Garlic, Latin name Allium sativum, belongs to the onion family. It has been used throughout and recorded in history for both medicinal and culinary purposes. The garlic bulb is divided into sections called cloves.Elephant or Russian is a variant of the species leek and not considered a true.
It has a tall, solid, flowering stalk and broad, flat leaves much like those of the leek, but forms a bulb consisting of very large, garlic like cloves.It’s health benefits and medicinal properties have long been known. It has long been considered a herbal “wonder drug”, with a reputation in folklore for preventing everything from the common cold and flu to the Plague! It has been used extensively in herbal medicine (phytotherapy, sometimes spelt phitotherapy).