Allium sativum  

aka Garlic

Allium sativum is a relative of the common onion. Most people know it to be a delicious
addition to most main courses for dinner. Although it does make a great addition to main courses
for dinner, it also has been know for much longer periods of time to be of use as a type of medicine.

Allium sativum is thought to have originated in Asia and since then has been grown all over the
world. It has been grown for the use as food, but more importantly as medicine and for many good
reasons. To find out more about Allium sativum, please check out the links below.

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Published by Kirk Gallant on April 25, 2008
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