In the spring, bear garlic can be found at any time of the year. It is also called garlic of the forest or miracle of the forest. It is a very healthy and tasty herb. It is often found in moist meadows, especially in meadows and forests near streams. However, it can also be used in gardens. The plant is mainly native to Europe.
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It is also found in Asia. Its range extends south to Spain, Italy, and the northern Balkans, north to Scandinavia, and east to Russia and the Caucasus. In our country, two subspecies are found: bear garlic and Ukrainian garlic. The Ukrainian garlic, on the other hand, is found mainly in Moravia and rarely in Bohemia. Both can be distinguished only by their stems.

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As its name suggests, its taste and aroma are identical to those of classical garlic. Garlic\’s uses in the kitchen are not limited to the imagination. It is often used to make a paste. It can be stored this way and used even in winter, simply by adding olive oil.

The healing properties of allicin have been known for a very long time and have played an important role in folk medicine. Thanks to a substance called allicin, garlic is effective against colds, flu, tonsillitis, kills germs and bacteria, and is effective against diarrheal diseases.
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It can literally be considered an effective natural antibiotic and is often used in spring detoxes to relieve bloating and other digestive problems, kill intestinal parasites, protect against blood clots and cancer cells, and lower blood pressure. Be careful not to confuse it with the toxic lily of the valley. But don\’t be, because the two plants do not grow at exactly the same time. The flowers are not the most beneficial, because they take all the energy from the leaves, thus losing their beneficial effects and many minerals.