Plant Therapy Garlic Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Allium sativum * Plant Part: Bulb * Extraction Method: Steam Distilled * Origin: China * Description: Garlic is a bulb that grows 12-16 inches tall. Each bulb has somewhere around 5-15 cloves depending on the variety. * Color: Yellow to orange red clear liquid. * Common Uses: Garlic Essential Oil is reputed to have antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-hypertensive properties and has been used to prevent infections and to treat colds and bronchitis symptoms. It is also believed to be a powerful detoxifier and is regarded to rejuvenate the body and relieve tiredness. * Consistency: Thin * Note: Top * Strength of Aroma: Strong * Aromatic Scent: Garlic Essential Oil has a very strong and pungent garlic aroma. * History: Garlic was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, chewed by Greek Olympian athletes and thought to be essential for keeping vampires at bay. The plant has been used over many centuries in different countries as a protection against evil. * Cautions: A few drops of the pure oil can fill a house with its strong almost nauseating aroma. Use extremely well diluted and avoid during pregnancy.