Garlic Mustard

garlic herb, garlic mustard, white flowers

The garlic mustard is a common plant from the mustard family. It stands out for its garlic aroma. This makes it a wild vegetable that can still spoil you with this spicy taste during the wild garlic season. Furthermore, as tea, garlic mustard has some healing effects for the respiratory organs as well as against wounds.


Scientific name
Alliaria petiolata.


Other names
Jack by the hedge, garlic root, hedge garlic, sauce-alone, jack in the bush, penny hedge, poor man’s mustard.

Used plant parts
Leaf & Root.

Harvest period

Medicinal properties

Main uses: Respiratory system & Wounds.

Healing effects

        • Antibacterial
        • Sweetener
        • Asthma
        • Bronchitis
        • Cough
        • Wounds
        • Worms

Application methods

        • Orally
        • Topically


Garlic Mustard (Wiktionary)



garlic mustard (uncountable)

  1. A woodland herb (Alliaria petiolata) that has a garlic-like aroma, considered highly invasive in New World.


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