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Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, dating as far back as the time that the Egyptian pyramids were built.
Today garlic is used to help prevent heart disease, including atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in the arteries that can block the flow of blood and possibly lead to heart attack or stroke), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and to improve the immune system.
Garlic supplements are made from whole fresh garlic, dried, or freeze-dried garlic, garlic oil, and aged garlic extracts.
www.umm.edu /altmed/articles/garlic-000245.htm   (2770 words)

  Garlic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Garlic (Allium sativum) is a perennial plant in the family Alliaceae and genus Allium, closely related to the onion, shallot, and leek.
Garlic cloves continue to be used by aficionados as a remedy for infections (especially chest problems), digestive disorders, and fungal infections such as thrush.
Garlic was placed by the ancient Greeks on the piles of stones at cross-roads, as a supper for Hecate (Theophrastus, Characters, The Superstitious Man); and according to Pliny, garlic and onions were invoked as deities by the Egyptians at the taking of oaths.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Garlic   (2690 words)

 Cookbook:Garlic - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Garlic is a pungently odiferous member of the allium family (like onions and leeks).
Garlic is generally used as a spice or a seasoning rather than as a vegetable due to its extremely strong flavour.
Because garlic is grown in the ground it is frequently contaminated with botulism spores, which are almost impossible to remove.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Cookbook:Garlic   (663 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Garlic - Herb Profile and Information
The Common Garlic a member of the same group of plants as the Onion, is of such antiquity as a cultivated plant, that it is difficult with any certainty to trace the country of its origin.
In England, Garlic, apart from medicinal purposes, is seldom used except as a seasoning, but in the southern counties of Europe it is a common ingredient in dishes, and is largely consumed by the agricultural population.
Garlic is mentioned in several Old English vocabularies of plants from the tenth to the fifteenth centuries, and is described by the herbalists of the sixteenth century from Turner (1548) onwards.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/g/garlic06.html   (2388 words)

 Garlic and Cancer Prevention - National Cancer Institute
Garlic is the edible bulb from a plant in the lily family.
Garlic, onions, leeks, scallions, shallots and chives are classified as members of the Allium genus.
The inconsistent results of garlic research may be due, at least in part, to problems standardizing all of the active compounds within garlic preparations.
www.cancer.gov /cancertopics/factsheet/garlic-and-cancer-prevention   (686 words)

 Vegetable Crops Research Unit : Simon: Garlic Origins
This region where garlic has grown in the wild is referred to as its "center of origin" since this is the geographic region where the crop originated and the only place where it flourished in the wild.
Garlic is crop widely grown for fresh market by many producers on a small scale for local markets and, particularly in the U.S., by a few large-scale producers for processing and fresh sales.
The possibility that perhaps only a few thosand garlic clones were collected in Central Asia and found their way into cultivation outside of that region with a vegetative method of propagation, makes the prospects for an opportunity to fingerprint most of the garlic cultivated today a realistic proposal.
www.ars.usda.gov /Research/docs.htm?docid=5232   (1514 words)

 Garlic, Commercial Vegetable Production Guides, North Willamette Research and Extension Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Garlic grown in temperate regions such as the Pacific Northwest is responsive to temperature and photoperiod for proper clove and bulb formation (and subsequent seedstalk development of some varieties).
Garlic may be sensitive to a cold treatment range of between 32 and 50 F and is sensitive either during growth or while the cloves are in storage.
Garlic may be dug with a simple potato digger and windrowed on the soil surface for a brief (1-2 day) curing period, then hand placed into sacks or bins for final curing (10-14 days, or as needed) in the field.
oregonstate.edu /Dept/NWREC/garlic.html   (3307 words)

Garlic is used largely as a condiment and as flavoring in gravies, tomato sauces, soups, stews, pickles, salads, salad dressing and breads.
Garlic powder is made from ground dehydrated cloves and is used widely as a substitute for fresh garlic.
Garlic must be planted very early in the Northeast (March or April) to permit full leaf development.
www.uri.edu /ce/factsheets/sheets/garlic.html   (579 words)

