Garlic is an annual herbaceous plant with underground bulbs
comprising several cloves. Dried mature bulbs are used as a
flavoring and condiment in Thai cuisine. The bulbs contain a
0.1-0.36% garlic oil and organic sulfur compounds. Therapeutic
uses are as an antimicrobial, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant,
antiflatulence and cholesterol lowering agents.