Allicin Medical Uses (M)

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

M Molluscum Contagiosum


Medical Definition
This is a common disease of the skin, mainly affecting children. Characterised by papules less than 5mm in diameter, each with a central depression, the disease is caused by a pox virus (others in this group include variola responsible for smallpox and vaccinia which causes cowpox) and is spread by direct contact. Untreated, the papules will disappear within 2 years.

This is a very distressing disease found in children especially just starting pre-school they are very unpleasant and most doctors will say that you just have to let the disease run its natural course. Well not now we have allicin! Please read the testimonial below as it really sums up how good allicin can be.

TreatmentApply allicin powder with a little water using a cotton bud twice daily. Increase frequency of application if you do not see any progress after 10 day.

Earlier this year I was told by our doctor that our daughter was suffering from Molluscum Contagiosum, a condition of the skin which causes wart-like spots which eventually (over a period of months or even years) turn into large and painful pustules which eventually burst, sometimes leaving behind a scar or pit. She was five years old at the time and we had first noticed some spots when she was only two. Gradually, over this time, they had spread from her trunk and arms to her legs, and particularly between her legs and around the genital area. They were causing her a great deal of discomfort and embarrassment and it was most distressing to hear from the doctor that there was absolutely no treatment for them as they were caused by a virus. We were told that although painful and unsightly, they were otherwise totally harmless and that they would disappear eventually. When I heard, through a friend, that it might be possible to treat them with garlic, I decided that anything was worth a try. Through the Garlic Information Centre, we were given a bottle of pure allicin liquid (a component of fresh garlic most associated with healing properties) and told to apply it to our daughter’s spots twice a day with a cotton bud. After only three days there was a noticeable improvement, and after a week the spots had completely gone. We were absolutely thrilled and could hardly believe that allicin had worked so effectively and so quickly! I know from talking to other parents that Molluscum Contagiosum is common in young children. I would thoroughly recommend trying this treatment. It can do no harm and may work for others as it has for us!
Claudia Macpherson, UK