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Garlic (food supplement) for prevention of Common Cold in healthy Adults

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  • Prevention with garlic supplement (Allicin tablets). Only 1 valid study conducted, with 146 adults. More research is needed, to determine benefits and risks. May prevent Common Cold occurrences. Side effects seem minor.



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Unknown impact. Only 1 study, with only 146 participants and a questionable blinding of participants (due to garlic smell when burping). More research needed.

About Garlic (food supplement)

Allicin (garlic) tablets

  • Target Population:

    healthy Adults, 16 to 65 years old

  • Dosage:

     Daily tablet with 180 mg of allicin (garlic)

  • Goal:

    Prevention of Common Cold symptoms

Research Summary

  • Poorly tested
  • 1 Clinical Studies
  • 146 Adults Tested
  • Unclear
  • Benefits:

    Unclear impact, more research is needed. Based on only one trial, may prevent occurrences of the Common Cold, but not the duration of Common Cold occurrences.

  • Probably safe
  • Risks:

    Unclear, more research is needed. Side effects include odor and a skin rash, according to the same single study.

Common Cold Overview

  • Medical problem:

    Common Cold (symptoms caused by viral infection of the upper respiratory system).

  • Symptoms and signs:

    Cough, general discomfort, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose and weakness.

  • Complications:

    Bacterial infections: lung infection, middle ear infection, strep throat, sinus infection.

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Brand Names

Garlic tablet (supplement)

  • Allimax
  • Alliforce
  • AlliTru
  • Alli-C

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Garlic (scientific name Allium sativum) is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion. With a history of several thousand years of human consumption and use, garlic is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran, and has long been a common seasoning worldwide. It was known to Ancient Egyptians, and has been used both as a food flavoring and as a traditional medicine. (source)
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