GARLIC, GARLICK (שׁוּמִֽים). Garlic is mentioned only once in the Bible (
This flavorsome vegetable is mentioned because the Israelites were tired of the simple manna and longed for the pleasant varieties eaten in Egypt.
The bulbous perennial garlic is Allium sativum. When planted, it produces a number of smaller surrounding bulbs, which are called cloves.
Garlic has been used medicinally as a digestive stimulant, and its juice as an antiseptic.