EUROMED garlic extract is an oily herbal extract of Allium sativum L. bulb, a small perennial plant cultivated in Spain.
Garlic medicinal effects are primarily due to allicin and its transformation products. This compound is a transformation
product from alliin (S-allyl-L-(+)-cysteine sulfoxide), a chief constituent of fresh undamaged garlic which is degraded by
the enzyme allinase (S-alkyl-L-(+)-cysteine lyase) when the tissues are cut or bruised.
Other compounds found in garlic bulbs are carbohydrates(fructans) and saponins (furostanol glycosides: sativin, proto-erubin B, and more).
Extracts of garlic are used in the treatment of elevated blood lipid levels insufficiently influenced by diet, in the improvement
of the circulation in peripheral arterial vascular disease and to prevent the age-dependent vascular changes. Garlic extracts
also have antibacterial and antimycotinc properties, inhibit platelet aggregation, prolong bleeding and clotting time and
en hance fibrinolytic activity.
Contraindications, interactions and side-effects
Garlic extract is generally well tolerated. No health hazards or side-effects are known with the proper administration of
designated therapeutic dosages. In exceptional cases gastrointestinal irritation or allergic reactions may occur.
There are no known interactions with other drugs. There are no objections to use during pregnancy and lactation.
To-date acute cases of garlic extract poisoning have not been reported.