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Garlic, Allium sativum

Family:

Amaryllidaceae

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Medicinal Garden information:

Garlic has anti-fungal effects

Garlic demonstrated antifungal effects; In laboratory research, allicin enhanced the fungicidal activity of amphotericin B (synergistic effects)

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Studies suggest that increased consumption of garlic can decrease risk of developing colorectal cancer

Increased dietary garlic consumption can decrease risk of developing colorectal and other stomach cancers. ? Garlic may induce detoxifying enzymes such as glutathione-S-transferase to remove harmful electrophiles from carcinogens.

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Modestly reduces cholesterol.

Garlic modestly reduces total cholesterol low-density lipoprotein and triglyceride levels

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