping… sautéing… then (Oops) burning garlic cloves in the skillet.
Garlic-Butter Popcorn Sauce:
Heat the entire jar of ghee in a water-bath in the crock-pot until ghee is soft but not melting/ separating. Mix in garlic EO, salt, dill, cayenne & nutritional yeast. Pour over popcorn, French bread, or let harden again for later use.
Garlic as a Home Remedy
...A friend called one day asking what to do for her cold & flu symptoms. I could tell on the phone that she did not have deep lung congestion/ cough— whooping cough (regionally common). She was not run-down with breathlessness, wheezing, malaise & fever--pneumonia? She did not complain of aches, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea -- flu? It seemed like the run-of-the-mill wind-cold invasion! So, I said drink abundant fluids and eat good ‘ole fashioned chicken soap with ALOT of garlic in it. She said “Oh yeah, I forgot about garlic.”
How can one forget about Garlic? It makes its way into our lives, without effort; inviting itself to care for us by virtue of its hardy taste & aroma. Garlic clove works so well to dispel common ills. It contains allicin, 1 milligram of which is equivalent to 15 IU of penicillin. It promotes leukocytosis (immune-stimulating). It is anti-infectious, anti-viral, anti-fungal & anti-parasitic, an expectorant & diaphoretic. It is nutritious containing vitamins A (epithelial tissue integrity), B1, B2, selenium (antioxidant & liver detoxifier) & germanium (oxygenating).
GARLIC AS CHINESE MEDICINE
Garlic [Bulbus Alli Sativi], is called Da Suan in Chinese herbal medicine. Classical Pearls says, the single-clove purple garlic from Sichuan, "is specifically recommended as the most effective single remedy for Gu syndrome. External treatment of Gu syndrome often involved the stimulation of all or some of the body’s thirteen demon points (gui xie) by burning moxa on garlic slivers". Is this not similar to the legend of garlic warding off vampires? Gu syndrome encompasses parasitic infestation, Lyme disease, and psycho-emotions. Demons/ Gutoxins cause concurrent mind, body & constitutional degeneration due to ill will or sorcery. Two hidden evils [brain GU & gastrointestinal GU), could be interpreted as some type of parasitic infestation causing systemic & cerebral inflammation (Fruehauf).
GARLIC AS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE (Spelman, 2015)
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2-vinyl-4h-1,3-dithiin, allicin caffeic acid, diallyl trisulfide, quercetin
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Anti-inflammatory /COX Inhibiting Agents
2-vinyl-4h-1,3-dithiin caffeic-acid kaempferol oleanolic-acid quercetin salicylic-acid α-linolenic-acid chlorogenic-acid ferulic-acid linalool myricetin vanillic-acid.
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2-vinyl-4h-1,3-dithiin ajoene apigenin caffeic acid kaempferol salicylic-acid ajoene allicin Alpha linolenic acid apigenin caffeic acid chlorogenic acid .
2-vinyl-4h-1,3-dithiin, diallyl trisulfide
Salicylates, Salicylic acid
2-vinyl-4H-1,3-dithiin beta phellandrene
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Cholesterol Lowering Agentsapigenin, adenosine ajoene allicin alliin campesterol diallyl-disulfide diallyl-trisulfide inulin lignin methyl-ajoene nicotinic-acid phytic-acid rutin s-allyl-cysteine-sulfoxide s-allyl-l-cysteine s-methyl-l-cysteine-sulfoxide taurine trigonelline
Blood Pressure Lowering Agents glutathione querceitin allicin caffeic acid trans-ajoene apigenin asparagine caffeic acid chlorogenic acid citrulline kaempferol myricetin oleanolic acid
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Spelman, K. (2015). Network pharmacology: A paradigm buster. In Functional Medicine University, Module 10.
* Check your sources for cautions & considerations, and route & dosing before using EOs. Especially during pregancy; on small children & infants; the elderly & weak; and those with epilepsy & neuro-muscular diseases.