Herbals: garlic

Pharmacology

Garlic lowers blood pressure, lipid levels, and thrombus formation, in addition to inhibiting platelet aggregation through a variety of mechanisms (important components include alliin, allicin, and ajoene, the latter of which may potentiate other platelet inhibitors).

Effects of Garlic

  • Potentially irreversible platelet inhibition
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Decreased lipid levels
  • Reduced thrombus formation

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2009

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