by Miss 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.