Ramson belongs to the same botanical family as onions and garlic - Allium. But unlike their "cultivated" relatives, instead of weeded beds, bear onions prefer forest glades. The largest “plantations” of wild garlic are found in the wet forests of Asia, Western and Central Europe, and in Siberia. Also, the plant loves the banks of swamps, streams, rivers.
Ramson is one of the earliest spring perennials. As soon as the snow melts, the first green leaves of a bear's bow spit on the glades. By the way, if someone sees green wild garlic for the first time, he will most likely take her for lily of the valley. The leaves of both plants are very similar. And the flowers of a bear's bow are also white, and as tender as those of lilies of the valley. But the form is different. The flower of a bear's bow resembles a small white star-snowflake, lost among the greenery in the May forest.
The advantages of wild garlic
The healing properties of plants of the Allium family have been known to scientists for a long time. But researchers from Germany made a discovery not so long ago: it turns out that the leaves of wild garlic contain several times more manganese, magnesium, iron and sulfur than in the more well-known representative of the Allium family, garlic. But even with extremely high portions of sulfur, wild garlic has a more delicate smell than garlic. But it is precisely sulfur that is known to be the cause of the characteristic odor of bulbous vegetables. But as part of wild garlic, sulfur is represented in a special form, in which it binds to protein. And such a chemical transformation affects the smell of the plant. However, the lack of caustic smell does not affect the beneficial properties of sulfur. It is thanks to this chemical element that bear onions are an excellent tool for the regulation of cholesterol in the bloodstream and the prevention of many cardiac disorders. Sulfur contained in the grass improves blood flow, prevents the occurrence of stroke and heart attacks. In addition, this element has the ability to excrete heavy metal salts and other toxic substances from the body.
Ramson leaves are an excellent source of phytoncides, calcium, vitamins C and A, manganese, copper, magnesium, iron, iodine, boron, zinc and selenium. Also in the composition of the leaves, the researchers found the substance adenosine, which is useful for regulating blood pressure and heart rate. In addition, the garlic contains several types of antioxidants, and they are known to protect human cells from damage by free radicals.
Like most other onion bulbs, allspice contains useful compounds known as alliin and allicin. They influence the blood coagulation process. And if to say more precisely, they prevent too active blood clotting, thereby preventing the formation of blood clots in the vessels. Also, ramson is useful as a natural blood thinner.
This herb is also suitable as a source of fiber, essential oils, organic acids, proteins, and beneficial carbohydrates. As for the energy value of the plant, then in 100 g of grass there is not more than 35 kcal.
In folk medicine, wild garlic is known as an herb that lowers high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Bear onions are also known as herbal remedies for the prevention of atherosclerosis and the treatment of tachycardia. This herb is useful for frequent dizziness and insomnia. And our great-grandmothers believed that wild garlic green helps to purify the blood.
Beneficial effect on the respiratory system. Herbalists use it to treat asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and the flu.
Unpleasant sensations in the stomach and intestines can also be eliminated with the help of this fragrant greenery. It is useful for diarrhea, flatulence, intestinal colic. Broth bear onions are also used for removing intestinal parasites and in the absence of appetite.
Some components contained in the plant, have anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. Because of this, wild garlic is considered beneficial for people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Ramson is useful for improving blood circulation, treatment of scrofula, eczema, herpes. The juice of this plant improves memory and activates the brain by activating blood flow to it.
This herb has pronounced bactericidal properties and can serve as an effective defense in the midst of an epidemic of viral diseases. If you chew green garlic for a couple of minutes, you can get rid of harmful germs in the mouth, and therefore protect yourself from diseases transmitted by airborne droplets. A rich supply of vitamin C makes it useful for strengthening the immune system and the prevention of scurvy.
But the juice of fresh leaves, if applied externally, may be useful for lichen, as well as relieve wart.
No less useful and alcoholic extracts of wild garlic. Prepare them, as a rule, from one part of the grass and 4 parts of vodka. Such a medicine can be used to rub the joints affected by rheumatism, with radiculitis and neuralgia. The same tool is useful to bury in the ears with purulent otitis or take orally 30-40 drops to strengthen the immune system.
Use in medicine
Ramson has many useful properties. Most often in herbal medicine this herb is referred to as a plant with such properties:
Also, this herb is used to relieve local inflammation and irritation, against stomach pain and as a means of stimulating the secretion of gastric juice. This plant is useful for violations of the functionality of the thyroid gland and metabolic disorders.
