A BRIEF UPDATE ON USE OF GARLIC AS FOLKLORE MEDICINE: A REVIEW
Pankaj Kashyap*, Shashi Kant Bhaskar, Arpan Kumar Tripathi, Rakesh Sahu, Dharmendra Singh Rajput, Dr. D. K. Pradhan
Garlic [Allium sativum] is the oldest of all cultivated plants. That played a role in folk medicine from ancient
period. Garlic has been used as culinary and medical purpose for thousands of years. It is a remarkable plant, which
has multiple beneficial effects. In this review article, we will discuss the clinical use of this agent in the treatment
and prevention of many types of disease. Allium sativum has a variety of biological and pharmacological activities
such as antioxidant, anticoagulation, antihypertensive, antimicrobial, antibiotic, antiparasitic, antimycotic, antiviral,
antitumoral, anti-aging, antiplatelet, detoxifies heavy metals, fibrinolusis, hypolipidaemic (lipid-lowering) and
immune enhancer and modulator.
Keywords: Garlic, Allium sativum l. Activity of garlic, Uses of garlic.
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