Medicinal Properties of Garlic and Its Derivatives
With more than 3,000 research papers and many ongoing investigations into its biochemical effects, garlic is one of the most studied medicinal plants. The objective of this study is to provide an understanding of the effects of garlic’s organosulfur compounds and specifically, their antimicrobial, cardiovascular, and anticancer effects. It also examines the pharmacological effects and mechanisms of black garlic, a type of aged garlic derivative. By reviewing studies that explore the mechanisms of these compounds in both in vitro and in vivo investigations, the study provides evidence for garlic and its derivatives’ potential as natural and safe pharmacological agents.