Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Wild Garlic Season

Finally we can find wild garlic in woods!!! Love this plant, it's healthy and delicious too!
It's Latin name is Allium ursinum and it's due to the brown bear's taste for 
the bulbs and its habit of digging up the ground to get at them.
Wild garlic it's not just a beautiful plant but it's also yummy and a remarkably
versatile herb too. 
It's excellent against chronic diarrhea and constipation, relieves headaches, reduces 
high blood pressure, purifies the blood and helps with menstrual and menopausal 
complaints. In fact, some theories suggest that wild garlic is an aphrodisiac!
This plant is also known as: ramsons, buckrams, broad leaved garlic, wood garlic,
bear leak or bear's garlic.

It can be easily confused with the lily of the valley or with the autumn crocus,
so hikers be careful what are you picking, especially when it's blooming.
It's special scent distinguishes it from similar flowers.
We can find wild garlic across most of Europe, it grows in deciduous woodlands
with moist soils. 
We can make soups, salads, pesto, we can eat with bread, use in place of garlic
and froze it, so we'll have all year fresh wild garlic from the refrigerator.

Go outside and pick a big bunch of wild garlic!!!


  1. Hiya babe, this is lovely very useful never seen this wild garlic before i dont think
    thanks for sharing this with us.

    NEW DIY post on my blog.

    Have a lovely week!
    Stay in touch.

    Dominica S.

    1. Hello Dominica, thanks for your comment!!! You have a lovely blog!!!
      Have a great week!!! :)