Contractions. - Allium S. A.-sa.
Nat. ord., Liliaceae.
Garlic. For. names: German, Knoblauch; French, Ail; Italian, Aglio; Spanish, Ajo.
Habitat. - This well-known culinary plant is cultivated everywhere.
Part employed. - The mature bulb.
Characters. - The bulb consists of several ovato-oblong, pointed, somewhat curved little bulbs, not unlike claws, which are enclosed in one common dry membrane, forming a large oval bulb.
Preparation. - Tincture, 1 in 20, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.
Preference to Horn. Proving. - Marcy and Peters' New Mat. Med.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.
Average loss of moisture, 63 per cent.