Popular recipe for hypertension
For the treatment of hypertension in the old days used alcohol tincture of garlic. For this, young leaves and grass flowers were taken. Washed them, folded in a glass jar and poured with vodka in the amount of 1: 5. Then the vessel for 3 weeks was placed in a dark place. On the fourth week, the medicine was ready for use. Long-time herbalists advised to take 20-25 drops of tincture three times a day. But about the effectiveness of this drug should say the following. It does not belong to drugs with a quick effect; it will take at least several months (sometimes six months) to get real results of therapy. But the effect of treatment, they say, will continue for a long time. The same tincture may be useful for the treatment of beriberi, chronic fatigue and dysbiosis.
Lovers of wild garlic should know that, despite the usefulness of this herb, there are also contraindications to its use. So, patients with pancreatitis, cholecystitis, inflammatory processes in the intestine or stomach, wild garlic is contraindicated. Do not include this herb in the menu of people with gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. It is better to keep from ramson pregnant women and nursing mothers. Concentrated herb extracts are prohibited in epilepsy and some cardiovascular diseases.
But even the most healthy people should not abuse the garlic. Nutritionists advise to eat no more than 20 leaves of grass per day.
How to properly collect and store
There are many plants that look very much like wild garlic. And if, collecting a bear bow for eating, it is confused with lily of the valley, I must say, this is not the greatest tragedy. It will be worse if on the table instead of wild garlic one of the poisonous herbs gets, whose leaves are also very similar to wild garlic. The easiest way to make sure that you collect exactly the plant is to rub a leaf between your fingers. After such manipulations, the ramson will give out its characteristic garlic aroma; other plants will not have it.
For culinary needs, as a rule, only young leaves of wild garlic are used - before the plant blooms. At the same time, grass bulbs are also harvested. Old, very dense or sluggish leaves are not suitable for human consumption, since they contain almost no nutrients.
Use in cooking
Ramson appears when there is not even the earliest vegetables (fruit from the greenhouse does not count). Therefore, the greens of wild garlic like not only bears, starving after a winter sleep, but also people who, during the winter months, also had a good time missing fresh vegetables. And this green, reminiscent of the "hybrid" of green onions and garlic, serves as an excellent complement to the spring menu.
All parts of the plant are suitable for food: leaves, stems and bulbs. Ramson is an excellent source of beneficial minerals and vitamins. And in conditions of spring avitaminosis, it can be considered the most useful food to strengthen the immune system.
Fresh leaves are good to add to salads, sandwiches, soups, vegetable dishes, of which prepare fillings for pies. Fresh greens go well with eggs, fish and meat, as the vitamin C contained in the grass promotes the absorption of iron.
The recipe for one of the simplest salads suggests mixing boiled and chopped chicken eggs with chopped wild garlic. Add spices, dill and season with mayonnaise or sour cream. Bear onions are also suitable as a side dish. First, boil it lightly and then stew it in butter or cream. If you grind in a blender fresh herbs of wild garlic, dill, basil and pine nuts, and then season the mixture with spices and olive oil, you get a dressing for pasta, sandwich spread or a base for meat or fish sauce.
Ramson is one of those herbs that are not advised to dry, because after that it loses a lot of its beneficial properties. But bear onions can be frozen, pickled, sour, salt. To pickle wild garlic for the winter, you need to put clean grass leaves in a jar, add dill, black peppercorns, coriander, horseradish, bay leaf and pour hot pickle all over.
It is advisable to keep fresh leaves of wild garlic in a refrigerator in a paper bag before use - this way they retain their freshness and beneficial substances.
Only in 1992 in Europe wild garlic received the official status of a medicinal plant. But in fact, mankind has not known about the beneficial properties of this herb for more than the first century - even the Egyptians and the ancient Romans used it to improve the functioning of the digestive system, as well as protection against plague and cholera. Today, people know a lot more about the healing power of wild garlic and more and more often this herb appears on our tables as food.
Useful properties of wild garlic
The ancient Romans and Egyptian ramson - a miracle plant, they believed that it helps cleanse the blood and stomach, improves the activity of the digestive tract, improves appetite and activity of gastric juices. It is used in various purulent diseases, scurvy, atherosclerosis, worms and intestinal infections. It is also known that in ancient times it was actively consumed during epidemics of cholera and plague.
