The Garlic Page


Review by Debbie Mazo

Garlic has been used since the days of the Egyptians to treat wounds, infections, tumors, and intestinal parasites. Modern scientific research confirms these ancient uses for garlic, including the ability to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Garlic's sulfur-containing compounds, which give the herb its pungent aroma, lower cholesterol by stimulating the gall bladder and decreasing cholesterol production in the liver.If the health benefits of garlic aren't convincing enough, you'll read more fact than fiction in the Garlic Page, a site devoted to this miraculous bulb.

The Garlic Page is a fast-loading, easy-to-use resource on garlic. With amusing graphics and a wide variety of information and trivia, this site is a must for anyone intrigued by the powers of garlic. For handy garlic tips in the kitchen, check out the Recipes link where you'll also find an assortment of gourmet garlic taste sensations.

Here you can find recipes for standard garlic recipes like Jerusalem Hommous and Skordalia, a Greek garlic spread. Or, if you're brave enough, try the garlic jam recommended as a spread for toasted croutons or cold sandwiches.

If you eat a ton of garlic, why not grow garlic in your home garden? with sound homegrown advice, Garlic in the Garden proves that garlic is one of the easiest and most fun crops to grow. In this section, you'll discover an assortment of articles describing soil requirements, planting essentials, and harvest and storage suggestions.

You can also find out about the types of garlic to choose from. Although common garlic is a member of the same group of plants as the onion, this section describes the other types of garlic you'll likely to encounter at your local nursery or garden store. Garlic has been touted as a folk medicine for fending off anything from the common cold to vampires.Over the last two decides, at least 1000 studies have been published covering various aspects of garlic research.

If you want the truth about the wonders of garlic, the Health link is packed with great nutritional information. This section covers everything from the health benefits of raw vs. cooked garlic to garlic's potential for cancer prevention. Fast becoming the world's tastiest medicine, it may very well be a clove of garlic a day that keeps the doctor away.

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.




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