ajoene


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ajoene

An unsaturated disulfide found in garlic (Allium sativa) oil, which is formed from allicin in a 4:1 ratio.
Properties linked to ajoene Antioxidant, antithrombotic, antiplatelet activity, cholesterol reduction, and reduced risk of heart attack and strokes. It is said to have broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. It inhibits tumour growth, acting on the microtubule cytoskeleton, and has antileukaemic properties.
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The compound ajoene has been created in a laboratory for the first time, raising hopes it could now be manufactured at low cost and on a large scale.
Ajoene restored behavioral patterns and liver glutathione level in morphine treated C57BL6 mice.
Its cancer-fighting properties come from ajoene and allicin, which naturally constrict and bind cancer cells.
The antimicrobial effect of garlic is attributed primarily to organosulfur compounds, such as allicin, [6,7] ajoene [8] and diallyl sulphides.
It has been documented that garlic possesses many bioactive compounds, such as alliin, allicin, allylsulfides, ajoene, and 1,2-vinyldithiin, which account for many health benefits such as anticancer, antithrombotic, antiinflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, cardioprotective, and immune-modulatory activities [11].
Likewise, vinyldithiins, S-allylcysteine, ajoene, S-1prpenylcysteine, and S-allylmercaptocysteine are important constituents of garlic powder, oil, and extracts [157, 158].
Ajoene, a sulphurous compound found in the pungent veg, has been identified as a weapon against bacteria.
In this time, the researchers have demonstrated that the sulphurous compound ajoene, which is found in garlic, is able to inhibit bacteria.
Ajoene, an active sulphurous compound found in the pungent vegetable, when combined with antibiotics helps break down a bacteria's defenses.
Plants have several major components, including allicin, ajoene, thymol, and carvacrol, that have many biological activities e.g., antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antiseptic activities (Lee and Ahn, 1998) and the use of these material or the whole plant extract as food additives can decrease the number of intestinal pathogens (Pelicano et al., 2005).
Apitz-Castro, "Selective in vitro protection of SIVagm-induced cytolysis by ajoene, [(E)(Z)-4,5,9- trithiadodeca-1,6, 11-triene-9 oxide]," Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, vol.