Garlic Central is all about the
glorious stinking rose. Whatever your interest in garlic - be it cooking,
health or just general interest - this is
the place to come for information. Vampires beware!
Garlic is a part of the allium genus and is thus related to the
It is, of course, best known as a cooking ingredient used
for its wonderful taste. It would actually be better to say "tastes" plural since it can
take on a completely different taste depending on how it's cooked - everything from a
subtle sweet flavour to a strong almost overpowering one.
Garlic also has a long reputation in folk medicine and mythology for its health giving
properties. Some of these - such as its antibiotic
properties - have been confirmed by modern science, others remain open to question.
Can it really help with conditions such as high blood
pressure, cholesterol levels and even toothache? On these
pages I'll try to introduce the arguments on both sides so that you can make an informed decision.
If you don't like the taste
or smell of garlic but are still interested in its medicinal reputation then you might
like to consider buying supplements instead. However when it comes to cooking there's really no
substitute for the original stinking rose.
This is not a medical site and does not offer personal advice. I'm not a doctor,
biochemist, nutritionist or dietician - just an ordinary guy who loves garlic. Always discuss
medical matters with your doctor. Information on this site is for interest only and does
not constitute personal advice.
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