By Anna Joseph Anna is the Communications Officer for the Centre.
I can’t imagine running
my kitchen without a steady supply of garlic.
Most people I know in this part of the world would also feel the same way,
because of the variety of dishes that it is used in - many meat and fish
preparations, curries, chutneys and so on.
That apart, it’s always nice to have it to treat the occasional sore throat as
well as for emergencies like when venomous snakes start venturing into your
verandah. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, its common practice here to
pour water mixed with crushed garlic in places where snakes are not welcome. My
mother-in-law sprayed it in her garden, just a few months back, when she was
trying to discourage a few cobras that had taken a liking to it.
Did it work? Maybe for a day.
So we like to think.