Anti-viral properties of garlic

There is a large unexploited bibliography about garlic therapeutic effects

Garlic: a review of potential therapeutic effects

« The few studies have reported that garlic extract showed in vitro activity against influenza A and B (Fenwick and Hanley, 1985 ▶), cytomegalovirus (Meng et al., 1993 ▶; Nai-Lan et al., 1993 ▶), rhinovirus, HIV, herpes simplex virus 1 (Tsai et al., 1985 ▶), herpes simplex virus 2 (Weber et al., 1992 ▶), viral pneumonia, and rotavirus. Allicin, diallyl trisulfide and ajoene have all been shown to be active (Hughes et al., 1989 ▶; Weber., 1992 ▶). »

The effect of Allium sativum (Garlic) extract on infectious bronchitis virus in specific pathogen free embryonic egg

« Conclusion:
The garlic extract had inhibitory effects on IBV in the chickens embryo. »

Antiviral Activity of Garlic Extract on Influenza Virus

« The concentration of 10µg/ml (EMCC) was found to inhibit virus growth to a large extent as was measured by reduction in HA titer and CPE induction. »
« For all three time periods of treatments, 1, 8 and 24h exposures, viral infectivity was
reduced »

Investigation into SARS-CoV-2 Resistance of Compounds in Garlic Essential Oil
« This study proposes a potential approach to the use of natural essential oils, in general, and garlic essential oil, in particular, to tackle the current pandemic SARS-CoV-2. The compounds in the garlic essential oil inhibit the ACE2 protein, leading the virus to lose the host receptor and attacking the PDB6LU7 protein—the main protease of SARS-CoV-2—at the same time. This prevents protein maturation of the virus and the spread of infection »

Since March 2020, these authors have investigated Garlic effect on Covid-19
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Because plants are cheap and available everywhere, few private laboratories want to experiment their effects, on the reverse side, millions of $ are spend to promote industrial chemistry.

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