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Uses of lashuna - Allum sativum Linn.

lashuna :

lashuna  : Allum sativum Linn.

General Use:

  • This herb is loaded with the anti-oxidants properties and it helps to reduce the oxidative stress in body. It helps to protect cells from free radical damage.
  • Use of this herb helps to minimize the bone loss by balancing the estrogen levels in females. Daily consumption of this herb helps to overcome the estrogen deficiency in females.
  • This herb helps to maintain the healthy cholesterol levels in body. It helps to lower the LDL cholesterol (the Bad cholesterol) and increases the HDL (Good cholesterol) levels in the body.
  • Being aphrodisiac in nature this herb helps to improve the libido and enhances sexual desire. In males it is quite good to resolve the various problems like premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction and sexual weakness.
  • Use of this herb is quite good for hair strengthening. It helps to maintain the hair healthy and strong. It strengthens hair follicles and promotes the hair growth. Its use is quite effective to reduce the hair fall also.
  • This is known to be a good herb for digestive problems like indigestion, gastric disorders, gastritis, bloating, bowel movements, flatulence, heart burn and stomach aches. It is also acts as the laxative hence relieves the constipation. Hence this herb helps to maintain the good health of digestive system and can be used for the treatment of diarrhea and cholera.
  • This herb acts as the cardiac tonic hence it helps in strengthening of heart muscles. So use of this herb is quite good to maintain the good heart health.
  • Use of this herb is quite good in the hypertension as it helps to reduce the high blood pressure level in the body.
  • Anti-bacterial properties of this herb are quite beneficial in the treatment of respiratory infections like cough and throat problems. It boosts up our immunity and increase the bodys stamina to fight against the infections.
  • This herb helps in releasing insulin in the body. It helps to maintain the healthy blood sugar levels in the body. Hence use of this herb is quite good for diabetes patients.
  • It has been found that people who eat garlic have less chances of developing colon, esophageal or stomach cancer.
  • Use of rasona oil is quite good to suppress the pain in ear.
  • This herb is also good to manage the brain disorders like Alzheimers disease and Dementia.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties of this herb are quite good in sciatica and chest pain problems. As use of this herb helps in the reduction of body pain.

Therapeutic Uses:

Garlic is hypolipidaemic, fibrinolytic, anticoagulant, hypoglycaemic, antibacterial, antifungal (due to presence of allicin, allistatin, scrodinine)., anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic. Juice obtained from the bulbs of garlic revealed good oestrogenic activity in albino rats and didn’t reveal any antiimplantation activity. Thus it can be used in preconceptional period as it is shukra-shonita-garbha janana. Ethnobotanical studies have revealed that it is useful in premature ejaculation and for sexual vigour in addition to above said actions

Systemic Use:

Lashuna is a very commonly used Indian spice. Acharya Vagbhatta and Kashyapa has considered it as rasayana. While describing the properties and benefits of lashuna Acharya Vagbhatta has quoted that  bhrish teekshna i.e. highly penetrating(deep into the tissues), ushna (hot in potency), katu paaka rasa (pungent in taste), sara, hridyay (good for heart) and keshya (hairs), guru(heavy to digest), vrishya(aphrodisiac), snigdha (unctuous), rochna deepana (improves taste and digestion), bhagna sandhana kara (helps union of fractures), balya (gives strength), rakta pitta pradushaka (vitiates blood and pitta), cures kilasa(leucoderma), kushtha (skin diseases), gulma(abdominal tumors), arsha (haemorrhoids), prameha, krimi, diseases caused by kapha and vata, shwas, kaasa, peenas (nasal catarrh).
 It is a rasayana (rejuvenator of the body) 

. Acharya Kashyapa has described different rasas in different parts of lashuna. Its seeds contain katu rasa, pushpa naal (floral stalk) has lavana (salty) and tikta (bitter) rasa, leaves contain kashaya (astringent) rasa. Its vipaka is madhura. Being sweet in taste it is guru and being sneha yukta (unctuous) it is brinhaniya. It is ayushya (increases longevity), deepana, vrishya (aphrodisiac), aarogyakar (keeps body away from diseases). It boosts memory (medha, smriti), bala, varna and is chakshuprasadana, sroto shodhaka (purifies all the channels in body), shukra shonita garbha janak, yayasthapaka (delays ageing process). Women using lashuna in diet don’t get affected by pelvic diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and infertility. It also maintains their beauty 

 As per the references available in Kashayap samhita, the herb is one of the best fertility promoting drug. Its use has been advised in vaataj vikaras, pushpa and veerya vikaras (diseases) . The term pushpa is a wide term in ayurveda that includes menstrual blood, hormones and ovum. In males also use of lashuna increases body strength, intelligence, longevity and is shukra dharaka . Thus it can be used in males to cure ejaculatory disorders e.g premature ejaculation, inappropriate ejaculation.


Since rasona is devoid of sour tastes, it should be ingested with buttermilk. Since wine is the best sour stuff. Rasona should be ingested with wine, meat soup in Vata diseases.


Rasona specially pacifies the Kapha Dosha which makes it useful to regulate the blood cho-lesterol levels and also removing toxins from the body. 

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