Thursday, May 24, 2012


Allium Sativum
Family: Allium (includes onions, leeks, etc)

I've been so busy writing that I haven't done much with the herbal stuff. But all my herbs are up, my garden is in, I've started harvesting my garlic.

Garlic is interesting. It's both antibacterial and antibiotic, and research suggests that it may have anti-viral properties as well. Eaten raw, it's an incomparable healer. Cooked it loses many of its properties but still assists to lower blood pressure.

A garlic (clove) a day keeps the doctor away?

I've also discovered (although the evidence is completely circumstantial) that if I eat the paper of the garlic clove along with the garlic it doesn't affect my "aroma." I have no idea why that would be.

My main problem with garlic is that I don't have enough of it. This year I planted more, so I can hope that I won't run out in January again.

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