The bulb of Allium sativum Linne (nat. ord. Liliacecae).


Asia and Southern Europe, cultivated.


Bulb subglobular, compound, consisting of about eight compressed, wedge-shaped bulblets, which are arranged in a circle around the base of the stem, and covered by several dry membranous scales. Odor pungent and disagreeable; taste warm and acrid.


The chief constituents are - (1) A volatile oil, 1/4 per cent., which consists of Allyl (C3H5) oxide and sulphide. (2) Mucilage. (3) Albumin.

Dose, 15 to 30 gr.; 1. to 2. gm.


Syrupus Allii. Syrup Of Garlic

Garlic, 200; Sugar, 800; diluted Acetic Acid to 1000.

Dose, 1 to 4 fl. dr.; 4. to 15. c.c.

Action And Uses Of Garlic

The effects of garlic are those of a general stimulant, quickening the circulation, exciting the nervous system, and promoting expectoration. It is beneficial in impaired digestion, in chronic catarrhal and other pectoral affections in which symptoms of inflammation have subsided and a relaxed state of the vessels remains.