Sanskrit: Rasonam (lacking one taste)/La¤huna
Latin: Allium sativum Linn.
Part Used: Bulb and oil
Habitat: Cultivated all over India, the U.S. and other countries
Energetics: All except sour; pungent-hot-pungent
VK- P+ Tissues: All
Systems: Circulatory, digestive, nervous, reproduc- tive, respiratory
Action: Alterative, anthelmintic, antiparasitic, an- tispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, disinfectant, expectorant, rejuvenative, stimulant
Uses: Arteriosclerosis, asthma, blood and lymph cleanser (anti–áma); nerve and bone tissue rasáyana (rejuvenative); cholesterol, colds, colic, convulsions, cough, detoxifier, ear problems (ex– ternal use), edema, flu, gas, heart disease, hemor– rhoids, hypertension, hysteria, impotence, indiges- tion, lung/bronchial antiseptic and antispasmodic, memory, paralysis, rheumatism, skin diseases, T.B., tremor, tumors, Váyu fevers, Váyu/Kapha rasáyana, worms (round). Used effectively on parasites in dogs. Spiritual Uses: It is tamasic, and only suggested as medicine; not as a food for the healthy. Harítakí is its spiritual substitute.