Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :sativum Linn.
Habit :Aromatic delicate herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Leaves crushed for extract & warmed.
Mode of use :Fresh and Local application
Ingredients :Plant contains linalool, l-Linalyl acetate, thymol, b-caryphyllene, a-pinene, l-Limonene, b-phellandrene, citranellol, 1,8-cineole, geranyle acetete, coriandrin and dihyrocoriandrin.
Ailment Treated:The leaves are astrigent, aromatic, analgestic, anti-inflammatory and styptic. Boiled the plant extract & used as ear-drop in ear-ache. Fruits are diuretic, tonic, carminative, emollient, constipating, antipyretic and expectorant. Leaf paste is good for allergic inflammation.
Source:Generally cultivated in kitchen garden. Sold in the markets.