Botanical name - Allium sativum
Family - Liliaceae
A small bulbous plant, the garlic, has been used successfully for a variety of skin disorders. Pimples disappear without scar when rubbed with raw garlic several times a day. Even very persistent form of acne, suffered by some adults, has also been healed with garlic. The external use of garlic helps to clear the skin of spots and pimple, and boils. Taking a garlic orally further helps the process, to purify the blood-steam so as to secure a long‑term clearance of the skin. The ethers in garlic juice help the exudation of toxins from the body through the pores of the skin. A regular course of garlic everyday help to clear minor skin infections quickly. Poultice of garlic bulb can be applied on scrofulous sores and ringworm. Garlic is a natural and harmless aphrodisiac.