Allium sativum

Garlic

Garlic has mustard oils and these oils create a cleansing action in the body. They promote a vigorous action of peristalsis, which is muscular contraction, and this will loosen fat and help wash out fats. One of the biggest bottle necks in weight loss is the difficulty of the system to break down the larger clumps of the fat in different parts of the body. Garlic helps in the breaking down of such clumps and thus initiates a process of easy weight loss. Garlic also minimizes or prevents elevations in blood lipids in humans after consumption of a high-fat / cholesterol meal.

The Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association publicly acknowledged garlic's potential in helping to reduce the risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases by optimizing cholesterol levels. A research done by the association indicates that garlic increases blood levels of antioxidant enzymes, prevents LDL cholesterol oxidation, lowers undesirable LDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels, increases desirable HDL-cholesterol levels and minimizes or prevents elevations in blood lipids in humans after consumption of a high-fat / cholesterol meal.

 English  Garlic
 Sanskrit  Rasona, Yavanesta
 Assamese  Maharu
 Bengali  Lasuna
 Gujarati  Lasan, Lassun
 Hindi  Lahasun
 Kannada  Bulluci
 Kashmiri  --
 Malayalam  Vellulli, Nelluthulli
 Marathi  Lasun
 Oriya  --
 Punjabi  Lasan
 Tamil  Vellaipoondu
 Telugu  Vellulli, Tellapya, Tellagadda
 Urdu  Lahsan, Seer


 

 

 Foreign Matter  Not more than 2%
 Total Ash  Not more than 4%
 Acid insoluble Ash  Not more than 1%
 Alcohol soluble extractive  Not less than 2.5%
 Loss on drying  Not less than 60%
 Volatile oil  Not less than 0.1%


 

 

Rasa    : Katu, Madhura

Guna    : Guru, Picchila, Sara, Snigdha, Tiksna

Virya    : Usna

Vipaka : Katu

Karma  : Balya, Caksusya, Dipana, Hrdya, Kaphahara, Medhya, Raktadosahara, Vatahara