Ramson contains a lot of vitamin C, essential oil and other substances, has phytoncidal properties. It has a strong smell of garlic, which is partially removed if, before eating, ramson is boiled with boiling water and vinegar. It has anti-scoring tonic property.
Ramson is good for the heart, it can lower blood pressure and blocks the formation of cholesterol plaques. Churemsha is recommended for vitamin deficiency, atherosclerosis, and hypertension. The ancient Greeks believed that this plant has the ability to "maintain courage."
Ramson leaves have strong bactericidal properties. It takes two or three minutes to chew a piece of Checheshi, as all the harmful microflora of the oral cavity will be killed by volatile substances phytoncides released from plant tissues. Phytoncides also improve the growth and development of human tissues and contribute to their recovery. In certain doses, phytoncides have a beneficial effect on the strengthening of the nervous system, strengthen the secretory function of the gastrointestinal tract, help to improve metabolism, stimulate cardiac activity.
Ramson is also an excellent tool for the prevention and treatment of colds.
Juice and crushed leaves were used externally for various skin diseases, especially lichen and warts.
Folk healers infusion of wild garlic from 10-20 g of raw material to 1 cup of boiling water is prescribed for fever, they rub the sore spots with rheumatism.
Alcohol tincture in the form of lotions and rubbing, as well as ingestion, treat cough of various origins. Crude wild garlic is eaten in cases of thyroid diseases, hypo-and hyperthyroidism. Ramsons, unlike many drugs used in the treatment of atherosclerosis and thyroid disease, do not cause drug-induced hyperthyroidism, even with prolonged use. Similarly, raw use sour or salted ramson, and, in addition, it is used as a stimulating appetite.
Dangerous properties of wild garlic
Ramson is contraindicated for pancreatitis, cholecystitis, hepatitis, inflammation of the stomach and intestines due to the stimulating effect on digestion.
It is also not recommended for pregnant women, as well as for people with gastritis, stomach ulcers and epilepsy.
You can not abuse the infusion of wild garlic, as they adversely affect the cardiovascular system, and in addition, can provoke headaches, insomnia, indigestion.
You can learn about the benefits and dangers of wild garlic from the fragment of the “About the Most Important” cycle.
What does ramson look like?
It has a small basal onion, about a centimeter thick. It has straight triangular stems, on each of them there are 2 sharp leaflets.
In May, the rams blooms with beautiful white flowers of a spherical shape. Blossoms about a month. From July to August the plant bears fruit.
In the wild nature, wild garlic grows actively in humid places - on the banks of ponds, in forests, ravines and hillocks. In Russia, ramson grows almost everywhere - the central part of the country, the Caucasus, Primorye, Siberia and the Far East (with the exception of the Far North).
The optimum temperature for growing wild garlic on the garden plot is from 10 to 17 degrees. Therefore, it is planted in a shady cool place. Under hot conditions, it can lose some taste.
How to grow wild garlic, how to care and when to collect
Often grown wild garlic and in his garden. This is a great idea, because the plant is very useful for the body. In order not to wander through the forests and suburbs in search of the coveted onions, you can plant it near the house. Place for planting should choose a dark and wet, for example, in the shade of a house or a large tree.
Seeds need to be sown on perekopanny soil slightly plump and covered with earth from above. Before that, it can be fertilized with minerals. But, in general, the ramson is not picky about it. Enough that the soil was not acidic.
If you plant onions, then plant them at a distance of 20 cm from each other. The distance between the rows is at least 40 centimeters.
The only requirement is very frequent watering, but in small portions. The ground should always be wet. During the growing season you need to remove the weeds. But do not focus on this particular attention, because weeds retain moisture. It is recommended not to weed wild garlic.
If you collect wild garlic in the forest, then there is a chance to confuse it with other plants, possibly poisonous! To prevent such a terrible mistake, it is important to know how to distinguish wild garlic from other plants! It can be distinguished by its characteristic garlic odor.
Ground, the green part is collected before flowering. It was at this time that the highest amount of useful elements was concentrated in the plant. But the roots need to dig only in the fall.
Health benefits of wild garlic
This plant is used not only in cooking, but also in cosmetology. It is rich in many essential elements of the body - protein, vitamins, fiber, acids, carbohydrates, fats, and so on.
