Latin Name

Allium sativum

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Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It has stimulating effect on nervous system, has analgesic properties hence used in neuromuscular disorders like palsies, arthritis, sciatica. It acts as brain tonic and is nourishing for all the senses especially eyes. It has cough expectorant action, Volatile oils in it has anti-microbial properties hence used in chronic respiratory disorders. It has digestive, carminative and anthelmintic properties. It is found to be useful in skin diseases. It has stimulating effect on all the systems and is considered as rejuvenating agent. Garlic is found to reduce cholesterol.

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