Studies related to Mineral Bioaccumulation and Garlic

Comparison Of Therapeutic Effects Of Garlic And D-Penicillamine In Patients With Chronic Occupational Lead Poisoning

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Non-controlled trial
Trial Length 2-4 Weeks
Number of Subjects 117
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64
Notes for this study:
Supplementation of garlic conferring 1.2mg of allicin thrice daily to workers in a car battery plant was able to reduce symptoms of lead toxicity after four weeks, while the reference drug (D-penicillamine) failed to do so. Both D-penicillamine (24%) and garlic (19%) were equivalent in reducing lead accumulation in the blood.