Family Name: Liliaceae
Botanical Name(s): Allium sativum
Popular Name(s): Garlic, Lashan, Rasonam, Lashuna, Veluthulli,
Ugragandha, Mlecchagandha, Lesan.
Parts Used: Bulb and Oil.
Habitat: It is a native of southwest Siberia and southern
Description: The leaves are long, narrow and flat like grass.
The bulb (the only part eaten) is of a compound nature, consisting of
numerous bulblets, known technically as 'cloves,' grouped together
between the membranous scales and enclosed within a whitish skin, which
holds them as in a sac.
Uses: Garlic is often applied to indolent tumors, ulcerated
surfaces and wounds. A poultice of the bulb is used for scrofulous sores
and ringworm. A clove of Garlic when introduced into the ear passage
gives relief of earache. It is locally used in sciatica, paralysis and
neuralgic pains. Raw Garlic juice is inhaled in whooping cough and