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What other names is Bear's Garlic known by?

Ail des Bois, Ail à Feuilles Larges, Ail des Ours, Ail Pétiolé, Ajo de Oso, Ajo Silvestre, Allium ursinum, Bear Garlic, Broad-leaved Garlic, Ramsons, Wild Garlic.

What is Bear's Garlic?

Bear's garlic is a plant. The leaf and bulb are used to make medicine.

People take bear's garlic for indigestion, intestinal gas, high blood pressure, and "hardening of the arteries" (arteriosclerosis).

Some people apply bear's garlic directly to the skin for ongoing rashes.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Indigestion.
  • Intestinal gas.
  • High blood pressure.
  • "Hardening of the arteries" (arteriosclerosis).
  • Skin rashes, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of bear's garlic for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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