Black flies, flying insects can not tolerate garlic.
There are no black flies, mosquitoes in a garlic field.
Garlic contains a natural sulfur compound which repels insects, including
mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, black flies and most flying critters.
Taking garlic ( diallyl disulfide ) will cause your skin to secrete
a natural insect repellent.
Getting your daily dose of garlic or onion then sweating, your body
is secreting a high concentration of diallyl disulfide, the flies tend
not to land or even if they land and take a taste of sulphur, they will
fly away, it is very toxic to flies.
Sulphur based compounds and products are commonly used to spray our
vegetables and produce at farms.
Diallyl disulfide has many of the health benefits of garlic but it is
also an allergen taken in high concentrations causing allergic reactions.
Highly diluted, it is used as a flavoring in food.
Sweets, meats, body heat and blood attract black flies and most flying
A cut onion
also has high sulfur compounds.
of garlic = approximately 1 gram = 1000 mg.
the equivalent of 1200mg of fresh garlic clove ( A 12mg capsule of garlic
powder orally every day).
Whole garlic clove (as a food supplement): 2 - 4 grams per day of fresh,
minced garlic clove (each clove is approximately 1 gram)
Aged garlic extract: 600 - 1,200 mg, daily in divided doses
Tablets of freeze-dried garlic: 200 mg, 2 tablets 3 times daily, standardized
to 1.3% alliin or 0.6% allicin. Products may also be found standardized
to contain 10 - 12 mg/Gm alliin and 4,000 mcg of total allicin potential
Fluid extract (1:1 w/v): 4 mL, daily
Tincture (1:5 w/v): 20 mL, daily
Oil: 0.03 - 0.12 mL, 3 times daily
Do not take more than 1500 mg of garlic per day unless directed to do
so by your doctor.
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DEET spray - overspray effects on materials;
DEET is an effective solvent, and may dissolve some plastics, rayon,
spandex, other synthetic fabrics, leather, and painted or varnished
surfaces including nailpolish, overspray of DEET includes damaging
the paint on your car.
oil can be applied directly to skin in diluted form or
it can be burnt in candles and lamps to repel insects over a greater area.
Note; your skin may have a negative reaction to citronella essential oil
as an insect repellent
or scented deodorants attract black flies.
Perfumes or scents
clothing, Darker colours attract bugs... this is particularly true of
blue denim jeans, Avoid blue clothing, It's the black fly equivalent of
waving a red flag at a bull.
benefits and medicinal properties have long been known. Garlic has long
been considered a herbal "wonder drug", with a reputation in
folklore for preventing everything from the common cold and flu to the
Plague! It has been used extensively in herbal medicine (phytotherapy,
sometimes spelt phitotherapy).
Health Benefits and Uses
Raw garlic is used by some to treat the symptoms of acne and there is
some evidence that it can assist in managing high cholesterol levels.
It is effective as a natural mosquito repellent
prefer to take garlic supplements.
Name: Allium sativum, Liliaceae
Other Names: Garlic, Lashan, Rasonam, LashunaVeluthulli,
Ugragandha, Mlecchagandha, Lesan
Description: Garlic is closely related to onion and chives.
The largest commercial garlic production is in central California.
Parts Used: The bulb and oil
Active Compounds: The sulfur compound allicin, produced by
crushing or chewing fresh garlic, in turn produces other sulfur
compounds: ajoene, allyl sulfides, and vinyldithiins.
History: Garlic is mentioned in the Bible and the Talmud.
Hippocrates, Galen, Pliny the Elder, and Dioscorides all mention
the use of garlic for a large number of conditions, including parasites,
respiratory problems, poor digestion, and low energy. Its use in
China was first mentioned in A.D. 510. Louis Pasteur confirmed the
antibacterial action of garlic in 1858.
Medicinal Applications: Actionalterative, anthelmintic, antiparasitic,
antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, detoxifier,
disinfectant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, rubefacient, rejuvenative,
stimulant, vesicantUsesGarlic is beneficial in: Asthma, Atherosclerosis,
Blood and lymph cleanser, Colds and flu, Colic, Congestive heart
failure, Convulsions, Cough, Edema, Heart disease, Hemorrhoids,
High cholesterol, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Hypertriglyceridemia
(high triglycerides), Hysteria, Immune function, Impotence, Indigestion,
Intermittent claudication, Nerve and bone tissue rejuvenative, Paralysis,
Recurrent ear infection, Rheumatism, Skin diseases, T. B., Tremor,
Tumors, Round worms, Yeast infection.
