Garlic is beneficial in fatty liver : Results of a meta analysis
2 mins read

Garlic is beneficial in fatty liver : Results of a meta analysis

Garlic is a plant of the onion family, grown for its cooking properties and health effects.
It is high in a sulphur compound called Allicin, which is believed to bring most of the health benefits including its antioxidant properties.

Health benefits

Garlic is low in calories and very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Manganese. It also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients.

High doses of garlic appear to improve blood pressure in those with known high blood sugar , supplementation can be as effective as regular medication.
Garlic supplementation seems to reduce total and LDL cholesterol, particularly in those who have high cholesterol. HDL cholesterol and triglycerides do not seem to be affected.
This makes garlic excellent for prevention of heart disease and helping in fatty liver disease

The results of a meta-analysis demonstrates that garlic supplementation had a positive effect on hepatic steatosis, liver enzyme levels, and metabolic profile of patients with NAFLD. .(1)


Daily dose of 600 to 1200mg is enough which means 1 to 2 cloves of Garlic daily
It should be crushed and allowed to stay for few minutes as that releases Hydrogen sulphide, known to activate it s active ingredients.
It can be taken with Bread as a paste or with yogurt or simply use during cooking
Raw ingestion of Garlic may cause stomach upset in some people so be careful.

References :-

  1. Rastkar M, Nikniaz L, Abbasalizad Farhangi M, Nikniaz Z. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of garlic in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2022 Dec;41(6):548-557. doi: 10.1007/s12664-022-01287-8. Epub 2022 Dec 28. PMID: 36576698.
    2. Nantz MP, Rowe CA, Muller CE, et al.  Supplementation with aged garlic extract improves both NK and ??-T cell function and reduces the severity of cold and flu symptoms: a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled nutrition intervention. Clin Nutr.2012 Jun;31(3):337- 44
    3. Ried K, Frank OR, Stocks NP. Aged garlic extract lowers blood pressure in patients with treated but uncontrolled hypertension: a randomised controlled trial. Maturitas. 2010 Oct;67(2):144-50

Join the mailing list!

Get the latest articles delivered right to your inbox!