From ancient Greek lore to vampire movies and modern medicine, what other herb invokes such strong feelings in people as allium sativumbetter known as garlic? Most people know garlic can season food and may even protect from evil spirits but they may not know it can cure colds, attract lovers, and sweeten luckuntil now. A Miscellany of Garlic reveals all of the splendors of this amazing plant, including:
to keep them safe and strong, Egyptian slaves chewed on garlic while building the pyramids
eating garlic can help repair lung damage caused by smoking
Tibetan monks were banned from eating garlicdue to its reputation as an aphrodisiac
large quantities of raw garlic can prevent roundworm and other parasites
and a mixture of crushed garlic and water can rid roses of aphids
Packed with hundreds of aromatic facts, trivia, and quick-to-table recipes, A Miscellany of Garlic is an homage to the savory herb no garlic lover can resist.