Tag Archives: Amaryllidaceae

Black Garlic Improves Heart Failure Resulting from Coronary Heart Disease

In chronic heart failure (CHF), the heart muscle does not pump blood well enough to meet the body’s need for blood and oxygen. CHF is caused by high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and other cardiovascular conditions. It is a common cause of death in older people. Garlic (Allium sativum, Amaryllidaceae) bulb has been shown to lower blood pressure, blood

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Garlic Relieves Joint Stiffness in Knee Osteoarthritis in 12-week Study

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease worldwide. It causes considerable pain and debility. There is a need for low-cost, safe, effective therapies. The commonly prescribed medications do not provide adequate relief. The chronic nature of OA makes the costs and adverse effects of these medications particularly problematic. The mechanisms of pain and dysfunction in OA are multifactorial. Natural

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Consumption of Garlic, Coriander, and a Combination of the Two Improved the Lipid Profiles of Patients with Hyperlipidemia

Hyperlipidemia is a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The retention of lipid-containing compounds such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in coronary arteries results in decreased blood flow to the heart. High-energy diets low in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and the lack of physical activities have attributed to an increase in CVD. Nutraceuticals such as garlic (Allium sativum, Amaryllidaceae) and

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Meta-analysis Shows Garlic Supplements Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure in Patients with Hypertension, Stimulating the Immune System, and Reducing Serum Cholesterol

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death worldwide. High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the strongest risk factors for cardiovascular illnesses, but antihypertensive medications have been associated with a wide range of side effects. High levels of serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol also are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Statins are commonly used to

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The Hidden Power of Daffodils in the Fight Against Cancer…

New research published in the journal Structure has found that a natural extract from daffodils has cancer-killing properties. It lays out the molecular mechanism by which the extract could trigger cancer cell death. You may not be able to tell by looking at them, but daffodils could have the power to destroy cancer, according to new research. The new research, led by

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