Circulatory Effects: More than 250 publications have shown
that garlic supports the cardiovascular system. It may lower cholesterol
and triglyceride levels in the blood, inhibit platelet stickiness
(aggregation), and increase fibrinolysis-which results in a slowing
of blood coagulation. It is mildly antihypertensive and has antioxidant
Note: Garlic only keeps clotting in check, a benefit for
persons at risk for cardiovascular disease. It cannot effectively
replace stronger anticlotting drugs; its primary value is as a preventive.
Antimicrobial Actions: Garlic has antibacterial, antiviral,
and anti-fungal activity' It may work against some intestinal parasites.
Garlic appears to have roughly 1 % the strength of penicillin against
certain types of bacteria. This means it is not a substitute for
antibiotics, but it can be considered as a support against some
bacterial infections. Candida albicans growth is inhibited by garlic,
and garlic has shown long-term benefit for recurrent yeast infections.Anticancer
Actions: Human population studies show that eating garlic
regularly reduces the risk of esophageal, stomach, and colon cancer.
This is partly due to garlic's ability to reduce the formation of
carcinogenic compounds. Animal and test tube studies also show that
garlic, and its sulfur compounds, inhibit the growth of different
types of cancer-especially breast and skin tumors. Miscellaneous
Garlic is often applied to indolent tumors, ulcerated surfaces and
wounds. A poultice of the bulb is used for scrofulous sores and
ring worm. A clove of Garlic when introduced into the ear passage
give relief of ear-ache. It is locally used in sciatica, paralysis
and neuralgic pains. Raw Garlic juice is inhaled in whooping cough
and pulmonary tuberculosis. The oil in which Garlic has been fried
is believed to be a useful liniment for rheumatic pains, nervous
diseases like infantile convulsions, scabies and maggot infested
Garlic is useful for fevers, coughs, flatulence, disorders
of the nervous system, agues, dropsical affections, pulmonary phthisis,
whooping cough, gangrene of the lung and dilated bronchi. A decoction
of garlic made with milk and water is given in hysteria, flatulence
and sciatica. A syrup of garlic is a valuable remedy for asthma,
hoarseness, disorders of the chest and lungs. The garlic oil is
useful for paralytic and rheumatic affections.
Dosage: Some people chew one whole clove of raw garlic per
day. For those who prefer it, odor-controlled, enteric-coated tablets
or capsules with standardized allicin potential can be taken at
400-500 mg once or twice per day (providing up to 5,000 mcg of allicin).
Alternatively, a tincture of 2-4 ml can be taken three times daily.
Safety: Most people enjoy garlic however some individuals
who are sensitive to it may experience heartburn and flatulence
because of garlic's anti-clotting properties, persons taking anticoagulant
drugs should check with their nutritionally oriented doctor before
taking garlic. Those scheduled for surgery should inform their surgeon
if they are taking garlic supplements. There are no known contra-indications
to the use of garlic during pregnancy and lactation.
two main medical ingredients which produce the garlic health benefits:
allicin and diallyl disulfide.
ingredients of garlic
Allicin is the most powerful medicinal compound derived from garlic
and provides the greatest reputed health benefits.
does not occur in "ordinary" garlic, it is produced when garlic
is finely chopped or crushed. The finer the chopping and the more intensive
the crushing, the more allicin is generated and the stronger the medicinal
Diallyl disulfide are less volatile than allicin. They do not degrade
as quickly and, importantly, the health benefits survive cooking. Note
that garlic still needs to be chopped or crushed to produce the sulphides
- if garlic is cooked whole then it has almost no medicinal value or health
A home remedy
for black fly bites is onion. Onion can be cut and applied to the stung
area. This will bring down inflammation and swelling, and even relieve
some of the burning itching sensation.
Vera ( fresh ) is a home remedy for black fly bites.
Aloe Vera is a healing agent and it can cool and reduce the swelling after
the bite has taken place.
are attracted to mammals and humans by the carbon dioxide and moisture
in exhaled breath, dark colors, convection currents, temperature, perspiration,
perfumes, toiletries, etc.
The Simuliidae is a biting black fly. It is also commonly called a "buffalo
It's size is generally less than 1/8th of an inch long.
have extremely sensitive odor sensing antennae - as high as 10,000 times
better than humans.
They can detect the garlic extract for much longer periods of time and
will stay away since mosquitoes are soft-bodied insects, garlic can be
very toxic to them.
tick, black fly season VS. garlic
out that using garlic as an insect repellent is not new,
It has been used for years to repel mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and even
The magic ingredient in garlic that makes it so effective is sulfur.
Garlic is not toxic to humans, pets, and it does not destroy plants,
it seems like a perfect product for families to use in their backyards.
Garlic-coated plants keep mosquitoes and flies out of the area.
...Garlic Vs. Black Fly.