Botanical Name(s): Allium ursinum
Popular Name(s): Ransoms, Ramsons
Parts Used: The complete plant
Habitat: Bear's Garlic is found in Europe and W. Asia.
Description: Bear's garlic is a perennial plant which grows in moist woods and shady places. Its onion-like root sends a somewhat angular 6 to 16 inches long stem and sprouts two large, petioled, shiny, lanceolate leaves. Its hermaphrodite flowers are pure white in colour.
Uses: Bear's garlic has astringent and expectorant properties. It is used to cure gastrointestinal catarrh, bronchitis and arteriosclerosis.