The healing power of common garlic (Allium sativum) is well-known by many. But more people have already experienced that the naturally odorless Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum), such as teuto Wild Garlic, is far superior.

Scientific studies in Germany have proven that Wild Garlic contains more magnesium, manganese, iron and sulfur compounds than common garlic. Latest scientific test results have shown that Wild Garlic contains approximately four and one half (4.5) times more sulfur compounds than common garlic.

This alone makes Wild Garlic simply the best of all garlic. Even with the extremely high sulfur content, it is naturally odorless after its consumption. This is because sulfur in Wild Garlic is bound to protein, whereas in common garlic sulfur is found in a "free" form.

Sulfur is known to regulate cholesterol and prevent clogging of red blood cells. This is extremely important for the prevention of diseases such as arteriosclerosis and its consequences, like heart attacks, strokes and other circulatory disorders.

The accompanying table shows how much sulfur is found in various plants. The amounts are in milligrams per 100 grams fresh weight of the plant.

This very recent analysis was done by Dipl. Oecotroph (a post-graduate degree in engineering) Stefan W?her and published in Germany in June 1999.

Today Wild Garlic is also known as one of the most versatile plants on earth. It has been used on a daily basis for prevention of illness and to improve overall health. For centuries it was simply forgotten, then rediscovered. Today it has regained tremendous publicity. It is convenient to use and also competitive in price. Its broad spectrum has made Wild Garlic especially popular.

Recommendations for common garlic are to use four to six g per day. Scientific studies have shown, that only one gram of Wild Garlic per day is beneficial.

About the Author

Bernd Rohlf studied naturopathic medicine in Germany and has 25 years of experience in the holistic field. He now practices in Waterloo, ON.