Wild Garlick

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Tulbaghia violacea When grown as an ornamental, this plant requires some protection from winter frosts. Violacea is used locally as a herbal remedy/medicine to treat several ailments.

Due to increasing evidence of its potential as an antifungal agent, large-scale commercialization is anticipated. However, this may make the Tulbaghia genus threatened as it is susceptible to overuse.

 violacea leaves are eaten as a substitute for chives and garlic. In South Africa, Zulu people eat the leaves and flowers as a leaf vegetable like spinach or for seasoning meat and potatoes