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Allium sativum (family Liliaceae), its bulb contains up to 0.9% of volatile irritating oil with antiseptic action; has been used as a diaphoretic, diuretic, and expectorant.
Synonym(s): garlic


a genus of plants belonging to the Liliaceae family; contain N-propyl-disulfide. A constant heavy diet of many species causes severe hemolytic anemia. Includes A. ameloprasm (wild onion), A. canadense (wild onion), A. cepa (cultivated onion), A. sativum (garlic), A. schoenprasm (chives), A. triquetrum (three-cornered garlic), A. ursinum (wild garlic), A. validum (wild onion), A. vineale (false garlic).
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When it comes to varieties, the purple drumstick heads of Allium giganteum, Allium Allium christophii and Purple Sensation are simply the best.
It's best to plant alliums with ground cover which will hide their strappy leaves, which wilt, discolour and become unsightly before the glorious single roundheaded flowers emerge.
To get more allium vegetables into your diet, snip fresh scallions or chives over salads, dips, and pasta dishes, start soups and stews with diced, sauteed onions, and include leeks in potato-based dishes; leek and potato soup is a classic example of a delicious way to get beneficial phytonutrients that allium vegetables provide.
While some alliums, notably onions, have always been widely accepted, others have had a quieter rise in popularity.
Considering the controversies in the antimicrobial activity of Allium cepa as reviewed above, the differences of microorganisms in each study reviewed above, the antibiotic resistance, and lack of enough investigations on onions cultivated in Iran, the purpose of this study was to examine in vitro antibacterial activity of Allium cepa extract against Streptococcus mutans, and Streptococcus sanguinis.
It could be attributed to the presence of large amounts of antioxidants in Alliums spp.
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To investigate the potential protective effect of alliums further, researchers studied the compounds found in garlic.
Alliums - these are all members of the huge onion family and include onions, garlic, chives, leeks along with attractive flowering species.
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Agapanthus may not return as successfully as alliums, as the blue or white flowers which are so prevalent in the Channel Islands prefer warmer climes, but you could also choose other species to provide texture and architectural value to such schemes, including globe thistle (Echinops), a tough, silvery plant with spiky leaves and bristly metallic blue flowers, or sea holly (Eryngium), with its blue, teasel-like flowers on bluetinted branching stems.