Garlic


Article Outline
  1. 1. Healing Properties
    1. 1.1. Anti-obesity (weight loss)
    2. 1.2. Antiviral (anti-viral)
      1. 1.2.1. Anticytomegalovirus
      2. 1.2.2. Anti-Covid (Coronavirus)
    3. 1.3. Weight Loss
      1. 1.3.1. Hypolipidemic (antihyperlipidemic)
  2. 2. Disease / Symptom Treatment
  3. 3. Synergistic Qualities

Garlic (Allium sativum)

Healing Properties

Anti-obesity (weight loss)

Prevents weight gain related to high fat diet.[1]

Antiviral (anti-viral)

Anticytomegalovirus

Anti-Covid (Coronavirus)

Allicin, one of the most bioactive compounds contained in garlic, has high activity against SARSCoV-2 through the inhibition of 3-chymotrypsin-like cysteine protease.[2]

Weight Loss

Counteracts the effects of an High Fat Diet on body weight, adipose tissue weight, and serum lipid profiles.

Hypolipidemic (antihyperlipidemic)

Lipid-lowering effects, used in the treatment of high levels of fats, such as cholesterol, in the blood.[1:1]

Disease / Symptom Treatment

Synergistic Qualities

Onion & Garlic oils decreased the levels of triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL-Cholesterol and increased the serum level of HDL-Cholesterol.[1:2]

Allium sativum and Nigella sativa extracts showed a synergistic effect in controlling the Cytomegalovirus virus greater than each extract in a solo state.[3]


  1. Title: Anti-obesity and Hypolipidemic effects of garlic oil and onion oil in rats fed a high-fat diet
    Publication: Nutrition & Metabolism
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  2. Title: Phytochemicals candidates as promising preventives and/or curatives for COVID-19 Infection: A brief review
    Publication: Heighten Science Publications Corporation
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  3. Title: Safe and Efficacious Anti-Cytomegalovirus Agents with Therapeutic Activity in vitro
    Publication: Scientific and Academic Publishing: Journal of Microbiology Research
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