by Miss Roberts

Garlic cloves

Garlic cloves allowed to grow. Limited edition print by Jo Fisher Roberts

Garlic, Allium ursinum, has been used by people for over 7000 years. It grows in Asia, Africa and Europe. It’s planet is Mars and its element fire, it’s deity is Hecarte. Garlic was eaten at festivals to Hercarte, and left at crossroads to her name. Often planted in the garden or worn around the neck to protect against evil spirits garlic has also been used to help  boost the immune system, protect against hepatitis, to guard against foul weather and as an antiseptic. It was used in Ancient Egypt to give the builders of the pyramids energy and strength.