There are several main beneficial properties of wild garlic:
1. Use for digestion
Due to the large amount of fiber, it helps to normalize the chair, get rid of constipation. Prevents fermentation, flatulence in the intestines and esophagus. Doctors recommend eating a little ramson a few minutes before the main meal. Thus, the appetite will improve, the food is better absorbed and processed. A decoction of this plant helps to get rid of parasites in the intestines.
3. Immunity strengthening
Due to the unique composition of vitamins and other nutrients, wild garlic strengthens the immune system with regular consumption. Of course, too often and too much to eat it is impossible, because just like onions or garlic, wild garlic has its own contraindications, which we will discuss a little lower.
For the heart of garlic is very useful. Medical fact - this plant cleans the blood. In addition, it is able to lower cholesterol, improve the functioning of the coronary vessels. This, of course, subject to constant use.
6. Heating of joints and tissues
Ramsons are also used topically to treat gout, rheumatism, stretching, and so on.
In addition, the juice is used to disinfect and treat open wounds. And if you dissolve it in water, this mixture can gargle a sore throat. It also helps to fight nail fungus. To do this, lubricate the affected nail with its juice. A gourd of wild garlic juice helps to quickly pull pus out of the boil.
Before you use wild garlic, as a remedy, be sure to consult with your doctor. It is only a supplement to the basic, professional treatment!
This plant has the properties of lightening the skin, helps to get rid of freckles and age spots. I offer an example of one of these masks. Mix wild garlic juice with sour milk and lemon juice. Apply the mixture onto the face, paying particular attention to the areas affected by pigmentation. After 15 minutes, you can remove the mask with warm water. After that, it is recommended to apply a nourishing whitening cream.
Contraindications to the use of wild garlic
Even a product rich in vitamins like wild garlic has a number of contraindications.
1. People with gastrointestinal problems cannot eat it much or on an empty stomach. And it is better to refuse this product altogether. Although he has beneficial properties for ZHKTR, but on the condition of his health or only minor problems. If there are diseases like an ulcer or gastritis, for example, the burning and aggressive ramson juice can only add to your problems.
2. In pregnancy, you can eat wild garlic in small quantities and with caution. And it is better to completely abandon it at the time of carrying a child. In the period of lactation is better not to eat wild garlic. It will affect the taste of milk, after which there may be a rejection of breastfeeding by the child.
3.When prone to allergies, it is worth carefully trying ramson. And when using topical, for example, cosmetic masks, first apply a drop of its juice on the skin and rub it. If in an hour no allergic reaction occurs, you can make a mask or other scheduled procedure.
1. Run the plants diligently wash and dry.
2. Boil water in a saucepan. Its quantity depends on how many wild garlic you decide to prepare. Follow the rule - one and a half tablespoons of salt per liter of water. Salt it and wait for boiling.
3. Put the ramson here. Cook over medium heat for as long as it softens a little.
4. Prepare sterile jars. Arrange the ramson tightly, filling the remaining space with the brine in which it was boiled. In each jar, with a capacity of 750 grams, add a tablespoon of 9% vinegar.
5. Screw the cap on. flip the lid down. Cover with something warm and leave overnight. The morning can be transferred to the basement for storage.
Ramson Salad Appetizer
Ramson is practically a delicacy. And to cook it in such a tasty and original form will be a great idea not only for a family meal, but also for a wide feast. Try it. It is very tasty and simple.
Video - how to cook delicious wild garlic, 3 quick recipes
How tasty and quickly cook ramson? I offer you 3 more recipes for its preparation. Be sure to try. After all, each of them is very simple to prepare. Meals are tasty and healthy.
Now you know that ramson is a very useful plant that grows in the forest or in other shady and humid places. In addition, it can be planted in your garden. In care, it is unpretentious, it is enough to ensure good moisture and plant in a shady place.
The plant has many beneficial properties for the body. It is used for food, masks for face and hair are made of it, and also applied to purulent formations in order to get rid of pus faster.
Some claim that wild garlic juice even treats cervical erosion. However, before making a decision to treat serious diseases in such a “grandmother's” way, be sure to consult with a specialist. No one denies the healing properties of wild garlic. But there are a number of contraindications to its use. It is not a medicine and should only be used in conjunction with professional treatment.
In the food it can be used in any form - salads, preparations, or just like that, in its pure form.
