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GARLIC

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Latin Name: Allium sativum

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Allium

Origin: is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran

Distribution Area: is a common seasoning worldwide

Botanical Information: The leaves are of considerable length, narrowing and plane. The bulb consists of several bulblets, known technically as 'cloves. The flowers are placed at the end of a stem rising direct from the bulb and are whitish, grouped together in a globular head.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS

Garlic contains:

  • nitrogenous substances
  • sodium
  • potassium
  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • silicon
  • sulfuric
  • phosphoric acids
  • vitamin C, D, B
  • phytosterols
  • extractives
  • phytoncides
  • essential oils

 

“What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.”

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

*This article is for informational purposes only. We suggest consulting with a physician before using these or any other herbal supplements.