Today was garlic day. I decided it was time to dehydrate persian star garlic for garlic powder before it got too far gone. So I chopped the ends of bulbs off, separated cloves and when I got enough ready loaded up a dehydrator. I quit after filling 2 of the 3 dehydrators I own. I got about 1/2 bushel processed in a couple of hours (that is several hundred bulbs). The next step after they have dried to hard nuggets is to clean off the paper wrappers and than grind the cloves into powder and than sell the stuff.
And now I smell like garlic and probably will for a couple of days now that it has penetrated my skin. I feel this has to be very healthy to get such a strong dose of garlic in a subdermal manner. Garlic is good stuff, it has antibiotic and fungicidal properties as well as making a darned fine addition to just about all food.
I once read the smell of garlic bread baking in the oven calmed over aggressive men. If any such men were to walk into this house over the next 3 to 5 days they should, if the theory is true that garlic hath smell to calm the savage breast, go into a near coma of calmness.
I won't be able to tell with my husband since he ain't the aggressive type (thank the Gods and Goddesses. Been there done that a long time ago, long before I was into growing and processing garlic)