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, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 271-278, doi: 10.1016/S2222-1808(14)60782-9.

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Title Garlic (Allium sativum): diet based therapy of 21st century-a review
Author(s) Suleria, Hafiz Ansar Rasul
Butt, Masood Sadiq
Khalid, NaumanORCID iD for Khalid, Nauman
Sultan, Saira
Raza, Ali
Aleem, Muhammad
Abbas, Munawar
Journal name Asian Pacific journal of tropical disease
Volume number 5
Issue number 4
Start page 271
End page 278
Total pages 8
Publisher Elsevier Singapore
Place of publication Singapore
Publication date 2015-04
ISSN 2222-1808
Keyword(s) garlic
functional food
nutraceuticals food
diet based therapy
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/S2222-1808(14)60782-9
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
091205 Functional Materials
Socio Economic Objective 860105 Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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