Can garlic lower blood pressure? A pilot study.


A popular garlic preparation containing 1.3% allicin at a large dose (2400 mg) was evaluated in this open-label study in nine patients with rather severe hypertension (diastolic blood pressure > or = 115 mm Hg). Sitting blood pressure fell 7/16 (+/- 3/2 SD) mm Hg at peak effect approximately 5 hours after the dose, with a significant decrease in diastolic… (More)


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@article{McMahon1993CanGL, title={Can garlic lower blood pressure? A pilot study.}, author={F. Gilbert McMahon and Ram{\'o}n G{\'a}lvez Vargas}, journal={Pharmacotherapy}, year={1993}, volume={13 4}, pages={406-7} }