La¤han, Garlic, Allium sativum Linn

 

Sanskrit: Rasonam (lacking one taste)/La¤huna

rsaaenama,  lafauna

 

Hindi: La¤han

English: Garlic

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 (antiáma); nerve and bone tissue rasáyana (rejuvenative); cholesterol, colds, colic, convulsions, cough, detoxifier, ear problems (ex– ternal use), edema, flu, gas, heart disease, hemorrhoids, 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.

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