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The composition and beneficial properties of wild garlic
In addition to the already mentioned ascorbic acid, the benefit of wild garlic is provided by the glycoside allicin. Apparently, glycosides perform in plants the function of stimulants of various metabolic units. But in general, this class of substances has not been studied very well, there are difficulties even with its classification. But allicin is directly responsible for the characteristic smell of garlic and garlic leaves. In the whole garlic clove and wild garlic leaves / bulbs, it is contained in the form of alliin glycoside, however, if damaged, it quickly turns into allicin.
This glycoside is interesting for its antibiotic properties in relation to bacteria, fungi, some protozoa, a number of viruses and parasitic microorganisms. At the same time, it must be remembered that the use of allicin in excess forms almost the only consistently fixed harm of wild garlic and garlic with onions - irritation of the walls of the digestive tract, since it is a very eater (due to which it stimulates the appetite). In addition to allicin with vitamin C, the chemical composition of ramson leaves includes the following compounds.
- Carotene. The precursor of vitamin A (retinol), beneficial to the skin, nails, hair, and critical for the work of the eye retina (its photosensitive elements).
- Vitamins of group B. Not everything, but five or six basic ones (there are 20 of them in this group) must be found in the plant leaf. Vitamins of group B take an active part in the work of the central nervous system, regulate the basic parameters of metabolism, including glucose metabolism.
- Vegetable proteins. Not the best replacement for animals, from the point of view of all who adhere to the usual diet, but very valuable for vegetarians with their particular views on the composition of food.
- Fructose. A variety of fruit sugar that does not require the insulin to be absorbed. The liver also splits it without his participation, forming reserves of glycogen - a glucose depot in the body. Fructose is often used as a sugar substitute in diabetic nutrition, it is used in the creation of ordinary sweet foods and drinks as part of glucose-fructose syrup. It is dangerous in its ability to cause obesity in the liver (fatty hepatosis), but only with regular abuse of it. There is not much of it in the list of wild garlic; therefore, there is no risk of overdose.
- Phytoncides Compounds with moderate toxicity, which the plant produces to protect against insects, spores / mycelium of fungi and other potential threats.
- Muramidase Better known as lysozyme. This enzyme is common to the plant and animal kingdom and is responsible for local antibacterial protection. We have it in saliva, breast milk, tear fluid, mucus, lining the stomach wall and intestines.
- Micro and macro elements. Which, however, in the leaves of ramson is not so much to consider them a complete mineral supplement (especially given the fact that you still can not eat much of it). In addition, their composition in each individual instance of a plant depends on the composition of the soil where it grew.
Areas of use
In cooking, wild garlic leaves are used as a substitute for onions and garlic. Recipes of dishes, focused solely on the addition of a leaf of a plant, are most often found in Caucasian and Western European cuisine. And the use of wild garlic (onion bear) for therapeutic purposes, although it covers a fairly wide range of diseases, has its own specifics. So, indications for the use of ramson leaf indicate its effectiveness in:
- worms - thanks to allicin, which may create extremely unfavorable conditions for their survival,
- lice - as well as other parasites, including malarial plasmodium, for which the rams leaf is poisonous,
- diabetes mellitus - as an activator of digestion, improves metabolism and increases the sensitivity of insulin receptors,
- diseases of the liver - and the gallbladder, too, because irritating the taste buds and the stomach walls allicin provokes an increased secretion of bile and digestive juices, improves peristalsis.
However, all of these appointments look dubious. It is unlikely that the use of ramson leaf for such diseases would be harmful, but it will not give a noticeable improvement. There are four reasons to think so.
- Effect on potency. Some normalization of sexual function attributed to the action of wild garlic leaves is most likely associated with the effect of B vitamins on the central nervous system, as well as the ability of vitamin C to strengthen the vascular walls, improving, including the quality of erection. But the severity of the effect from taking a sheet of wild garlic here directly depends on the nature of the patient's problems. And since the impotence scenarios are very different, in the vast majority of cases, when receiving a leaf of wild garlic, the patient should expect a maximum of improvement in the peripheral blood circulation throughout the body.
- The benefits of diet. In the case of any dietary restrictions, adding wild garlic leaves in food is unacceptable, as well as garlic, onions, and other spices with a bitter-tart pungent taste and strong aroma. First, the garlic smell of the plant dramatically increases the appetite. And in conditions when the resulting hunger is forbidden to satisfy, it may end in a breakdown of the diet. Secondly, the likelihood of developing inflammations and erosions of the walls of the stomach / intestines increases, as the burning juice from the leaves of garlic irritates quite strongly.
