Allium savitum: Liliaceae
|PLANET: Mars||ELEMENT: Fire|
|TASTE: pungent||VIPAKA: pungent|
|WARMTH: hot||DOSHAS: V- P+ K-|
MERIDIANS: Lung, Spleen, Stomach, Kidney, Colon
ACTIONS: , Antibiotic, expectorant, diaphoretic, hypotensive, alterative, antithrombotic, antidiabetic, lowers serum cholesterol and triglyceride while raising HDL, stimulant, antispasmodic, yang tonic, cleanses Vata and Kapha from the blood, aphrodisiac, increases leucocytosis so aids immune response, can normalise intestinal flora.
INDICATIONS: colds, flu, bronchitis, asthma, hypoglycemia, mild diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, palpitation, skin diseases, paracytic infections, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, edema, impotence.
PRECAUTIONS: hyperacidity, high Pita, hot blood, prolonged bleeding, avoid in pregnancy, can be irritating to sexual organs
CONSTITUENTS: Up to 0.9% volatile oil (see below), ALLICIN (active against Candida, Trichomonas, staph, E coli, salmonella, shigella, cholera) Allicin and Allylpropyldisulphide are also insulin-sparing (so prolongs life of insulin), AOJONE (potent platelet inhibitor), vitamins A B & C, minerals, flavonoids
PREPARATION AND USE:
-infusion, do not boil: pour a pint of boiling water over 12 cloves slices, leave 12 hr+, strain and add vinegar and honey to taste
-may be used as an enema for paracytes
-for pinworms, insert a clove directly in rectum
NUTRITIONAL USE: added to improve taste of many dishes. Some authors suggest daily uses of large amounts as a basic health supplement; others warn that it can be irritating, especially in cases with high Pita
USE IN MAGIC: Purification, Protection
-protection from vampires, negative energy, evil, many diseases, shipwrecks
-hung over doors, worn, used in sachets, sprinkled on floors, beneath pillows, all for protection
-used to invoke Hecate
-provides strength and courage
-sacred to Cybele, but for Her use alone: those who worship this Goddess shouldn't use it
-absorb diseases by rubbing Garlic on the affected part and throwing into running water
-for protection against hepatitis, wear 13 cloves on a necklace for thirteen days, go to a crossroads at midnight, throw the garland behind you and run away without looking back
-rubbed on pots to keep negative vibrations out of food
-put in food to induce lust (I guess that isn't a negative vibration!)
USE IN PERSONAL GROWTH:
-cuts through most of the blockages and obstacles we have set up within us
-helps see a new approach
-helps in times of isolation and intense meditation
-tamasic: increases groundedness, but may make the mind dull
"I humbly acknowledge my talents and use them for the service of the whole."
THE ESSENTIAL OIL
ACTIONS: anthelminthic, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antitoxic, antitumour, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cholagogue, lowers blood cholesterol diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, hypoglycemic, tonic, promotes leucocytosis, stomachic.
INDICATIONS: almost never used externally due to aroma, taken internally for respiratory, urinary, and GI infections, and to lower cholesterol
DOSE: 1-3 drops
USE IN MAGIC: Protection, Purification, Physical Energy, Conscious Mind
-breathe in the oil and visualise its energies clearing or imparting energy.
THE FLOWER ESSENCE
PATTERNS OF IMBALANCE: Fearful, weak or easily influenced, prone to low vitality.
"Garlic flower essence is a very important healing agent for those souls who become too diffuse in their astrality, and therefore subject to entities of many kinds. These souls have enormous psychic forces which are scattered or splintered, leaving them host to many other entities who prey off their life forces and gain unlawful entry into the auric field. A wide spectrum of disturbances can be treated by Garlic essence, from poor immune response with a tendency to parasitic infection, to low-grade psychism, mediumism, or possession. Garlic addresses many forms of nervous fear, which arise from the overly intense activity of various elemental beings in the astral body. In all of these cases there is a characteristic vacancy in the eyes and paleness of features, with the impression that soul-colour and vitality is being drained or siphoned from the individual. Garlic flower essence restores wholeness for such souls, helping them to consolidate and unify the astral body, and to bring it into greater harmony with the physical and etheric bodies and the spiritual ego. " (1)
(1) Flower Essence information quoted from Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Flower Essence Repertory, The Flower Essence Society, Nevada City, CA. ISBN 0-9631306-1-7