Allium sativum, more familiarly known as garlic, has been used as an herbal health and beauty aid since antiquity. This nutrient-rich antioxidant supplement, when used in our skincare products, stimulates the skin to help it look more youthful. When used in our haircare products, allium sativum stimulates the hair follicles on the scalp to encourage hair growth. It also acts as an insect repellant, particularly against mosquitoes. Garlic (Allium sativum) is a very powerful medicinal plant (or, more accurately, a functional food) that is often underestimated. It has been used for more than 5,000 years to treat numerous diseases and was even used as a remedy against the plague in the Middle Ages.