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Allium sativum - Garlic

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Allium sativum is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing 6 - 12 leaves. It can grows up to 15 - 60cm long and a flowering scape 25 - 80cm tall from a single, underground bulb. The plant divides, forming in time a cluster of plants. In cultivation the plant is grown as an annual - individual cloves being planted in early winter or spring and the bulbs being harvested in the summer.


Ringworm, Dysentery, Heart attacks, Wounds[1]

Parts Used


Chemical Composition


Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Bellulli
Hindi Lasun
Malayalam Vellulli
Tamil Vallaipundu
Telugu Vellulli
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Lashuna
English Garlic



Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.












Kind Shape Feature



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Flowering season is February to April


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Fruiting season is February to April

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Akshaya Taila, Arthret, Aamavaata Taila, Obestril, Kshara Tailam, Gas cure, Gorochanaadi Gutika, Decajaim, Digestone, Datri Taila, Nirgundi Taila, Neuronil Oil, Bhunaga Tailam, Mensofit, Hingutriguna Taila[1]

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

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How to plant/cultivate

Garlic was originally a plant of warm temperate areas with a distinct cold season and a change of daylength from short days in the winter to long days in the summer.[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2" by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.497, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #45, Paapannana Tota, 1st Main road, Basaveshwara Nagara, Bengaluru.
  2. [Chemistry]
  3. [Morphology fruiting season is ]
  4. Cultivation details

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