insects like black flies and mosquitoes can not tolerate garlic.
There are no black flies or mosquitoes in a garlic field.
Garlic contains a natural sulfur compound which repels mosquitoes, ticks,
fleas, black flies and most small flying insects.
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 and Diallyl trisulfide has many of the health benefits
of garlic but it is also an allergen taken in high concentrations causing
Garlic - A cut onion also has high sulfur compounds.
The Chemical Weapons of Onions and Garlic
The chemicals are highly irritating, and discourage most creatures from
coming back for seconds. They kill microbes and repel insects, and they
damage the red blood cells of dogs and cats. Never feed a pet onions or
garlic in any form.
The New York Times - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/09/dining/09curious.html?_r=0
garlic clove (as a food supplement): 2 - 4 grams per day of fresh daily.
- Adult dosage
clove of garlic = approximately 1 gram = 1000 mg.
Take the equivalent of 1200mg of fresh garlic clove ( A 12mg capsule
of garlic powder orally every day).
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.
repellents containing DEET
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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, scents, dark
Sweets, meats, body heat and blood attract black flies and most flying
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 ; Wear light-coloured
flies are attracted to mammals and humans by the carbon dioxide and moisture
in exhaled breath, dark colors, convection currents, temperature, perspiration,
perfumes, toiletries, etc.
benefits and medicinal properties have long been known. Garlic has long
been considered a herbal "wonder drug" with
Health Benefits and Uses
a reputation in folklore for preventing everything from the common cold
and flu to the Plague.
Garlic has been used extensively in herbal medicine (phytotherapy, sometimes
Raw garlic is used by some to treat the symptoms of acne and there is
some evidence that it can assist in managing high
Garlic is effective as a natural mosquito and black fly 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.
is a biting black fly. It is also commonly called a "buffalo gnat".
It's size is generally less than 1/8 of an inch long.
fly on wikipedia
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
garlic as an insect repellent is not new, It has been used for years to
repel mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and even black flies.
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's
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.