Extracts from the History and Medical Properties of Garlic

Pharmacognosy Review,2010,4,7,106-110.
Published:July 2010
Type:Review Article
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Biljana Bauer Petrovska1, Svetlana Cekovska2

1Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Vodnjanska 17, SS Cyril and Methodius University, 1000 Skopje, Republic of MACEDONIA.

2Department of Medical and Experimental Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, 50 Divizija 6, SS Cyril and Methodius University, 1000 Skopje, Republic of MACEDONIA.

Abstract:

At the time when antibiotics and other pharmacy products did not exist, a bulb of garlic itself represented a whole pharmacy industry due to the broad spectrum of effects. Most different suppositions involving this herb are mentioned; some of them were so pointless that they disappeared in time, but some of them have remained until the present days. The garlic was given different names that are still in use such as 'Russian penicillin', 'natural antibiotic', 'vegetable viagra', 'plant talisman', 'rustic's theriac', 'snake grass' etc. Presentation of the development of ideas associated with garlic and the evolution of the notions increased the ability of the pharmacists and physicians to respond to the challenges of their professional services in facilitating human life