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  • n. An organic compound, diallyl thiosulfinate, obtained from garlic, with a variety of medicinal and antibacterial properties.


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From Latin allium ("garlic").


  • Garlic is rich in allicin, which is an antibiotic and is antiviral.

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  • Garlic has long been linked to cardiovascular health, thanks to a compound called allicin, which reacts with red blood cells and produces hydrogen sulphide that relaxes the blood vessels and keeps blood flowing easily.

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  • The compound that may be responsible for this is allicin, which is released when raw garlic is cut, crushed or chewed.

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  • One possible explanation for such benefits is that a compound called allicin, the main biologically active component of garlic, blocks enzymes that play a role in bacterial and viral infections.

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  • To make matters even trickier, one of the compounds believed to be most active - known as allicin - is not present in raw garlic.

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  • Garlic oil may protect your heart against damage, compound called allicin linked to cardiovascular health Diallyl trisulphide (DATS) may help 'release protective compounds to the heart' Monday, November 21 2011, 10:11 AM A potent-smelling component of garlic oil called diallyl trisulphide (DATS) may help release protective compounds to the heart.

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  • If you don’t like the taste or the fact that coworkers shrink away when they pass you in the hall, you can also take garlic in pill form (called allicin) at 400 milligrams a day (though the odor may still emerge through your sweat glands).

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  • White, as we explain here, means rich in allicin and selenium, both helpful for the heart and as a cancer preventative.

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  • Studies indicate that allicin, the active ingredient in garlic, can prevent atherosclerosis and coronary blockage, lower cholesterol, reduce blood clot formation, stimulate the pituitary, regulate blood sugar, and prevent cancer.

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  • Anti biotic component is known as allicin sulfur compound which is estimated has anti depressant activity.

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