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2022 Nov 23

J Ethnopharmacol

Validation of traditional claims of anti-arthritic efficacy of trans-Himalayan snow mountain garlic (Allium ampeloprasum L.) extract using adjuvant-induced arthritis rat model: A comparative evaluation with normal garlic (Allium sativum L.) and dexamethas


Snow Mountain Garlic (SMG) (Allium ampeloprasum L.) is a wild trans-Himalayan member of the genus Allium, valued for its anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties in the mountain folk medicinal system (Sowa-Rigpa). Despite its age-old medicinal usage by traditional therapists and the native population for various ailments including rheumatism, there is no scientific validation of its phyto-pharmaceutical merits.