In China garlic is known as Da-suan, and medicinal use is first recorded in Tao Hong-jing's Ming Yi Bei Lu (Miscellaneous Records of Famous Physicians), published during the era of the North and South Dynasties, around 510 A.D. Garlic is known to have been cultivated in China as early as the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Garlic has also been used as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of leprosy, significantly altering the bacteria index, while improving the clinical picture of the patients (Chadha, ed., 1985).
Garlic supplies are abundant, the herb is inexpensive, and is generally recognized as safe.
www.herbalgram.org /?c=garlic   (2635 words)

 Garlic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Garlic is among the world’s most popular flavoring agents and gives a sweet, pungent boost to an endless array of foods, with desserts being the only notable exemption.
Among the exceptions are roasted garlic bulbs and the famous dish, “chicken with 40 cloves of garlic,” in which unpeeled garlic cloves are baked with chicken in a broth until they become sweet and butter-soft.
Herbs, such as garlic, that stimulate the immune system to fight infections are used at the onset of the common cold.
www.kroger.com /hn/Food_Guide/Garlic.htm   (1988 words)

 GourmetSleuth - Garlic
Garlic (Allium sativum common garlic) is part of the "lily" family and is closely related to shallots, garlic-chives, and leeks.
Garlic at this growth stage looks like a scallion (green onion) and is very mild.
Slightly submerge three or four garlic cloves in a pot containing soilless mix (such as vermiculite), and water lightly.
www.gourmetsleuth.com /garlic.htm   (1886 words)

 Herbal Information Center - Garlic - Herbs
Garlic is a member of the onion family and is nature's most versatile medicinal plant.
Garlic is a potent antioxidant that has been found to inhibit tumor cell formation and is currently being studied by the National Cancer Institute.
Garlic's phytochemicals are believed to enhance immunity and the National Cancer Institute (January 1992) reported that people who ate the greatest amount of onions and garlic had the lowest incidence of stomach cancer.
www.kcweb.com /herb/garlic.htm   (706 words)

 growing garlic
This shouldn't prevent you from growing garlic, be we do need to accept that we have to put extra effort into keeping the plants in best possible condition when they start growing, and accept that is very wet years we may lose the lot.
Garlic that is water stressed in it's early growing period can 're-vernalise', which means the plant in effect 'cancels' the side buds that were about to grow into cloves, and produces a single fat, low quality clove instead.
Garlic varieties are adapted to a fair range of day lengths, intensity of cold, and accumulated heat conditions.
www.naturalhub.com /grow_vegetable_type_garlic.htm   (2563 words)

 Garlic, Garlic Information, Preparing Garlic for Cooking, Garlic Recipes, Nutrition Values, Garlic turn blue or green
Garlic is an adaptable species, however, and over thousands of years, varieties have been selected that grow well in cold climates, often with better garlic flavor than the varieties grown in mild climates.
When the garlic tissue is disrupted, as happens in processing, an enzyme is liberated and reacts with it to form thiosulfinates compounds that then react with the natural amino acids in the garlic to form blue pigments.
Garlic is known to contain sulfur compounds which can react with minute traces of copper to form copper sulfate, a blue or blue-green compound.
whatscookingamerica.net /garlictips.htm   (1562 words)

 Garlic and Vampires   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The most famous of all garlic folklore is its association with vampires.
mosquito bites - and garlic is known in folklore as a natural mosquito repellent.
Garlic is a known insect repellent which reportedly works well against mosquitoes.
www.garlic-central.com /vampires.html   (464 words)

