In a randomised study, 210 patients who were Helicobacter pylori (HP) positive in biopsy were assigned to seven treatment groups (each group consisting of 30 patients). Group I was given standard eradication treatment (lansaprasol 30 mg bid, clarithromycin 500 mg bid, amoxicillin 1 g bid for 14 days). Group II received Ascorbic acid (AA) 1000 mg/day in addition to the standard treatment. Group III received only AA 1000 mg/day for 14 days. Group IV was treated with standard regiment plus 120 mg/day Beta-carotene (BC). Group V was given only BC 120 mg/day for 14 days. Group VI was given standard regiment and allicin 4200 micrograms/day. Group VII received only Allicin 1200 micrograms/day for 14 days. The eradication was achieved in 20 (66.6%) in Group I, 15 (50%) in Group II, 3 (10%) in Group III, 15 (50%) in Group IV, 0 (0%) in Group V, 27 (90%) in Group VI and 7 (23.3%) in Group VII. Allicin seemed to be a potentially effective agent for HP eradication but ascorbic acid and beta caroten were found to be ineffective (3).
Garlic bulb at 0.5-12 grams per day is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve the symptoms associated with upper respiratory tract infections and catarrhal conditions, used in Herbal Medicine to help reduce elevated blood lipid levels/hyperlipidaemia in adults and to help maintain cardiovascular health in adults (4). In a single-blind, placebo controlled study, lipid profiles of 150 hyperlipidemic were checked at the same conditions. They were divided into three equal groups randomly and they were given enteric-coated garlic powder tablet (equal to 400 mg garlic, 1 mg allicin) twice daily, anethum tablet (650 mg) twice daily, and placebo tablet for 6 weeks. In the garlic group, total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol decreased significantly while HDL-cholesterol increased significantly (5).
The objective of a study was to determine whether cinnamon improves blood glucose, triglyceride, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol levels. A total of 60 people were divided randomly into six groups. Groups 1, 2, and 3 consumed 1, 3, or 6 g of cinnamon daily, respectively, and groups 4, 5, and 6 were given placebo capsules corresponding to the number of capsules consumed for the three levels of cinnamon. The cinnamon was consumed for 40 days followed by a 20-day washout period. After 40 days, all three levels of cinnamon reduced the mean fasting serum glucose, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels. The results of this study demonstrate that intake of 1, 3, or 6 g of cinnamon per day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol (6).
Combination of standardized extracts of garlic and cinnamon in vegetable capsules
- Used in Herbal Medicine to help maintain cardiovascular health in adults (1)
Garlic (Allium sativum) Clove Std. Extract (1% Allicin): 500 mg
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) Bark Oil Std. Extract (20% Cinnamaldehyde): 200mg
Adults: Take one capsule two times daily with meals, or as recommended by your health care practitioner.
Hypromellose, silica, magnesium stearate
Tamper-resistant package. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken. Store in a cool, dry place.