Snow Mountain Garlic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Snow Mountain Garlic
Kashmiri Garlic.jpg
Snow Mountain Garlic
Species Allium sativum
Origin India

Snow Mountain Garlic (also known as Allium sativum L., Allium schoenoprasum, and kashmiri garlic), is a subspecies of garlic which is found in the mountainous Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It grows well in the western Himalayas at altitudes of up to 6000 feet, in temperatures as low as -10 °C and with very little oxygen.[1]

In Hindi, it is known as ek pothi lahsun. It is used in many herbal medicines for various ailments.


  1. ^ Koul, Mytre; Meena, Samdarshi; Kumar, Ashok; Sharma, Parduman; Singamaneni, Venugopal; Riyaz-Ul-Hassan, Syed; Hamid, Abid; Chaubey, Asha; Prabhakar, Anil. "Secondary Metabolites from Endophytic Fungus Penicillium pinophilum Induce ROS-Mediated Apoptosis through Mitochondrial Pathway in Pancreatic Cancer Cells". Planta Medica. 82 (04): 344–355. doi:10.1055/s-0035-1558308.