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Mechanism of Action of Topical Garlic on Wound Healing.

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Summary of "Mechanism of Action of Topical Garlic on Wound Healing."

Allicin, the active component of garlic, has been shown to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Garlic has also been used historically by many cultures to heal wounds. Several animal studies have shown that garlic extracts increase the rate of wound healing and decrease the rate of infection.

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Name: Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]
ISSN: 1524-4725
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