Ten Interesting Things about Garlic

  1. Garlic is a member of the lily family
  2. In ancient Greece, brides carried bouquets of garlic & herbs, not lilies or flowers
  3. Garlic is one of the oldest cultivated crops. It was fed to the builders of the Great Pyramid in Egypt in the belief that it gave them strength.
  4. In Medieval times, garlic was used as a cure for drunkenness and overeating. People also ate whole cloves of garlic in an attempt to ward off the Black Death plague.
  5. Louis Pasteur promoted the antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, and anti-viral qualities of garlic in 1858
  6. Garlic was used as an antiseptic against gangrene in the First World War
  7. The odour of garlic can be removes from your fingers by rubbing them on a stainless steel object under cold water
  8. Crushed garlic mixed with water is a natural aphid killer when sprayed on rose bushes
  9. Chewing parsley is a natural antidote to garlic breath
  10. Garlic is still used as an antibiotic in cases of antibiotic resistant bacteria.