Allium sativum, also known asÂ Clove GarlicÂ is part of theÂ LilliceaeÂ plant family.Â GarlicÂ is a member of the onion family and is one of nature's most versatile medicinal plant. The name â€œAllium sativumâ€ is derived from the Celtic word â€œallâ€, meaning burning or stinging, and the Latin â€œsativumâ€ meaning planted or cultivated. The English word, garlic, is derived from the Anglo-Saxon â€œgar-leacâ€ or spear plant, referring to its flowering stalk. GarlicÂ is used as a traditional dietary supplement for diabetes in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition to its reputation as a healthy food, Garlic has shown anti-viral, anti-bacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-atherosclerotic and anti-cancer properties.
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