Allium sativum - Garlic
Allium sativum

Indications & contra-indications

  • Anthelmintic
  • Antiatherosclerotic
  • Antifungal
  • Antihypercholesterolaemic
  • Antihyperlipidaemic
  • Antihypertensive
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiparasitic
  • Antiplatelet
  • Antiprotozoal
  • Antiseptic (GIT)
  • Antiviral (systemically)
  • Chemoprotective
  • Fibrinolytic
  • Mucolytic
  • Vasodilator
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Circulation, peripheral, impaired
  • Hypercholesterolaemia
  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infection, gastrointestinal system
  • Infection, respiratory tract
Nutrient reference value:
No observed adverse effect level (NOAEL):
Suggested optimal nutritional allowance:
Dietary reference intake:
BHP indications: Chronic bronchitis, respiratory catarrh, recurrent colds, whooping cough, bronchial asthma and influenza. Specifically indicated for chronic bronchitis.
Commission E indications: Support to dietary measures for elevated blood lipid levels, preventive for age-dependent vascular changes.
Contraindications: Contraindicated in those with known sensitivity. Prolonged or high doses of fresh raw garlic and allicin-releasing garlic products should not be taken during pregnancy.
Cautions: Garlic may cause gastric irritation, allergy, contact dermatitis, and other skin reactions, and increased body odour.


Dosage (dry herb): 0.4-1.2 g per day
Dosage (liquid extract): 40-80 mL per week (1:1)
Dosage (powdered extract): Equivalent to 4-12 mg alliin daily
Qualities: Warm 4th degree.

More info & references

More information:
WHO: Adjuvant to dietetic management of hyperlipidaemia, and prevention of atherosclerotic vascular changes. May be useful in treatment of mild hypertension.