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Garlic

species of plant

Garlic (species Allium sativum) is a type of plant that people eat for food.[1] Garlic is related to onions, shallots, and leeks. It has a very strong flavor and smell, so people do not use too much of it. Most of the time, people use it as a flavoring so that it helps make food taste better. Superstitious people believe that it can be used to keep vampires away[source?]. It is used as herbal medicine in the treatment of cold and flu[2], and has side effects of heart burn, flatulence and sweating[source?]. Garlics are divided into many parts called cloves.

Garlic
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Garlic plants
Scientific classification
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Allioideae
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Allieae
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A. sativum
Binomial name
Allium sativum

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