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  1. 1. Healing Properties
    1. 1.1. Antiiflammatory
    2. 1.2. Antioxidant
    3. 1.3. Antithrombotic
    4. 1.4. Anti-obesity (weight loss)
    5. 1.5. Antiviral (anti-viral)
      1. 1.5.1. Anticytomegalovirus
      2. 1.5.2. Anti-Covid (Coronavirus)
    6. 1.6. Blood Sugar
    7. 1.7. Hypoglycemic
    8. 1.8. Weight Loss
      1. 1.8.1. Hypolipidemic (antihyperlipidemic)
    9. 1.9. Immunomodulatory
  2. 2. Disease / Symptom Treatment
  3. 3. Synergistic Qualities

Garlic (Allium sativum)

Healing Properties



Prevents DNA damage.[1]


Anti-obesity (weight loss)

Prevents weight gain related to high fat diet.[2]

Antiviral (anti-viral)


Anti-Covid (Coronavirus)

Allicin, one of the most bioactive compounds contained in garlic, has high activity against SARSCoV-2 through the inhibition of 3-chymotrypsin-like cysteine protease.[3]

Blood Sugar


Weight Loss

Counteracts the effects of an High Fat Diet on body weight, adipose tissue weight, and serum lipid profiles.

Hypolipidemic (antihyperlipidemic)

Lipid-lowering effects, used in the treatment of high levels of fats, such as cholesterol, in the blood.[2:1]


Disease / Symptom Treatment

Synergistic Qualities

Onion & Garlic oils decreased the levels of triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL-Cholesterol and increased the serum level of HDL-Cholesterol.[2:2]

Allium sativum and Nigella sativa extracts showed a synergistic effect in controlling the Cytomegalovirus virus greater than each extract in a solo state.[4]

  1. Title: Bioactive compounds in garlic (Allium sativum L.) as a source of antioxidants and its potential to improve the immune system: a review
    Institution(s): Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang, Indonesia
    Publication: Food Research
    Date: September 2021
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  2. Title: Anti-obesity and Hypolipidemic effects of garlic oil and onion oil in rats fed a high-fat diet
    Publication: Nutrition & Metabolism
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  3. Title: Phytochemicals candidates as promising preventives and/or curatives for COVID-19 Infection: A brief review
    Publication: Heighten Science Publications Corporation
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  4. Title: Safe and Efficacious Anti-Cytomegalovirus Agents with Therapeutic Activity in vitro
    Publication: Scientific and Academic Publishing: Journal of Microbiology Research
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