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Title Garlic consumption and health / Mihail Păcurar and Gavril Krejci, editors
Published New York : Nova Science Publishers, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xii, 293 pages) : illustrations
Series Food and beverage consumption and health series
Food and beverage consumption and health series.
Contents A comprehensive survey of garlic functionality / Alejandra Cardelle-Cobas [and others] -- Medicinal properties of garlic : importance of its antioxidant activity / Perla D. Maldonado [and others] -- Cancer chemoprevention by garlic constituents : potential cellular and molecular targets / Molay K. Roy, Lekh R. Juneja and Tojiro Tsushida -- Trace elements in garlic / A. Gonzálvez, S. Armenta and M. de la Guardia -- Characterization and discrimination of Mediterranean bulb-producing garlic / Giovanni Figliuolo and Stefania Mang -- Inhibitory effects of diallyl sulfides from garlic (Allium sativum L.) on family x DNA polymerase activity, and human cancer cell growth / Yoshiyuki Mizushina [and others] -- Garlic : a promising antidote to heavy metal toxicity / Rajdeep Chowdhury and Keya Chaudhuri -- Phase properties and lipid composition of microsomal membranes from storage leaf of garlic : modifications induced by sprouting radioinhibition / Mónica B. Pérez and Clara A. Croci -- Health effects of garlic and prostate cancer / J. Arunakaran -- The influence of garlic (Allium sativum L., alliaceae) extracts on the pharmacodynamic effects of drugs / Biljana Bozin, Neda Mimica-Dukic and Isidora Samojlik
Summary "Garlic (Allium sativum L.) is the edible bulb from a plant of the Allium genus, commonly used for flavoring in cooking and for its beneficial effects for human health. Despite the numerous therapeutic effects attributed to garlic, the chemistry behind its health-promoting effects is still poorly understood. This book attempts to address this problem, as well as the effects of garlic on cardiovascular diseases and the side effects that may develop from the consumption of garlic. This book also briefly overviews the occurrence and chemistry of garlic constituents, and reviews the latest evidence in accordance with anticancer properties of garlic and/or garlic constituents, with special emphasize on the mechanism of action behind their chemoprevention effects. Furthermore, the research advances on the chemistry and pharmacology of garlic and the potential and molecular mechanism of garlic mediated attenuation of heavy metal toxicity are discussed. Other chapters in this book explore the relationship between garlic consumption and prostate cancer, among other diseases and the effects of gamma rays on storage leaf of garlic bulbs in terms of phase properties of microsomal membranes and their lipid and fatty acid composition."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Garlic -- Therapeutic use
Garlic -- Health aspects
Garlic -- chemistry
Anticarcinogenic Agents
Plant Extracts -- pharmacology
Plant Extracts -- therapeutic use
Sulfinic Acids -- metabolism
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
Garlic -- Health aspects
Garlic -- Therapeutic use
Form Electronic book
Author Pacurar, Mihail
Krejci, Gavril
ISBN 9781613246238