Archive for the ‘Immune system’ Category

Raw garlic and the immune system

July 4, 2007

Dr. Osama Kandil of the Akbar Clinic and Research Institute at Panama City, Florida, reported at the annual meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, that eating raw garlic increased the body’s natural killer cell activity, enabling the body to more effectively fight off disease. Kyolic capsules, which provide an odor-free way of taking garlic, increased natural killer cell activity by 156 percent, while the raw garlic enhanced killer activity 140 percent.

The volunteers in the group were given 0.5 g/kg of body weight of raw garlic on a daily basis for three weeks and the volunteers who took Kyolic took a daily dose of 1,800 mg. (Internal Medicine News 20(12)49, June 15-30, 1987)

Copyright 1987 Phylis Austin