IMPORTANCE OF GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM): AN EXHAUSTIVE REVIEW

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Prof. Satyanand Tyagi

Abstract

Allium sativum, also known as Clove Garlic is part of the Lilliceae plant family. Garlic is a member of the onion family and is one of nature's most versatile medicinal plant. The name “Allium sativum†is derived from the Celtic word “allâ€, meaning burning or stinging, and the Latin “sativum†meaning planted or cultivated. The English word, garlic, is derived from the Anglo-Saxon “gar-leac†or spear plant, referring to its flowering stalk. Garlic is used as a traditional dietary supplement for diabetes in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition to its reputation as a healthy food, Garlic has shown anti-viral, anti-bacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-atherosclerotic and anti-cancer properties.

 

KEY WORDS: Garlic, Allium sativum, Anti-bacterial, Food

 

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Tyagi, P. S. (2013). IMPORTANCE OF GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM): AN EXHAUSTIVE REVIEW. Journal of Drug Discovery And Therapeutics, 1(04). Retrieved from http://jddt.in/index.php/jddt/article/view/50
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