 PROVET HEALTHCARE INFORMATION - Garlic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Garlic is an interesting Asian alliaceous plant which has a strong pungent smell and taste.
In herbalism Garlic is believed to have antiviral and antiparasitic effects, and in Chinese Medicine it has been used for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis.
In one 12 week study a small number of HIV patients given garlic showed an improvement in T4:T8 cell ratio and increased natural killer cell activity...which are beneficial as these indicate improved immune status.
www.provet.co.uk /petfacts/healthtips/garlic.htm   (561 words)

A. Garlic is mature and ready to harvest when the flower cluster begins to deteriorate and the plant begins to turn yellow.
If you plant these now, a normal looking garlic plant will be produced, but the bulb harvested next spring will not be segmented into cloves as regular garlic is. Because of this, many gardeners think that they have produced an onion from a garlic section.
Garlic is said to have been introduced in China 140-86 B.C. The first mention of garlic in America is by Peter Martyr, who states that Cortez fed on it it Mexico.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/vegetables/garlic.html   (698 words)

 Vegetarians in Paradise/Garlic History/Garlic Nutrition/Garlic Folklore/Garlic as Medicine/Garlic Recipes
Garlic's antibiotic effect is attributed to alliin, the sulfur-containing amino acid responsible for the manufacture of allicin.
Garlic, ginger, and onion are the triad of seasonings that arrived with the early Moghuls, the Muslims that came from Turkey and Iran and settled in Northern India.
Garlic is a powerful detoxifier with the ability to neutralize toxins from the digestive tract, the large intestine, and the blood.
www.vegparadise.com /highestperch.html   (8447 words)

Garlic has been cultivated in the Middle East for more than 5,000 years and has been an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Garlic’s cardiovascular protective effects were illustrated in a four-year clinical trial on people 50–80 years old with atherosclerosis.
Human population studies suggest that eating garlic regularly reduces the risk of esophageal, stomach, and colon cancer.
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com /health/Herb/Garlic.htm   (907 words)

 Kitchen Dictionary: garlic
Three major varieties are available in the US: the white-skinned strongly flavored American garlic; Mexican and Italian garlic, which have mauve-colored skins and a somewhat milder flavor; and the white-skinned, mild flavored elephant garlic, which is not a true garlic, but a relative of the leek.
Green garlic, is young garlic before it begins to form cloves; resembling a baby leek, with a long green top and white bulb.
Garlic's essential oils remain in the body long after consumption, affecting breath and even skin odor.
www.recipezaar.com /library/getentry.zsp?id=165   (254 words)

 Cook's Thesaurus: Garlic
Researchers believe that garlic can bolster the immune system, lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease, and at least some people believe that it can ward off vampires and insects.
The only downside is that raw or undercooked garlic tends to linger on the breath, though many people are more than willing to pay that price.
Types of garlic include the mild green garlic, the purple-skinned Italian garlic and Mexican garlic, and the common white-skinned garlic = California garlic, which is the most pungent of all.
www.foodsubs.com /Garlic.html   (599 words)

 Bodybuilding.com - Garlic Information and Product Listing! Garlic FAQ!
Garlic (Allium sativum L.) is sometimes called a vegetable.
Garlic is in fact part of the onion family and is one of nature's most versatile medicinal plants.
Garlic is a very hardy plant and is quite simple and easy to grow.
www.bodybuilding.com /store/garlic.html   (564 words)

 The Gardener's Network - Vegetable Gardening: How to Grow Garlic Bulbs
Garlic is one of the more heralded vegetables in your garden.
Garlic Folklore describes a wide variety of medicinal applications dating back to ancient history.
Garlic is resistant to most forms of disease.
www.gardenersnet.com /vegetable/garlic.htm   (621 words)

 Garlic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peeled garlic cloves may be stored in a jar of oil.
Garlic has been used throughout the ages to ward off disease, and has saved many lives in epidemics of infectious diseases.
Further studies indicate that garlic may have a positive role in the prevention of coronary heart disease, thrombosis and arteriosclerosis.
www.gardenguides.com /herbs/garlic.htm   (524 words)

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