Effect of Welsh onion (Allium fistulosum L.) green leaf extract on immune response in healthy subjects: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

@article{Hirayama2019EffectOW,
  title={Effect of Welsh onion (Allium fistulosum L.) green leaf extract on immune response in healthy subjects: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study},
  author={Yosuke Hirayama and J. Takanari and Kazunori Goto and H. Ueda and A. Tanaka and J. Nishihira},
  journal={Functional Foods in Health and Disease},
  year={2019},
  volume={9},
  pages={123-133}
}
  • Yosuke Hirayama, J. Takanari, +3 authors J. Nishihira
  • Published 2019
  • Biology
  • Functional Foods in Health and Disease
  • Background: Welsh onion belongs to genus allium. Although its medicinal benefit such as cold prevention is well known by tradition, the underlying mechanism and active components have never been elucidated. The recent study revealed that Welsh onion mucus enhances tumor necrosis factor-α and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 production from RAW 264 cells and natural killer (NK) cell activity in murine spleen cells. This mucilage was abundant in the leaf blade of Welsh onion. Thus, we investigated… CONTINUE READING
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