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InflammoPharmacology

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 123–148 | Cite as

Garlic and its medicinal potential

  • M. Afzal
  • M. Ali
  • M. Thomson
  • D. Armstrong
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Abstract

Garlic (Allium sativum L.) has many accentuating medicinal properties and has been used as an effective remedy for a variety of chronic ailments including cardiovascular conditions, hyperlipaemia, diabetes, cancer and infectious diseases. It has antitumourigenic, antibacterial, antigangrene and antiatherosclerosis activities, which date back to early human history. The past, present and future potential of garlic and its medicinal merits are presented and the pharmacology of garlic components is discussed.

Garlic (Allium sativum L.) onion (Allium cepa L.) antibacterial antidiabetic immunoprotective antioxidant cardiovascular hyperlepemia atherosclerosis 

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