Bioactive components of garlic and their physiological role in health maintenance: A review

Santhosha, S. G. and Prakash, J. and Prabhavathi, S. N. (2013) Bioactive components of garlic and their physiological role in health maintenance: A review. Food Bioscience, 3. 59 - 74.

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In recent years, natural plant products are gaining popularity in preventing various diseases. Garlic is one of the most extensively researched product for investigating its beneficial effects. Potential health benefits of allium vegetables, in particular garlic (Allium sativum) has its origin in antiquity. It has acquired a reputation as a formidable prophylactic and therapeutic medicinal agent in the folklore of many cultures, over the centuries. The bioactive components of garlic are mainly responsible for the healing properties. The major physiological role of garlic are its antimicrobial, anticancer, antioxidant, immune boosting, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antifibrinolytic and antiplatelet aggregatory activity and its potential role in preventing cardiovascular diseases. The acclaimed health benefits of chemical constituents of garlic in treating various disorders have been investigated both in animals as well as in humans. This article reviews the current knowledge regarding the physiological role of garlic in various disease states.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Prakash, J. Stands for Prakash, Jamuna
Uncontrolled Keywords: Allicin, Organosulfur compounds, Garlic products, Antioxidant properties, Antimicrobial properties, Anticancer properties
Subjects: B Life Science > Food Science and Nutrition
Divisions: Department of > Food Science and Nutrition
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2019 05:25
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2019 05:25

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