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Kodaikanal Malai Poondu, a GI-tagged garlic from Tamil Nadu, India, is distinguished by its intense aroma and potent medicinal properties. Cultivated in the hill regions of Kodaikanal, this garlic is known for its small size and high allicin content, making it a sought-after ingredient in both culinary and health-related applications. Its robust flavor and health benefits make it a unique variant in the garlic family.


Unique Features :


  • Intense Aroma
  • High Allicin Content
  • Small Bulb Size
  • Grown in Kodaikanal's Hill Regions
  • Potent Medicinal Properties


Benefits & Uses :


Enhances Flavor in Culinary Preparations

Boosts Immune System

Natural Remedy for Various Ailments

Abundant in Antioxidants

Used in Traditional Indian Medicine Practices

Kodaikanal Malai Poondu

  • GI Specifications

    Geographical Region

    Tamil Nadu

    GI Application No.


    GI Status Awarded


    GI Product of India


  • History & Heritage

    Kodaikanal Malai Poondu boasts a storied history in Tamil Nadu's Kodaikanal region, where its cultivation dates back centuries. This garlic variety, revered for its medicinal properties, is deeply intertwined with the local culture and traditional health practices, reflecting the area's unique climatic and soil conditions that contribute to its distinctive characteristics.

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