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Allicin is an organosulfur compound obtained from garlic, a species in the family Alliaceae. It was first isolated and studied in the laboratory by Chester J. Cavallito and John Hays Bailey in 1944. When fresh garlic is chopped or crushed, the enzyme alliinase converts alliin into allicin, which is responsible for the aroma of fresh garlic. The allicin generated is very unstable and quickly changes into a series of other sulfur containing compounds such as diallyl disulfide. It exhibits antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiprotozoal activity. Allicin is garlic's defense mechanism against attacks by pests.

  • also known as Alicin

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Google previewThe Complete Book of Enzyme Therapy (1999)

by Anthony J. Cichoke

But the end product, allicin, is a strong oxidant and in humans may cause undesirable effects such as skin irritation, and if taken internally, can cause stomach disorders and hemolytic anemia. Allicin is a highly unstable and transient ...

Google previewBodybuilding for Weight Loss (2016)

"Facts" About Weight Loss Through Body Building That You Did Not Know About by James Eaton

Allicin is a component in the garlic which helps the body flush the fat content from it thus reducing weight. Besides the addictive flavor, another reason to consume garlic is that it helps in maintaining a healthy blood pressure. Tomatoes are, as ...

Google previewNatural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats (2010)

Your A-Z Guide to Over 200 Conditions, Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements by Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M.

Since allicin is an unstable compound that is easily destroyed. fresh garlic or products with an identified allicin potential should be used When garlic is chosen for treating infections. (Because it is hard to know if a prepared formula has the ...

Google previewApplied Plant Cell Biology (2014)

Cellular Tools and Approaches for Plant Biotechnology by Peter Nick, Zdeněk Opatrny

Allicin. Allicin is one of the active compounds in garlic, Allium sativum (Cavallito et al. 1944). Allicin is a potent MT-disrupting reagent that interferes with tubulin polymerization by reacting with tubulin SH groups (Prager-Khoutorsky et al. 2007 ).

Google previewPrescotts Microbiology (2016)

Biology, Microbiology by CTI Reviews

Allicin is an organosulfur compound obtained from garlic, a species in the family Alliaceae. It was first isolated and studied in the laboratory by Chester J. Cavallito and John Hays Bailey in 1944. This colorless liquid has a distinctively pungent ...

Google previewHealing the Vegan Way (2016)

Plant-Based Eating for Optimal Health and Wellness by Mark Reinfeld

Allicin is a sulfur compound known for its ability to reduce the secretion of inflammatory factors so as to reduce pain and curb infections. Quercetin prevents immune cells from releasing histamines, which are chemicals that cause allergic ...

Google previewOperational Organic Chemistry, A Problem-Solving Approach to the Laboratory Course (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Allicin: Allicin is an organosulfur compound obtained from garlic, a species in the family Alliaceae.Itwasfirst isolated and studied in the laboratory by Chester J. Cavallito and John Hays Bailey in 1944. This colorless liquid has a distinctively ...

Google previewMicrobiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Allicin is an organosulfur compound obtained from garlic, a species ...

Google previewThe Tao of Chemistry and Life (2009)

A Scientific Journey by Eugene H. Cordes

Allicin is a disulfide. Finally, allicin is converted to a molecule largely responsible for “garlic breath”— dipropenyl disulfide: SS However, the most interesting molecule is ajoene, which is derived from garlic when it is cooked, particularly under ...

Google previewFennema's Food Chemistry (2016)

Medicine, Nutrition by CTI Reviews

Allicin is an organosulfur compound obtained from garlic, a species in the family Alliaceae. It was first isolated and studied in the laboratory by Chester J. Cavallito and John Hays Bailey in 1944. This colorless liquid has a distinctively pungent ...

Google previewWylde on Health (2012)

Your Best Choices in the World of Natural Health by Bryce Wylde

Allicin is an oily, unstable substance that quickly decomposes, especially at high concentrations. It's important to look for a dried, stabilized extract formulation. Cinnamon Cinnamon has been used as a spice in several cultures for centuries.

