In nature, there are many interesting plants with unusual names. One such plant is wild garlic, also known as bear onion, wild garlic or kalba.
This perennial plant belongs to the onion family, and mainly grows wild in central, southern and northern Europe. Most often wild garlic found in shady forests or near rivers. It reproduces exclusively seeds.
Despite the fact that the bear onion is a wild plant, it contains a huge amount of nutrients, therefore it is widely used in cooking, as well as folk medicine.
Not only in the bulb, but also in the leaves and stalks of garlic contains a lot essential oil and ascorbic acid... Despite the pungent garlic smell of the plant, it gives nectar, therefore it is very valuable honey plant.
In cooking all parts of wild garlic are used: bulb, leaves and stem... As a greenery, wild garlic leaves are usually harvested in the spring before flowering. And fresh added to salads, vegetable dishes, soups. Also the herb is suitable for pickling, salting or souring.
As an effective remedy traditional medicine wild garlic helps fight many diseases. Ramson is recommended for atherosclerosis, thyroid diseases, vision problems. It is also used as a prophylactic agent to combat worms.
Fresh bear onion leaves not only improve appetite, but also promote better digestion. At the same time, they possess bactericidal, tonic, as well as diaphoretic and diuretic effect.