Garlic is an ingredient widely used in cooking and also in natural medicine due to its healing properties.

However, in addition to it, people can also count on other variants of the same family, the Aloeaceae, which have as many healing properties as garlic.

This is the case of wild garlic, also known as wild garlic, virgin tear, chives, sweet garlic and native garlic. Native to South America, wild garlic is considered a pest in gardens, lawns, pastures and orchards.

Wild garlic characteristics

Wild garlic is a chive-like plant with long, thin leaves. Its flowers are white and small with a pleasant smell. The root is identified as a large clump, where the bulb is wrapped in a white outer tunic.

The plant is easy to proliferate. It can also be born from slow-growing seeds.

Wild garlic can be used in cooking as a substitute for garlic. Its flowers are edible and can also integrate recipes in the kitchen. Its flavor is sweet, very mild, but characteristic enough to be appreciated as a seasoning in dishes.

Medicinal properties of wild garlic

Wild garlic has anthelmintic properties, that is, it can be used to combat worms that settle in the human body. This combat is possible with the preparation of the plant, or better, the root, in the form of tea.

To prepare the drink, just separate 200 ml of water and a little wild garlic root. Bring the water to a boil, along with the garlic. Once it reaches the boiling point, turn off the heat and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then just strain and ingest.

It is worth remembering that, before using any natural treatment, the doctor must be consulted. Because, depending on each person’s body, the substance may not be well accepted, triggering some health problems.