Google previewHerbal Horse Health (2014)

by Hetty Tapper

Allicin prevents hypertension by causing the constricted blood vessels to relax. It prevents damage to the blood vessels and is only released from the clove when crushed or bruised. Allicin is a short lived substance formed by crushing fresh ...

Google previewGet Healthy Now! (2011)

A Complete Guide to Prevention, Treatment, and Healthy Living by Gary Null

Allicin is a powerful inhibitor of bacterial growth with an extremely broad spectrum; hundreds of studies have confirmed its effectiveness over as many as 72 separate infectious agents. Not only does garlic directly attack microbes, but it also ...

Google previewGarlic, Wine, and Olive Oil (2000)

Historical Anecdotes and Recipes by Thomas Pellechia

Allicin is a natural chemical reaction that occurs when two chemicals found in garlic — alliin and allinase — are blended by crushing or cutting a garlic clove. In the 1970s Japanese scientists found that when mixed with garlic, vitamin B1 ...

Google previewOrganic Chemistry, Fourth Edition (2003)

Structure and Function by K. Peter C. Vollhardt, Neil E. Schore

For example, allicin is a powerful antibacterial agent. Before modern antibiotics became available, garlic preparations were used in the treatment of typhus, cholera, dysen- tery, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2005)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph E. Pizzorno, Lara Pizzorno

sulfur-containing compounds allicin, diallyl disulfide, diallyl trisulfide, and others. Additional constituents of garlic include other sulfur-containing compounds; high concentrations of trace minerals, particularly selenium and germanium; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dietary Supplements (Print) (2004)

by Paul M. Coates, M. Coates Paul, Marc Blackman, Marc R. Blackman, Gordon M. Cragg, Mark Levine, Jeffrey D. White, Joel Moss, Mark A. Levine

to produce allicin (thio-2-propene-1- sulfinic acid S-allyl ester). Since allicin is relatively unstable, it further decomposes ...

Google previewRodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs (1998)

by Claire Kowalchik, William H. Hylton

Called allicin, its antibacterial action is equivalent to that of 1 percent penicillin. Allicin forms in the garlic when the cloves are crushed and a parent substance, alliin, meets up with an enzyme, allinase. The result is that potent smell and some ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (2016)

by Andrew Chevallier

Key Constituents □ Volatile oil (alliin, alliinase, allicin) □ Scordinins □ Selenium □ Vitamins A, B, C, and E Key Actions □ Antibiotic □ Expectorant □ Increases sweating □ Lowers blood pressure □ Reduces blood clotting □ Anti-diabetic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Diet Fads: Understanding Science and Society, 2nd Edition (2014)

Understanding Science and Society by Marjolijn Bijlefeld, Sharon K. Zoumbaris

Even white vegetables—onions and garlic—contain an important phytochemical called allicin. Allicin has been linked to lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as provide a boost to the body's infection-fighting ability. All vegetables in ...

Google previewRÖMPP Encyclopedia Natural Products, 1st Edition, 2000 (2014)

by Burkhard Fugmann, Susanne Lang-Fugmann, Wolfgang Steglich

Allicin is also active against yeast and fungi, garlic oil has recently been used in plant protection. Garlic's antimicrobial activity can be traced to enzyme inhibition: Allicin blocks the action of cysteine proteinases and alcohol dehydrogenases by ...

Google previewDictionary of Contact Allergens (2007)

by Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin, Christophe J. Coz

Allicin CAS Registry Number [539–86–6] Allicin is one of the major allergens in garlic (Allium sativum L.). It is responsible for the characteristic flavor of the bulbs, and has immunomodulating and antibacterial properties. Suggested Reading ...

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Video shows what allicin means. An organic compound, diallyl thiosulfinate, obtained from garlic, with a variety of medicinal and antibacterial properties.. Allicin ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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