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Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum), perennial plant of the lily family; also, its edible bulb. Garlic is rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and other nutrients. It is claimed to have a beneficial effect on the digestive system and the mucous membranes and to be helpful in treating high blood pressure, respiratory diseases, and other disorders.

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