Magickal uses include healing, protection, exorcism, repulsion of vampires, and purification of spaces and objects.
Used to invoke Hecate.
Guards against negative magic, spirits, and the envy of others.
Hang in the home to bring togetherness to the family or keep your willpower strong.
Said to ward off bad weather when worn or carried during outside activities.
Believed to absorb diseases — rub fresh, peeled garlic against ailing body parts then throw the garlic into running water.
Also Called: Stinkweed
Garlic has a very long folk history of use in a wide range of ailments, particularly ailments such as ringworm, Candida and vaginitis where its fungicidal, antiseptic, tonic and parasiticidal properties have proved of benefit.
It is also said to have anticancer activity.
It has also been shown that garlic aids detoxification of chronic lead poisoning.
Daily use of garlic in the diet has been shown to have a very beneficial effect on the body, especially the blood system and the heart.
Recent research has also indicated that garlic reduces glucose metabolism in diabetics, slows the development of arteriosclerosis and lowers the risk of further heart attacks in myocardial infarct patients.
Externally, the expressed juice is an excellent antiseptic for treating wounds.
The fresh bulb is much more effective medicinally than stored bulbs, extended storage greatly reduces the anti-bacterial action.
The bulb is said to be anthelmintic, antiasthmatic, anticholesterolemic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, stimulant, stings, stomachic, tonic, vasodilator.