Garlic (Allium sativum L, 2n=16) that belongs to the family Alliaceae, and is the second most widely cultivated Allium Spp. next to onion. Garlic has played an important dietary, as well as medicinal, role for centuries. Even today the medicinal value of garlic is widespread and fast growing. Garlic is one of the best studied medicinal plants that its antibacterial and antiseptic property is well known. It contains remedies against headache, bites, worms and tumours. Han also reported that garlic has antibiotic properties, and has been used to treat wounds when other antibiotics were not available. Proponents advise eating a raw clove of garlic a day to boost the immune system. Generally, garlic can rightfully be called one of nature wonder. It can inhibit and kill bacteria, fungi, parasites, lower blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood sugar, prevent blood clotting, protect the liver and contains antitumor properties.
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Citation: Siyoum Z, Yesuf M (2013) Searching and Evaluating of Cost Effective Management Options of Garlic White rot (Sclerotium cepivorum Berk) in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. J Plant Pathol Microb 4: 189
Last date updated on July, 2014