- Treatment of alcoholism. Ramson is too weak a detoxification agent to seriously rely on it in the treatment of withdrawal symptoms. Plus, it does not contain any components that can affect the metabolism of ethyl alcohol.
- Removal of warts. In general, the recent "fashion" to get rid of skin neoplasms at home with folk remedies is dangerous. After all, there is always the risk of the rapid malignancy of growth.
It is necessary to pay tribute to the ramson leaf: the side effects of its even prolonged ingestion are almost not observed. The most serious of them comes down to allergic reactions, since the plant is saturated with vitamin C - a strong allergen. Nevertheless, there is also an individual intolerance, say, at the level of dislike for garlic and its smell.
You should also be careful with the use of wild garlic during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In general, it does not apply to poisonous plants, and therefore should be safe for the fetus. However, allicin in the composition of ramson leaf does not change its properties during digestion and even after entering the blood. And he has the properties of an antibiotic, which is hardly necessary for the fetus or child while he is healthy.
Harvesting and storage
The most important aspect in how to prepare wild garlic for the winter is the weak resistance of vitamin C and allicin to heat. So, pickle wild garlic at home or marinate it can be, but to dry, preserve in a hot way or add it to canned food before sterilization should not be. On the topic of whether it is possible to freeze wild garlic, it is worth recalling that, like garlic, it is customary to plant it in the fall - for the winter, but before the first frost. And, therefore, wild garlic perfectly tolerates cold and wintering in the soil even improves its germination.
The easiest way to freeze the leaves of wild garlic is in ordinary plastic bags. First you need to separate them together with petioles (the tubers are well kept and without any tricks), wash them thoroughly under running water. Then remove all the moisture from them, drying them on paper or waffle towels, cut them up like a salad, put them in bags, tie them up and put them in the freezer.
But to preserve fresh ramson for the whole winter, alas, will not work - only in salted or pickled form. But the recipe of wild garlic marinated is somewhat more complicated due to the fact that it is necessary to be able to withstand the temperature threshold, which would preserve all the properties and aroma of the plant and, at the same time, was sufficient for marinating.
- kilogram of raspberry leaves with petioles,
- 50 g of salt "Extra",
- liter of cold drinking water
- two half-liter jars with lids for rolling.
- Wash the leaves of wild garlic and spread approximately equally among the banks.
- Heat the water and dissolve the salt in it. Wait for the brine to cool and strain it twice through the gauze folded in several layers (to remove the cloudy slurry).
- Fill the ramsberry leaves with a barely warm solution of salt, cover with gauze or lids on top, but do not roll up yet.
- Leave the future canned goods in this form for two days, removing as necessary with a skimmer the foam that will accumulate at the neck.
- When the active foaming stops, add the brine volume remaining in the jars with fresh and also filtered salt solution, roll up the lids.
- kilogram of disassembled and washed leaves of garlic with cuttings,
- two tablespoons of extra salt,
- two tablespoons of granulated sugar,
- two tablespoons of vinegar not stronger than 9%,
- four bay leaves (to taste),
- four cloves of garlic (to taste),
- a tablespoon of a mixture of any spices to taste,
- liter of boiling water
- two half-liter jars with lids for rolling.
- Bring the water to a boil, add sugar and salt, boil for a couple of minutes, stirring, until they are completely dissolved. Then set aside and allow to cool to about 80 ° C.
- Separate the leaves of ramson from the branches, cut the branches with a centimeter “straw”. Peel and slice the garlic.
- Spread the branches and garlic interspersed with wild garlic leaves on the cans, sprinkling them evenly with bay leaf, pepper and other spices (if any).
- Add the marinade and one tablespoon of vinegar to each jar of wild garlic. Roll the lids, turn the jars upside down, as usual with home preservation. After cooling, return them to the correct position and remove ready rams leaves for storage.
If the temperature of the marinade (hot and burning, but very far from the boiling point) will be able to withstand close to that, the medicinal properties of wild garlic will be preserved in full. Fortunately, marinating wild garlic and does not require high temperatures or perfect sterility. A high concentration of vitamin C in the leaves of wild garlic in itself guarantees the stability of the workpiece from it to damage. The fact is that ascorbic acid along with citric, benzoic, oxalic, tartaric and malic acids serve as good natural preservatives.