Garlic is actually considered to be a vegetable and an herb, also known as Allium sativum. It is part of the onion genus and part of the Allium species. This herb is closely related to the onion as well as the rakkyo, leek, chive, and shallot.
This herb has been used for many years for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It has been proven that it has the ability to help strengthen the immune system as well as helping with liver function. Garlic is also used in a number of different dishes in order to enhance or compliment the overall taste.