Rasona/ Lahsun

Rich in sulphur, with a signature smell- Rasona, well known as Lasuna among Indians is a drug of choice for problems where Kapha and Vata are involved. Because it regulates the Kapha- it is a boon for conditions like high cholesterol (hyperlipidaemia) and even deposition of the toxins inside the body. Pain without swelling is a special symptoms of the aggravated Vata and Garlic (Rasona) works best for this. But never use garlic/Rasona in a condition where Pitta is involved like pain with a lot of inflammation.

Pitta Body Type people shouldn’t use this herb in excess, because Rasona has all the guts to burst the Pitta in your body.
English Name:- Garlic. 

Effect on Doshas

kaphaghna by pungent and ushna; vatashamak by snigdha, pichchila, guru and ushna; raktapittavardhak by ushna and tikshna. 

Ayurvedic Pharmacology of Rasona

Rasa Guna ViryaVipaka
Pancharasa, mainly tikta and madhur. Different parts have different tastes. Bulb- pungent, Leaves bitter, Stem – astringent, Stem tip-salty, Seed – sweet Snigdha, Tikshna, Pichchila, Guru, Sara Ushna Katu
  • Garlic paste is used for swelling in rheumatoid arthritis, paralysis, sciatica, facial palsy and pain in the ribs.
  • Swelling due to insect bites almost disappears on rubbing juice or oil of garlic.
  • It  is a tonic for eye sight so its  juice is given internally in diminished vision.
  • It has digestive property therefore it used in digestive problem like flatulence, dyspepsia etc. Flatulence caused by food like rice can be avoided easily if cooked in Garlic water.
  • Garlic with boiled Milk reduces chronic cough, asthma, tuberculosis and hoarseness of voice.
  • Volatile oil of this kills mycobacterium tuberculi.
  • It being a regulator of menstrual function it is used in dysmenorrhoea.
  • With boiled milk it is helpful in bone fractures.
  • It contains organic sulphur, it is very effective in skin diseases, pruritus and eczema etc.
  • It is used for increase bulk and body strength.
  • This herb is helpful in reducing the high cholesterol level.
  • It has act as antioxidant to prevent  the body against bacteria and other microbes.
Best Recommended Uses
Rasona specially pacifies the Kapha Dosha which makes it useful to regulate the blood cholesterol levels and also removing toxins from the body. 
Doses and Useful Parts
Garlic bud paste – 1 to 6 gms. Oil -1 to 2 drops, Bulb. Oil.


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