One of the most popular herbal preparations and seasonings of all times, garlic with its intense odor, has a strong reputation that precedes it. Garlic has been used all over the world to flavor foods, ward off evil spirits, as an offering to ancient deities, as well as for its healthful properties.
A member of the Liliaceae family, Allium sativum is an herbaceous perennial with long, grayish-green, spear-shaped leaves. The flower stalks which support whimsical, globular clusters of small white flowers are very similar to other members of the Allium genus such as onion and chive. The genus name, Allium, is Latin for garlic and the species name, sativum, refers to the fact that garlic is highly cultivated. Garlic is thought to have been cultivated for at least 5,000 years, originating in the Middle East. It has been grown for so long that it is difficult for scientists to determine the plant’s exact origin.
A popular food spice, garlic clove is also employed in global healing traditions for its wellness supporting properties. Garlic has been used extensively in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda, and folk herbalism for thousands of years. Its virtues were praised in ancient Greece and Rome. In Ayurveda, garlic is referred to as 'rasoon' or 'lasunam' and is considered to be energetically hot, drying, and pungent, helping to bring balance to vata and kapha doshas. In TCM, garlic is called 'da-suan' and is used to support the digestive system. Garlic helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels that are within normal range.*
Made with fresh organic cloves, our garlic tincture is pungent and heating. This liquid extract is typically taken in water or juice, although it also has a place in many polyherbal formulations. Garlic extract blends well with ginkgo extract, prickly ash extract, and more.
Packaging & Shipping • 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper. • 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass bottles with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper. • 32 oz. extracts come in plastic bottles with a plastic screw cap.
Please note: All bulk sizes of 8 oz. and larger are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.
Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner if using in higher doses used for therapeutic purposes and taking any medications. Garlic may cause gastrointestinal disturbance in sensitive individuals or in persons with acute or chronic stomach inflammation. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.