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By Starline Platt
The Urban Gardener 

The History of Garlic

 

September 29, 2022

Common Name: Garlic

Species: Bulbous

Family of: Allium

Garlic is believed to be a native of central Asia, South Asia or Southwest Siberia.

All told, worldwide there are over 2.5 million acres of garlic cultivations with China cultivating 75 percent of all garlic.

For more than 5,000 years, garlic has been used as a food, medicine, an aphrodisiac, money and magic potions. Garlic has been known to ward off evil eyes, was hung over doors to protect medieval occupants from the evil, give strength and courage to the Greek athletes and warriors, protect maidens and pregnant ladies from evil nym...



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