Allium sativum Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Allium sativum Linn.belongs to Liliaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Ser, Sum, Thum.
The English Name for this herb is Garlic.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Lehsan, Sum, Thom, Thum, Tuma.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Anti-septic
  • Improves absorption of medicines
  • Prevents irritation
  • Stimulant

  • Bulb:
  • Alterative
  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-cholestrolemic
  • Anti-coagulant
  • Anti-diabetic
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-histamine
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-parasitic
  • Anti-rheumatic
  • Anti-tumor
  • Anti-ulcer
  • Anti-viral
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Blood Purifier
  • Broad Spectrum Antibiotic
  • Carminative
  • Cholagogue
  • Diaphoretic
  • Disinfectant
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Expectorant
  • Febrifuge
  • Gastric Tonic
  • Hypolipidaemic
  • Hypotensive
  • Improves Glucose Tolerance
  • Lowers Fasting Blood Sugar
  • Potentiates Plasma Insulin Like Activity
  • Prevents Heart Diseases
  • Raises High Density Lipoproteins
  • Resolvent
  • Rubefacient
  • Stimulant
  • Tonic
  • Vasodilator
  • Vermifuge

  • Indications

    The Indications of Oil of Allium sativum Linn. are Ear Infection, Mouth Infection.

    The Indications of Bulb of Allium sativum Linn. are Atonic Dyspepsia, Loss of Appetite, Anorexia, Earache, Ringworm, Asthma, Constipation, Neuralgic Pain, Rheumatism, Atherosclerosis, Chronic Bonchial Catarrh, Infantile Convulsions, Functional debility of bladder, Hypertension, Intestinal Complaints, Nervous Spasmodic Affections, Pulmonary Affections, Dropsy, Intestinal Worms, Tuberculosis.

    The Indications of Bulb Juice of Allium sativum Linn. are Scabies, Wounds, Maggots Infesting Ulcers, Indolent Tumours, Ulcerated Surfaces, Otalgia, Skin Diseases, Earache.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Allium sativum Linn..


    The Temperament of Allium sativum Linn. is 3rd Order,Warm and Dry with Moistness.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    CHOLESTEROLHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh
    DURR-E-SEERHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    KanolAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.

    Compound Preparations

    Allium sativum Linn. is used in the preparation of Dur-e-Seer, Ma'jun Seer, Ma'jun Seer Alvi Khan, Roghan Seer, Roghan Surkh, Tiryaq-e-Faruq compounds.


    Whole Herb2.000g - 3.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Allium sativum Linn. is a herb, depressed-globose in shape, off white in color, size is usually up to 20 cm, is evergreen, and unbranched. Consists of several small bulbs called "Cloves" and is surrounded by a thin white, or pinkish sheath. It has a stronger flavour than onion.
    Allium sativum Linn.'s Leaves, flat in shape
    Allium sativum Linn.'s Flower, white in color, size is usually small

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Pakistan.. Widely cultivated every where in the world.
    Odor: The odor of Bulb of Allium sativum Linn. is Pungent
    Bulb: Bitter


    No information regarding Allium sativum Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Allium sativum Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Allium sativum Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Excessive use may reduce cholesterol level in the body. Prolong use or large doses contra-indicated women in pregnancy.Large doses occasionally cause indigestion. Sensitive skin is considered prone to Garlic, because it may cause irritation owing to its bioactive constituents.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Allium sativum Linn.. (work in progress)