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Garlic (Allium sativum)

Healing Properties

Antiiflammatory

Antioxidant

Prevents DNA damage.[1]

Antithrombotic

Anti-Obesity (weight loss)

Prevents weight gain related to high fat diet.[2]

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.[3]

Blood Sugar

Hypoglycemic

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.[2:1]

Immunomodulatory

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.[2:2]

Allium sativum and Nigella sativa extracts showed a synergistic effect in controlling the Cytomegalovirus virus greater than each extract in a solo state.[4]


  1. Title: Bioactive compounds in garlic (Allium sativum L.) as a source of antioxidants and its potential to improve the immune system: a review
    Institution(s): Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang, Indonesia
    Publication: Food Research
    Date: September 2021
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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