Family : Lilaceae
Habitat : It is said to have originated in south west Siberia and then spread to Europe and Central Asia. It is naturalized in North America and cultivated worldwide.
Odour : Strong, unpleasant, familiar garlic-like odour.
Part of plant used : Crushed Blubs
Method of extraction : Steam Distillation
Dosha effect of oil : Vatta, Pitta and Kapha
Therapeutic indication : Skin Care: Due to its unpleasant and pervasie smell,the oil is not often used externally. However,the capsules may be taken internally according to the instructions on the label for respiratory and gastro-intestinal infections, urinary tract infections such as cystitis,heart and circulatory problems,and to fight infectious diseases in general.
Mind/Emotions : Stimulating
Safety Data : Generally non-toxic and non-irritant, although it has been known to irritate the stomach: may also cause sensitization in some individuals.