Allium Sativum in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

Allium Sativum, the common garlic, is a homeopathic remedy useful for stomach and intestines, soothes cough and joint pain. Let’s find out better.

Description of Allium Sativum

Allium Sativum is a short-acting homeopathic remedy obtained from the mother tincture of the fresh garlic bulb.

Garlic is a bulbous herbaceous plant belonging to the Liliaceae family. Garlic has been known since ancient times, in fact it was already used by the Egyptians; today it is cultivated all over the world, in regions with a temperate and dry climate.

Its main use is culinary, but it is also used for therapeutic purposes for its numerous beneficial properties, especially antibacterial.

The characteristic smell of garlic is due to numerous organic sulfur compounds including alliin and its derivatives, such as allicin and diallyl disulfide.

When using Allium Sativum

It is used in homeopathic medicine, in general, in the following cases:

  • difficult digestion, heartburn, with sensitivity to minimum pressure
  • difficulty breathing, coughing up, nasal congestion and colds, bad breath
  • skin that flakes easily, sensitive, dry, hair that falls out
  • headaches, teeth that get upset, tendency to deafness
  • generalized and joint pain (fingers and toes, hips, ankles) and at the level of the tendons, thighs and knees; burning with tingling in the soles of the feet
  • hypertension

A particular and curious sensation that is felt with the intake of Allium sativum is that of having a hair on the tongue.

Doses and administration

  • In cases of difficult digestion, cough and breathing problems, skin problems or headaches the solution should be taken in dilution 6CH, 3 granules or 5 drops, every 3 hours until improvement; then we pass to dilution 30CH, 3 granules or 5 drops, 3 times a day.
  • In cases of joint pain and widespread 3D dilution, 5 granules 4 times a day, or 20 drops 3 times a day.

Who is Allium Sativum recommended for

The subject Allium Sativum is a type that tends to exceed in nutrition, although rarely obese. They are gourmets of robust constitution, love meat, and the complexion is predominantly dark. In essence, these are greedy and voracious people, weighed down by the food they have abused.

So the stomach becomes heavy, the intestines work hard and do not allow it to digest or rest well; this subject is often sad and impatient, has colds, coughs, muscle and arthritic pains; the skin is scaly and itchy.

In such individuals Allium sativum proves to be an effective hypotensive.


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