Garlic (Allium sativum): Diet based therapy of 21st century-a review

Suleria, Hafiz Ansar Rasul, Butt, Masood Sadiq, Khalid, Nauman, Sultan, Saira, Raza, Ali, Aleem, Muhammad and Abbas, Munawar (2015) Garlic (Allium sativum): Diet based therapy of 21st century-a review. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, 5 4: 271-278. doi:10.1016/S2222-1808(14)60782-9


Author Suleria, Hafiz Ansar Rasul
Butt, Masood Sadiq
Khalid, Nauman
Sultan, Saira
Raza, Ali
Aleem, Muhammad
Abbas, Munawar
Title Garlic (Allium sativum): Diet based therapy of 21st century-a review
Journal name Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2222-1808
Publication date 2015-04-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/S2222-1808(14)60782-9
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 5
Issue 4
Start page 271
End page 278
Total pages 8
Place of publication Beijing, China
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 2726 Microbiology (medical)
2725 Infectious Diseases
Abstract Functional and nutraceutical foods provide an opportunity to improve one's health by reducing health care costs and to support economic development in rural communities. For this reason, various phyto-based functional foods are becoming popular worldwide owing to number of evidences for their safer therapeutic applications. Garlic (Allium sativum L.,) is an essential vegetable that has been widely utilized as seasoning, flavoring, culinary and in herbal remedies. The consumption of traditional plants especially garlic has progressively increased worldwide because of their great effectiveness, fewer side effects and relatively low cost. Garlic is well known to contain an array of phytochemicals. These bioactive molecules are playing pivotal role in maintaining human health and having potential to reduce various ailments. It has distinct nutritional profile with special reference to its various bioactive components that can be used in different diet based therapies to cure various life-style related disorders. The present review is an attempt to explore the functional/nutraceutical role of garlic against various threats including dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia, cardiovascular disorders, antioxidant capacity and carcinogenic perspectives.
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Functional and nutraceutical foods provide an opportunity to improve one's health by reducing health care costs and to support economic development in rural communities. For this reason, various phyto-based functional foods are becoming popular worldwide owing to number of evidences for their safer therapeutic applications. Garlic (Allium sativum L.,) is an essential vegetable that has been widely utilized as seasoning, flavoring, culinary and in herbal remedies. The consumption of traditional plants especially garlic has progressively increased worldwide because of their great effectiveness, fewer side effects and relatively low cost. Garlic is well known to contain an array of phytochemicals. These bioactive molecules are playing pivotal role in maintaining human health and having potential to reduce various ailments. It has distinct nutritional profile with special reference to its various bioactive components that can be used in different diet based therapies to cure various life-style related disorders. The present review is an attempt to explore the functional/nutraceutical role of garlic against various threats including dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia, cardiovascular disorders, antioxidant capacity and carcinogenic perspectives.
Keyword Garlic
Functional food
Nutraceuticals food
Diet based therapy
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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