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Bear Garlic Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Bear Garlic
Glycemic Index / Load
Ramsons, Ransoms
Botanical Name
Allium Ursinum
Hindi Name
Jungali Lehsun

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Bear Garlic Cures


Action of Bear Garlic

Nutrients in Bear Garlic


Taste of
Bear Garlic

Nature of
Bear Garlic


Parts Used

Leaves,Bulb, Seeds

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Bear Garlic

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breast Feeding
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Bear’s Garlic or Ramson is a vicious relative of chives inherited from Europe and Asia.
It is a perennial shrub that needs moist soil texture to grow in slightly acidic conditions.
It grows up to 45 Cm.
It belongs to the family of Liliaceae.


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Materia Medica for Bear Garlic

Bear Garlic General

“Potent and Odorless” Bear’s Garlic is also popular as Wild Garlic. The name came into existence from a casual belief that bears, after waking from hibernation, first eat Bear's Garlic to clear out their digestive system. Also to build up their strength back after such a long sleep.
Bear Garlic possesses various medicinal properties. It is used in many medicines as an ingredient.
It bears flowers before the spring season and fills the air with a fragrance similar to Garlic. The shape of the stem of Ramson is triagonal and the leaves are alike those of the “Lily of the Valley”.
Bear Garlic leaves are digestible. They can be used as salad, spice. It can also be boiled as a vegetable or can be used in soups. They are also used as fodder for Cows.
The stems of Ramson are freezed by salting and are eaten as a salad in Russia. The nodules and flowers are also very delicious.
It has a high Sulphur content. It is also rich in Vitamins A and C as well as in minerals. It is the oldest medicinal herb that is known to man. It cleanses the impurities present in blood.
Bear Garlic is an Immunity booster.
It helps in purifying blood and reduces Blood Cholesterol level. It combats Heart Diseases like Angina and Palpitation.
Respiratory Ailments; Asthma and Bronchitis are effectively treated by Bear's Garlic.
It takes good care of the Stomach. It helps in treating Indigestion, Anorexia, and Stomach Ache.
It is applied on the Skin to alleviate Skin Rashes.
Caution: Consult a Doctor before consuming it.
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05 Nov 2017
A friend of mine underwent a partial tongue glossectomy along with a radical neck disection after being detected with a Moderately Differentiated Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the tongue.
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