The culinary uses of Garlic in early modern Britain bear many similarities to its modern uses. It was primarily used to add flavour to dishes, particularly in pickling. Garlic was also very important in early modern medicine, including killing parasitic worms and easing stomach-ache. Garlic was seen as an antidote to cold poisons and venous bites, and so was often recommended as a preventative medicine against the plague.
Please note this information is research based on historic documents….and is not modern advice for health and wellness!