Garlic consists of the fresh or dried bulbs, which comprise the main bulb with several secondary bulbs (cloves), of Allium sativum L. [Fam. Liliaceae].
Garlic contains alliin, its degradation products and sulfur-containing essential oil.
Other constituents include vitamins A, B, C, and F, adenosine, phytosterols, flavoids, lipids, proteins, and amino acids.
Unless otherwise recommended:
Average daily dosage: 4g. fresh garlic; equivalent preparations. Preparations equivalent to 4mg. to 12mg. of alliin (approx. 2mg to 5mg. of allicin); fully dried powder. Dried bulb: 2g. to 4g. three times daily.