|Latin Name :||Allium sativum|
|English Name :||Garlic|
|French Name :||Ail|
Garlic is an herbaceous perennial plant. A head of garlic has several cloves covered with white or pink skin, depending on the variety. Garlic is a food remedy known and recognized for more than a thousand years for its beneficial effects on health (prevention of cardiovascular disease, fight against infectious disorders (bacteria, fungus, viruses, etc.).
In Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus uses garlic as an antidote to protect himself from witch-goddess Circe ‘s magic. Greeks and Romans thought garlic had a strengthening effect and gave it to their soldiers and athletes. The Romans probably introduced the plant in Europe.