history of garlic
History of garlic
The homeland of garlic is Central Asia. They have grown it in ancient Egypt, Greece, as well as in Rome and India. They were not afraid of strong smells there. Then, disinfection with garlic was saving from many gastric problems. There is one story on garlic account: in 1720, the garlic together with the vinegar saved thousands of Marseille residents from the widespread epidemic of the plague. The healing properties of garlic are described in about 1550 B.C. in the famous papyrus “Codex Ebers”. Roman medic Dioscorides which lived in the 1st century mentions it as a herbal remedy and points to medical application – to relieve stomach cramps. Old Greeks and Slavs used it against the snake bite and called it “Snake Grass”. In China, garlic preparations were known in the 2600 year BC. Continue reading
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