Title Info
Common name Garlic
Scientific name Allium sativum
Taxonomic group Liliaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Vegetables
Date 1998
Garlic, <i>Allium sativum</i>
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Garlic. The clustered bulbs of the garlic plant contain pungent volatile sulfur compounds. These make garlic valuable for cooking, and also contribute to its medicinal uses, such as lowering blood pressure and potentially reducing cholesterol. Originally from central Asia.