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Health effects of garlic.

  title={Health effects of garlic.},
  author={Ellen P. Tattelman},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={72 1},
  • E. Tattelman
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Medicine
  • American family physician
Garlic has long been used medicinally, most recently for its cardiovascular, antineoplastic, and antimicrobial properties. Sulfur compounds, including allicin, appear to be the active components in the root bulb of the garlic plant. Studies show significant but modest lipid-lowering effects and antiplatelet activity. Significant blood pressure reduction is not consistently noted. There is some evidence for antineoplastic activity and insufficient evidence for clinical antimicrobial activity… 

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