Garlic

Allium sativum L.

Ajo
Part used

Garlic Bulb.

Indication

The ESCOP approves its use as an adjunct in the prevention of atherosclerosis and for the treatment of excess blood lipids. It is also used to improve circulation in peripheral arterial vascular disorders such as hypertension. Because of its antimicrobial action, it is useful for combating colds and other respiratory tract infections.

According to the results obtained in different clinical trials, garlic preparations may be of interest as adjuncts in the treatment of mild to moderate hypertension.

Properties

It plays a beneficial role in cardiovascular risk factors.
In studies have observed that different garlic preparations inhibit some of the enzymes involved in cholesterol metabolism.
The antioxidant action of different preparations of garlic bulb and its primary components have been demonstrated in various in vitro and in vivo studies.