Tulbaghia Violacea "Society Garlic" -EDIBLES-BUY IN BULK-Seeds
TULBAGHIA VIOLACEA. seeds
Sowing time: Any. Does not like heavy frost.
Position: Sunny, well drained.
Sowing: 3 mm deep
Sprouting: 14-21 days.
Harvest: Best to plant into trays and then gently separate and plant out into the garden in their second year. Flowers appear 2nd or 3rd year.
Will rot if soil too wet and not drained enough. If you don’t have sandy soil, add organic matter to create good drainage. Leaves can be chopped and used in place of chives in salads, soups, and more.
“This attractive plant is ideal for the herb garden, as both the leaves and flowers can be used in salads and other dishes. The crushed leaves may be used to help cure sinus headaches and to discourage moles from the garden (by their strong smell). The smell repels fle@s, t1cks and mosqu1toes when crushed on the skin.
The fresh bulbs are boiled in water and the decoct1ons are taken orally to clear up coughs and colds. The bulb has been used as a remedy for pulm0nary tubercul0sis and to destroy intest1nal w0rms. Wild garlic may prove to have the same or similar ant1bacterial and ant1fungal activities as has been sc1entifically verified for real garlic. The leaves are used to treat c@ncer of the oes0phagus.
The Zulus use the leaves and flowers as spinach and as a hot, peppery seasoning with meat and potatoes....... Wild garlic is a very good sn@ke repellent and for this reason the Zulus plant it around their homes.” Information retrieved from SANBI-PlantzAfrica 11 March 2020
Food: the leaves are used chopped in sauces, soups, salads and as a garnish. The flower buds steeped in vinegar give it a mild garlic flavour and can also be used as a garnish. They look attractive in salads.
“Tulbaghia violacea is used locally as a herbal remedy to treat several ailments. Recently it was demonstrated to have androgenic and anti-c@ncer properties in-v1tro. Tulbaghia violacea exhibited antithr0mb0tic activities which were higher than those found in garlic”. Information retrieved from Wikipedia 11 March 2020
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