Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Health benefits of garlic

My sister, who is a scientist, has sent me garlic's health properties:

Garlic (Allium Sativum)
Garlic, a widely used medicinal herb, is reported to have hypolipidemic, cardioprotective, antioxidative, antimicrobial, antiplatelet, immune-enhancing, anticancer, chemopreventive, hepatoprotective, antihypertensive, and procirculatory effects.

This quote appeared in an academic scientific journal:

Herbal Modulation of P-Glycoprotein by Shufeng Zhou, Ph.D.,1, Lee Yong Lim,1 and Balram Chowbay. In DRUG METABOLISM REVIEWS, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 63, 2004.

Isn't that super-cool for us garlic-lovers?

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