Garlic, is a species in the onion family Alliaceae. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo. Garlic has been used throughout history for both culinary and medicinal purposes. The garlic plant's bulb is the most commonly used part of the plant.
Food features: Chengbian spherical or short cone, outside white or light brown scales membranous skin, stripped of scale leaves, there are 6 to 10 garlic cloves, each clove outsourcing film, strip film, or see the white, fleshy and juicy scales.
Place of origin: A small garlic of Chinese origin, less garlic, garlic originating in southern Europe and Central Asia, the first in ancient Egypt, ancient Rome, ancient Greece and other Mediterranean countries, cultivation, Zhang Qian of Han Dynasty by the introduction of China's Shaanxi Province from the Western regions, after over the country.
Dietotherapy function: In test tube studies garlic has been found to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity. However, these actions are less clear in humans. Garlic is also claimed to help prevent heart disease and cancer. In fact, countries where garlic is consumed in higher amounts, due to traditional cuisine, have been found to have a lower prevalence of cancer.