Botanical name : Allium sativum Linn.
Family : Liliaceae
Lasuna, Ugragandha, Bhootaghni, Rasona
Rasa : Madhura, Lavana, Katu, Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Snigdha, Teekshna, Pichila, Guru, Sara
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Garlic
Hindi : Beluli, Lasan
Malayalam : Veluthulli, Vellulli, Vellavenkayam.
Distribution – Cultivated in U.P, Bihar, Karnataka, and Tamilnadu states in India.
A peculiar odoured perennial herb with underground bulbs. Compound white bulb is enclosed by thin whitish scales; inside that several bulblets can be seen. Stem arises from the middle of bulblets and is covered with leaf sheath. Leaves simple, long flat; flowers are sterile small in umbel.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, cough, asthma, fever facial paralysis, colic, indigestion, ulcers, skin diseases, hypercholestremia, cardiac diseases, vitilligo, hemorrhoids, sciatica, arthritis, and as a general tonic.
Useful part : Bulb.