Allicin Medical Uses (P)

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

P Parasites – Psoriasis


Medical Definition
Any living thing, that lives in or on another living organism. The parasite, which may spend all or only part of its existence with the host, obtains food and/or shelter from the host and contributes nothing to its welfare. Some parasites cause irritation and interfere with bodily functions. Others destroy host tissues and release toxins into the body, thus injuring health and causing disease.

Human parasites include fungi, bacteria, viruses, protozoa and worms, and can all be treated with allicin.

TreatmentTake 1080mg of allicin powder every day for at least 1 month and then reduce this back down to 360mg per day. At the same time take allicin powder and dilute it with distilled water: 1 part allicin powder to 1 part water and take this 3 times per day for at least 1 month.


Medical Definition
An inflamed swelling of the nail folds usually caused by infection with Staphylococcus aureus. Chronic paronychia usually occurs in those who habitually engage in wet work where a secondary infection is caused by Candida albicans.

Antibiotics are often prescribed but of course the bacterium is now multi-drug resistant and therefore requires an agent like allicin that can kill both a bacterial and fungal infection. These two particular organisms are the most sensitive to allicin liquid and powder formulations (ie they are easily destroyed by allicin).

TreatmentApply allicin powder with a little water directly to the infected area – just a few hundreds miligrams per day will be needed. Take 360mg-720mg of allicin powder every day to get rid of any systemic infection (this is very common with Candida) and continue to take them after the infection clears to prevent it from returning.


Medical Definition
This is a breach in the lining of the digestive tract caused by digestion of the mucosa by pepsin and acid. A peptic ulcer can be found in the oesophagus, the stomach, duodenum or jejunum.

Ulcers are extremely common and for many years the medical profession had been convinced that the main cause was an over production of stomach acid. However we now know that even people with low volumes of stomach acid can get ulcers and interestingly stomach cancer is actually very common in people who cannot produce ANY stomach acid (achlorhydria) at all.

TreatmentYou will need to take a relatively large dose of allicin over a 2-4 week period to prevent the release of urea and to enable the allicin to penetrate the protective lining of the stomach so as to seek and destroy the Helicobacter infection. Take 1080mg-1800mg of allicin powder every day, either all in one go or spread out over the day. If you are already on a course of antibiotics then this dose should be cut in half. However, if the combination doesn’t clear the infection then try using just allicin at the increased dosage level.


Medical Definition
The two most common types of pneumonia are atypical pneumonia and bronchopneumonia. Symptoms include high fever, flushed, dry skin, uncontrollable shivering, aching, malaise and a cough with viscid sputum. Respiration is rapid and shallow and often painful.

Atypical pneumonia is often caused by viruses, chlamydia (such as those caught from birds in psittacosis), mycoplasma or the Legionella bacillus of Legionnaires disease. Atypical pneumonia also involves the nervous system and digestive tract to cause confusion, hallucinations and diarrhoea. Bronchopneumonia can result due to the invasion of a variety of organisms because of the lowered resistance of the body and the poor circulation through the lungs. The base of the lungs and the bronchi become slowly infected and collapse, leading to stupor, confusion and eventually peaceful death.

TreatmentTake 1800mg of allicin powder every day for at least 1 month and then reduce this gradually over the course of about three months. If symptoms persist continue with the higher dose.


Medical Definition
Pre-Eclampsia is caused by a defect in the placenta, which joins mother and baby and supplies the baby with nutrients and oxygen from the mother’s blood. It is potentially life-threatening to mother and baby if allowed to develop and progress undetected.

Pre-Eclampsia is marked by circulatory disturbances, including high blood pressure in the mother and growth problems in the baby.

Early work suggests that allicin may have a significant role to play in the prevention of Pre-Eclampsia and of course it is perfectly safe to take. This is in direct opposition to the use of pharmaceutical agents that can rarely be used in pregnancy for fear of a serious direct affect on the baby.

TreatmentJust 180mg of allicin powder a day should be taken throughout the pregnancy but this can be doubled or tripled if the blood pressure starts to rise. Several mums with a history of pre-eclampsia have used allicin during pregnancy and have not reported any rise in blood pressure.




Medical Definition
Psoriasis is a chronic but treatable auto-immune skin disease experienced by an estimated 80 million people around the world.

Psoriasis can greatly affect self-esteem and overall quality of life. It can develop anywhere on the skin, though it usually appears on the scalp, knees, elbows and torso. It also may affect the nails and joints.

The exact causes of psoriasis are complex and not fully understood, but genetic traits leading to abnormalities in the body’s response to infection are believed to be the underlying basis. A specialised type of white blood cell called a T cell has been identified as playing a key role in the inflammation that eventually leads to psoriasis plaques and related symptoms. These malfunctioning T cells travel to the surface of the skin, and start an inflammatory reaction in which skin cells multiply 7 to 12 times faster than normal. The end result is the formation of psoriatic plaques. Allicin treatment for psoriasis fights back by reaching far beneath the skin to halt this psoriatic process exactly where it starts – in the immune system.

TreatmentTake 1080mg of allicin powder a day for two weeks. Reduce to 360mg of allicin powder for a further two weeks. As a maintenance dose take 180mg of allicin powder thereafter to help prevent further attacks.