Garlic (Allium sativa)
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GARLIC, PUNGENT GARLIC. IT'S COME A LONG WAY SINCE IT'S FAME AS A NECKLACE WARDING OFF DRACULA'S DEADLY BITE. GARLIC, TODAY, IS AMONG THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR HERBS, REVERED BY MILLIONS AS A FOOD AND AS A TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL. FOR A PLANT ALSO FAMOUS FOR ITS AUDACIOUS, PIQUANT, OFFENSIVE SMELL (TO SOME), THAT'S PRETTY GOOD NEWS.
Focuses on the health benefits of aged garlic extract (AGE) in the U.S. Production and content of AGE; Antioxidant effects; Role in cardiovascular protection; Prevention and treatment for cancer.
When it comes to good health, garlic is the herb that gets to the heart of the matter. More and more studies are shedding light on just how garlic protects the human heart. Here are five of the ways researchers believe garlic may work its wonders on one of your most vital organs:
REDUCES BLOOD CHOLESTEROL.
Researchers at New York's Medical College recently reviewed five of the most scientifically sound studies on garlic and cholesterol. They found that consuming as little as half a garlic clove a day reduces cholesterol levels an average of 9 percent.
LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE.
Influence of Garlic Extract on Temporal Characteristics of Lipid Peroxidation Products and Antioxidants in Tumor-Bearing Rats
Effects of garlic ( Allium sativum L.) extract on the temporal patterns of circulatory lipid peroxidation products and antioxidants during N -nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA)-induced hepatic tumorigene...