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Iko...would you like me to move the original garlic thread here ?
Iko, one curious thing. At the end of your posts, you write "Ikod"Why the "d" at the end? 
Hmm. I've just read it. But why is it anything to do with Cod Liver Oil? I'm not sure what Cod Liver Oil contains, but something to do with ikod? 
OK! It's just that your name reminds me of an ipod. 
Quote from: neilep on 13/04/2007 23:28:51Iko...would you like me to move the original garlic thread here ?Thanks me friendos,I just moved reports and abstracts here,leaving the entertaining "bagna cauda"sort of thing down there in Guest Book.I meant to keep it more scientific here.ikod
Brilliant stuff here. I don't doubt the efficacy of the Science. However a question comes to mind - what dosage of allicin is needed for those miraculous antibacterial or anti-cancer effects? And, how many tablets of garlic available from the chemists does that correspond to? i think what I am saying is about the transfer of in vitro science to in vivo studies and the amount of allicin in commercially available garlic tablets from the supermarket.
I'm not trying to pressure you ikoD, I just wondered if we would receive enough allicin from taking garlic supplements on a daily basis. Thank you for posting real data and that is very valuable to make a balanced judgement. Keep on posting because this stuff really interests me.Of course if I start to take on garlic treatment I will take full responsibility for it. I think we have to consider the active ingredient allicin in the garlic pills and they probably differ depending on the method of preparation. I will have to get off my backside and do my own research.Thanks for your answer
Iko, I enjoyed reading about garlic and having used it for many years to combat bugs anti mosquito replant, de worming, and de fleeing dogs along with many other uses it does make one think why nothing has been done to test this amazing vegetable further. The use as an affective wart treatment suggests it’s antifungal and antiviral properties may be far reaching.I love to eat wild garlic flowers and stems while walking my dogs that aromatic smell fills the whole of the woodland, and the dogs are partial to the odd mouthful also. I very often push a clove of garlic into the flowerbeds, this helps to get rid of pesky critters and provides me with a free source of garlic JAndrew
What is the best brand of garlic to get that doesn't taste and make you burp garlic?
Curcumin as "Curecumin": From kitchen to clinic.Goel A, Kunnumakkara AB, Aggarwal BB.Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Laboratory, Department of Internal Medicine, Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center and Baylor Research Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States.Although turmeric (Curcuma longa; an Indian spice) has been described in Ayurveda, as a treatment for inflammatory diseases and is referred by different names in different cultures, the active principle called curcumin or diferuloylmethane, a yellow pigment present in turmeric (curry powder) has been shown to exhibit numerous activities. Extensive research over the last half century has revealed several important functions of curcumin. It binds to a variety of proteins and inhibits the activity of various kinases. By modulating the activation of various transcription factors, curcumin regulates the expression of inflammatory enzymes, cytokines, adhesion molecules, and cell survival proteins. Curcumin also downregulates cyclin D1, cyclin E and MDM2; and upregulates p21, p27, and p53. Various preclinical cell culture and animal studies suggest that curcumin has potential as an antiproliferative, anti-invasive, and antiangiogenic agent; as a mediator of chemoresistance and radioresistance; as a chemopreventive agent; and as a therapeutic agent in wound healing, diabetes, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, and arthritis. Pilot phase I clinical trials have shown curcumin to be safe even when consumed at a daily dose of 12g for 3 months. Other clinical trials suggest a potential therapeutic role for curcumin in diseases such as familial adenomatous polyposis, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, hypercholesteremia, atherosclerosis, pancreatitis, psoriasis, chronic anterior uveitis and arthritis. Thus, curcumin, a spice once relegated to the kitchen shelf, has moved into the clinic and may prove to be "Curecumin".Biochem Pharmacol. 2007 Aug 19;
High-Garlic Diet Can Help Heart Performance And Chances Of Avoiding CancerMonday October 22, 2007CityNews.ca StaffSure it can make your breath smell like something awful, but scientific research suggests a healthy daily helping of garlic can go do a lot when it comes to helping your health.The foremost effects are on the heart, where garlic boosts the body's supply of hydrogen sulfide, which protects one of the most important organs. "Garlic actually relaxes blood cells, so the vessels and the blood cells become more plastic and more elastic," said Jennifer Sygo, a registered dietician with the Cleveland Clinic.But it's not just good for the heart. A garlic-rich diet can protect against breast, prostate and colon cancer, medical experts suggest.The bad news is that in order to get the full health benefits should be eaten raw, but if you or others can't stand the smell on your breath, the second best way is to crush it before cooking, which releases the food's healthy compounds.Unfortunately though, when it comes to garlic, a little doesn't go a long way. Experts suggest a total of two cloves a day are needed to make noticeable improvements in one's diet, a smelly sacrifice not many are willing to make.more from: http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_15994.aspx
WOW!! That is really good news in that study and do you think it will become a treatment? How many more studies do they have to use to impact the medical treatment as far as becoming a viable recommended treatment?