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eating a large quantity of garlic, a person will usually have halitosis.
Their sweat and excreted oils will also smell like garlic. If an
extremely large amount of garlic has been consumed, the person's mucus,
vaginal discharge, dandruff, and even earwax will also smell like
garlic. Washing the body with soap will not take away the scent,
although perfumes will mask the scent. The smell usually fades over the
course of several days.
Enjoy this quick Garlic quiz?
True or False?
1. Allium sativum L., commonly known as
garlic, is a species in the onion family Alliaceae. Its close relatives
include the onion, the shallot, the leek and the chive.
2. One of the best known 'garlics', the so-called
elephant garlic, is actually a wild leek (Allium ampeloprasum).
3. In 1858, Jon Claude Van Damm observed garlic's
antibacterial activity, and it was used as an antiseptic to prevent
gangrene during World War I and World War II.
4. Garlic is claimed to help prevent heart disease
including atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and
5. Garlic has been regarded as a force for both
good and evil. A Christian myth considers that after Satan left the
Garden of Eden, garlic arose in his left footprint, and onion in the
6. Garlic was rare in traditional Russian cuisine
(though it is said to have been grown in Russia before 1548), and has
been a much more common ingredient in Mediterranean Europe.