The botanical name of garlic is Allium sativum. It belongs to family Liliaceae or Alliaceae. This medicinal herb needs no introduction as we all know it very well. Garlic has antibiotic, antiseptic, antifungal and hypotensive properties.
It is useful in treating digestive disorder, respiratory infection and high blood pressure. It is also useful treating hair loss or Alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is hair loss from scalp in form of patches. It is a common disease and any one can be affected by this. Even if you are taking certain treatment for this condition, then also you can use garlic as adjuvant.
Ayurvedic: Lahsun, Lasum, Lashun, Rasona, Yavaneshta, Ugragandha, Mahaushadh, Arishta
Unani: Seer, Lahsun
Siddha: Ullippoondu, Vellaippondu
How to use garlic for alopecia or bald patches?
For treating alopecia or bald patches with garlic, take its clove and remove peel. Crush it and rub this pulp on affected area. Rubbing improves blood circulation and stimulates hair regrowth. You can apply this twice a day, in morning and evening. Do this regularly for few months as this treatment takes time to show result.