Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Tulbaghia capensis

Scientific name

A member of the onion tribe, this plants exudes a garlic smell when leaves are bruised.

Bulb used medicinally for many ailments including colds, flu, headache, infections and asthma (Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation. 2015. The Wild Harvesting of Plant Medicines in Cape Town)

References and further reading

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Important characteristics

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

It provides medicinal value

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