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Common Name Garlic
Latin Name Allium sativum
Family Liliacae
Part Used Bulb
Gathering Time Gathered in the fall
Constituents Volatile oil, mucilage, glucokinins, germanium
Actions Antiseptic, anti-microbial, diaphoretic, cholagogue, hypotensive, antispasmodic, alterative, anti-catarrhal, carminative, expectorant, tonic
Common Uses Used to fight infections, viruses, respiratory infections, lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol levels.
Contraindications Avoid during pregnancy and lactation. May cause gastric upset in some individuals.
Possible Drug Interactions Garlic may increase bleeding if person is also taking anti-coagulants
Overdose Symptoms Unknown

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