Himalaya Lasuna Benefits:
Antihyperlipidemic: Lasuna lowers cholesterol, plasma lipids, cholesterol biosynthesis and atherogenesis (the accumulation of lipid-containing plaque on the innermost layer of the artery wall). Allicin lowers serum and total lipids levels in the liver, phospholipids, triglycerides and total cholesterol.
Antihypertensive: Lasuna helps in vasodilation. Vasodilation relaxes the blood vessels so that blood moves easily through them, and, subsequently, the pressure exerted by the blood on the artery walls is reduced. By closing the calcium channels, the cardiac output is decreased due to the less frequent contractions of the cardiac muscle. This action is helpful in reducing blood pressure.
Antithrombotic: Lasuna increases serum fibrinolytic activity and inhibits platelet aggregation. Adenosine, alliin, allicin and the transformation products of allicin (the ajoenes, vinyldithiins, and dialkyloligosulfides), are responsible for the inhibition of platelet adhesion and aggregation. These properties of Lasuna make it an excellent choice in conditions like coronary atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and other vascular diseases.
Expectorant: Lasuna has been traditionally used in respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis. The herb contains sulphur compounds, which contribute towards its mucolytic and expectorant properties.
Digestive: The Lasuna bulb is effective in treating dyspepsia as it stimulates peristaltic action and the secretion of digestive juices. It also relieves flatulence.