Did You Know: Garlic (Allium Sativum)
Garlic - Allium Sativum
Habitat: Cultivated throughout the world.
Collection: Collect the bulbs when the leaves begin to yellow and droop.
Actions of Garlic: Antiseptic, antibiotic, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, expectorant, diaphoretic, hypotensive, anti-diabetic, anti-thrombotic.
‘One of the Plague herbs’ and the best known and most widely used herb in the horse world. Garlic is now included in many of the proprietary brands of horse coarse mixes, as well as being available in powdered form for addition to feed. Garlic is ideal for any respiratory disorder; being both expectorant and antibiotic it will encourage the expulsion of mucus from the lungs and help with any infection present. Rich in sulphur, which is excreted through the pores of the skin, garlic cleanses the blood and when excreted will help to deter biting flies. With regard to digestion, garlic supports the development of natural bacterial flora, so vital to a good digestive system, whilst killing pathogens. Garlic is one of the best herbs to use when wishing to protect animals or humans from infection.