Garlic - Studies Show Helpful in Preventing Blood Clots
reports show that odorless
Garlic Powder/Garlic Oil
demonstrates antithrombotic activities. An antithrombotic agent is a
substance that reduces blood clot formation.
In human studies, a positive response to garlic has been observed. Bordia
(1978) first showed the dose-dependent inhibition of platelet aggregation
by garlic. Raw garlic, garlic oil and other extracts of garlic have been
shown to inhibit platelet aggregation invitro induced by ADP,
collagen, arachidonate, epinephrine and calcium ionophore.
Chronic intake of
Garlic Powder/Garlic Oil
also inhibits platelet aggregation. Single-dose of garlic has also been
shown to inhibit platelet aggregation. Get garlic into your diet and take
There are two major parts to the blood clotting system: Fibrin and
Platelet. Garlic can impact them both. Eating garlic, especially when raw
is part of a healthy Paleo diet. Some benefits of garlic are lost when it
is cooked, but the clot-buster benefit remains.
are another excellent way to harness the power of garlic.
American Academy of Family Physicians
recommend that people stop taking high doses of garlic 7 to 10 days before
a planned surgery because of its antithrombotic properties.
Garlic's use dates back thousands of years as both a traditional medicine
and a seasoning. Traditionally, garlic has been an integral part of the
Mediterranean diet and many Asian cuisines.
Garlic supplements are marketed to lower cholesterol, as well as fight
cancer, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and
infections, including the common cold.*
Lab and animal studies suggest that garlic (or compounds from it) has a
range of benefits. For example, it keeps blood platelets from sticking
together, which reduces the risk of blood clots, and may have anti-cancer,
anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering effects.*
Here are some studies:
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