Allicin Medical Uses (B)

An A to Z of aliments that allicin can be used to treat

b Bed Sores – Boils


Medical Definition
Ulcerated areas of skin caused by irritation and constant pressure on a part of the body. Healing is prevented by a decreased blood supply. The formation of gangrene is possible and must be avoided.

This is an exciting area of research with allicin, since for many years we have known that garlic has two important functions with regard to healing wounds (see later section on wound healing). Not only can you expect to start healing faster but you will also prevent an infection from developing. Research is currently underway in this area.

TreatmentApply allicin liquid to the pressure bandage. Change frequently.


Medical Definition
An inflammation of the urinary bladder usually caused by Escherichia coli. It is usually accompanied by pain and burning on passing urine, with increased desire to pass water. A severe infection usually causes a persistent cramp like pain in the lower abdomen, together with fever.

Because allicin has such a wide spectrum of activity, and our results show a propensity towards drug resistant bacteria being the easiest to kill, allicin powder will be worthwhile using against ANY microbial infection. Remarkably, allicin can kill Escherichia coli at a concentration of just 16 parts per million and we have even seen activity against a deadly strain known as Escherichia coli 0157 at just 32 parts per million.

TreatmentTake 540-1080mg of allicin powder every day for at least 4 weeks. Any vaginal irritation can be treated with adding 1000mg allicin powder into plain yoghurt and inserted into the vagina.


Medical Definition
The pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. Pressure is highest during systole, when the heart ventricles are contracting (systolic pressure), and lowest during diastole, when the ventricles are relaxing and refilling (diastolic pressure). The normal range of blood pressure varies, although with the typical western diet it tends to increase with age, but a young adult would be expected to have a blood pressure of 120/80 (systolic/diastolic).

High blood pressure is described as a ”silent killer”. It can creep up on you, without causing symptoms, to trigger a sudden heart attack or stroke. Even if your blood pressure is very high you may feel relatively well and symptom-free. Some people with high blood pressure may feel dizzy and develop a headache. People with hypertension will have high blood pressure reading even while resting. Factors that increase the risk of developing high blood pressure include increasing age, smoking cigarettes, obesity, excessive alcohol intake, a family history of heart disease, lack of exercise and high stress levels.

Medical experts reckon that reducing your diastolic blood pressure by as little as 5 units (millimeters of mercury) would decrease your risk of developing coronary heart disease by a massive 16 per cent. Allicin has been shown to significantly reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Recently the prestigious medical journal, The Journal of Hypertension, reported that garlic extracts with an available allicin yield of just 0.6 per cent could reduce systolic blood pressure by 10 per cent and diastolic blood pressure by 6 per cent. The journal went on to say that the potential blood pressure lowering effect of this natural plant medicine was of such significance ”that strokes may be reduced by 30 to 40 per cent and coronary heart disease by 20 to 25 per cent”. We would expect to see both systolic and diastolic blood pressure lower by at least 10 per cent as a result of taking allicin products that can guarantee a genuine 100% yield of allicin.

TreatmentWhile research is still in progress, testimonial statements from people who have experienced significant benefits while taking allicin suggest that you should take between 180mg and 1080mg of allicin powder a day depending on your current blood pressure reading. Allicin powder products can be taken with any conventional blood pressure medication. There may even be a synergistic activity, which might allow you, under supervision of your physician, to reduce your drug intake.

Mr Steve B from High Wycombe writes:
Dear Peter, Just a note to let you know that I have been able to stop taking the beta blocker drug that was causing me so many problems and not really controlling my blood pressure. As you suggested I started taking 720mg of allicin powder a day and monitoring my blood pressure reading. After 6 weeks I persuaded my GP to take me off the drug as I was having some personal problems with it! He took my blood pressure again 2 weeks later (whilst only taking the allicin) and to our combined delight my blood pressure was basically normal. I have kept taking the capsules you sent me but reduced the dose down to 360mg per day and my last BP reading was still normal. Thank you so very much for your help.


Medical Definition
A boil or skin abscess is a localised infection deep in the skin. A boil generally starts as a reddened tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm and hard. Eventually the centre of the boil softens and becomes filled with white cells that the body sends to fight the infection. This collection of white cells is known as pus. Finally the pus ‘forms a head’ and drains out through the skin. Boils can occur anywhere in the body and affect people of all ages.

Boils may follow a bacterial infection, commonly an infection with bacteria called Staphylococcus.

TreatmentWhen added to olive oil or apple cider vinegar, allicin powder can be used to impregnate a lint dressing. This should be applied to the area affected and changed every day, and will quickly reduce inflammation and ease pain associated with boils and cysts.