Bear’s garlic is a plant that occurs in mountainous areas, foothills and river valleys. The plant likes moist soil and shaded position so usually it can be found in moist deciduous forests. Often forms large, dense clusters, occurs in March, is called a harbinger of spring, blooms in late April and early May. The leaves resemble some leaves lily of the valley, the two plants but unmistakable, due to the characteristic smell of garlic. The plant is covered in Poland partial protection. Raw material – herb or the same leaves, is recovered just before or at the beginning of the flowering period. In warm weather gives off a characteristic smell resembling the smell of garlic.
Wild garlic plant is extremely rich in sulfur compounds, vitamin C, A, and B vitamins, also produces adenosine, contains iron, selenium and saponins.
Garlic has a purifying properties, cleanses the body of toxins and heavy metals, so it’s recommended for people on a diet, during cleansing treatment and as well as people who want to quit smoking. Compounds in garlic bear bind nicotine and heavy metals, reduce the time it takes to get rid of the addiction.
Garlic plant is also good effect the cardiovascular system – lowers LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, regulates blood pressure and has antithrombotic and anti-atherosclerotic properties. Regular use of wild garlic reduces so the risk of developing coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, myocardial or stroke.
The active compounds present in garlic bear also active bactericidal and fungicidal. The use of wild garlic also prevents the development of viral infections. Garlic is therefore recommended for use during any infections, particularly upper respiratory tract infections (thins secretions surging in the bronchi and facilitates the coughing), colds and flu. Ramsons also affects positively on the immune system, it is also an effective herbal medicine against parasites of the digestive system.
Garlic is also a plant used in the kitchen, gives the dishes interesting flavor and aroma that is reminiscent of the traditional garlic. Dried garlic perfectly suited perfectly for sauces, soups, potatoes, casseroles and meats. With fresh spring wild garlic can prepare a delicious paste, pesto or used in addition to sandwiches, soups and salads.
Wild garlic are recommended for the treatment of the following symptoms:
- high cholesterol,
- staph infections,
- memory improvepent,
- quit smoking
|Wild garlic||Allium ursinum L.|
|raw material||herb, leaves|
|other names||forest garlic, ramson, wood garlic, bear’s garlic, broad-leaved garlic, bear leek|
|purpose||high cholesterol, diabetes,staph infections, cough, catarrh, hypertension, cancer, memory improvepent, parasites, cold, quit smoking|
- Wild garlic
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