The Scientific name of Garlic: Allium sativum

Name of Garlic in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Lashuna

Hindi: Lasan

Malayalam: Veluthulli വെളുത്തുള്ളി

Tamil: Venkayam

Plant description of Garlic

Garlic-Allium sativum is a perennial plant, is a bulb, white in colour, growing up to 60 cm tall, monoecious, pollinated by insects and bees, leaves are long, tubular and light green, need full sunlight to grow. It contains amino acids, leaves are flat and fleshy, green in colour, and flowers are white in color.

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, bulbs.

Medicinal uses:

Garlic is an antibiotic and Anti-fungal, to treat smallpox, gas trouble, TB, eye pain, to reduce cholesterol, Venereal Diseases, irritable bowel, diarrhea, Dysentery, and Gastrointestinal Problems. Chemical content: phytoncide, allicin, allixin (Cancer preventive), Allyl Methyl Sulfide. It reduces gastric problems, as an insecticide, germicide, colds, coughs, flu, gastric complaints, hypertension, liver disorders, gallbladder disease, and as an anthelmintic.

Chemical contents:

Glycosides, Flavones, Monoterpenoids, Amino Acids, Minerals, Vitamins, Peptides

How to prepare medicines:

Crushed garlic boiled with milk drink before bed can reduce gas trouble, Juice of garlic mixed with salt poured into ears to reduce pain, Daily use of garlic can reduce high BP.

It is used as an ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

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