Botanical name – Allium Sativum
Family – Liliaceae
English name – Garlic
Sanskrit name – Lasuna, Rasons
Garlic is considered as best among the vata decreasing drugs. It is extensively described for rheumatism. However it should not be administered in case of Pitta and raktha aggravated conditions. Some Physicians forbidden the following while consuming garlic: Alcohol, fish, sour substance, exposure to hot son, heavy exercise, anger, excessive intake of water, milk and jiggery.
Taste – sweet and salt
Potency – hot
Action – reduce vata and kapha, increase Pitta and Rakta
Arthritis, Abdominal discomfort, indigestion, breathing difficulty, cough
Part used – Bulb and oil
Dosage – Paste 3- 4 gm; oil 2- 4 drops
Lasunadi vati, Hingutriguna tailam, Rasona rasayanm, Lasunady ghrutham
Fried garlic in gingili oil is very effective all abdominal discomfort.
Very effective in increased cholesterol
Garlic paste with boiled is good back ache and depression
Garlic paste with honey is effective in warms, obesity, and hypertension
Garlic juice with milk highly effective in uterine discharge.