Garlic cost more than gold during London’s great outbreak of plague: garlic was seen as the main protector from and cure of plague. According to Juliette de Bairacli Levy, it is great for nearly all the ailments of man and his domesticated animals. It is good for the lungs, the digestive system, the blood and as a wormer and immune booster. Most cancer research involves garlic.
Eventually I would like to be able to support the health of our animals through purely herbal means. Garlic can be bought cheaply but most herbs like mugwort, centaury, borage, vervain, valerian and comfrey need to be grown and their seeds allowed to fall on bare earth. It will take time to build up colonies of these plants- fingers crossed the cattle will eat them. They ignored the wild garlic I planted but scoffed ground garlic sweetened with molasses.