Tulbaghia Violacea "Society Garlic" - EDIBLES - 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 fleas, ticks and mosquitoes when crushed on the skin.
The fresh bulbs are boiled in water and the decoctions are taken orally to clear up coughs and colds. The bulb has been used as a remedy for pulmonary tuberculosis and to destroy intestinal worms. Wild garlic may prove to have the same or similar antibacterial and antifungal activities as has been scientifically verified for real garlic. The leaves are used to treat cancer of the oesophagus.
The Zulus use the leaves and flowers as spinach and as a hot, peppery seasoning with meat and potatoes. They also use the bulb to make an aphrodisiac medicine. Wild garlic is a very good snake 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/medicine to treat several ailments. Recently it was demonstrated to have androgenic and anti-cancer properties in vitro. Tulbaghia violacea exhibited antithrombotic activities which were higher than those found in garlic”. Information retrieved from Wikipedia 11 March 2020
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