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It is a perennial herb.Flowers are white, star-shaped, in a rather lax umbel 2.5-4 cm across, borne on a leafy stem. Narrow-elliptic petals, about 1 cm long, spread outwards, and are much longer than the stamens. Out flower stalks are usually longer than the flowers. Spathe lobes are broadly ovate. Leaves are many, flat, 2-5 mm broad, blunt, usually shorter at flowering than the stem. The stem itself is 7-25 cm tall. Bulbs are clustered, cylindrical, covered with fibrous leaf-bases. Small Alpine Onion is found on open alpine slopes, from Pakistan to W Nepal, at altitudes of 3000-4000 m. Flowering: June-August.
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Allium humile is used for Asthma, stomach diseases,jaundice, cold, cough (noted from:http://www.indianscience.org/essays/20-%20E–Himalayan%20Medicine%20System%20fine12.pdf)
Dried leaves paste,root powder of saussurea costus mixed with ghee/butter is taken orally to get relieve from asthma and pectoral complaints.(noted from : http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/9778/1/IJTK%209(3)%20480-485.pdf
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In-vitro antibacterial activity of Allium humile :
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