SYN: allium.
- g. oil a volatile oil from the bulb or entire plant of Allium sativum (family Liliaceae); contains diallyl disulfide and allyl propyl disulfide; has been used as an anthelmintic and rubefacient.

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gar·lic 'gär-lik n a European bulbous herb of the genus Allium (A. sativum) widely cultivated for its pungent compound bulbs much used in cookery also one of the bulbs

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gar·lic (gahrґlik) Allium sativum, a flowering plant with a bulbous stem base. [NF] the bulbous stem base of A. sativum, containing the antibacterial sulfur ester derivative allicin; preparations of the dried or fresh bulbs are used for hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and arteriosclerosis. It is also commonly used in folk medicine as an antitussive, antiseptic, rubefacient, diaphoretic, toothache and earache remedy, vermifuge, and aid in nervous conditions.

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