Garlic (Allium sativum)



Allium sativum plant is closely related to and similar to onions but stronger odor. Garlic is a bulbous perennial plant. It grows up to 1.2 m (4 ft) in height and it grows from an underground bulb which sends shoots up in the air. It produces hermaphrodite flowers. Bulb ovoid with 6-10 bulblets; a papery coating and fibrous roots; scales white. Scapes c. 1 in tall, curved; spathe long-beaked. Leaves linear, flattened. Umbels with bulbils and flowers. Tepals white, lanceolate, acuminate. Filaments shorter than the tepals, inner with 2 cusps. Pollination occurs by bees and other insects.

Family                 : Amaryllidaceae
Common name : Garlic
Botanical name : Allium sativum
Health benefit    : Cholesterol Reducer*
Available form    : Fine/coarse powder
Used in                : Normosin
Item number      : OP All 06

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