Garlic and Pregnancy

Cut the complications of pregnancy naturally with garlic

New research shows that taking garlic during pregnancy can cut the risk of pre-eclampsia (raised blood pressure and protein retained in the urine). Studies reveal that garlic may help to boost the birth-weight of babies destined to be too small. The research was carried out by Dr D Sooranna, Ms J Hirani and Dr I Das in the Academic Department of Obstertrics & Gynaecology at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in London UK.


They concluded that although pre-eclampsia and growth retardation are complex multifactoral conditions, taking standardised garlic tablets (for further details please contact us) throughout pregnancy may decrease the chances of these types of complictions at birth. They focussed on growth retarded babies and pre-eclampsia, a potentially dangerous condition for mother and baby which occurs in about one in ten pregnancies. Experiments by the research team showed that adding extracts of garlic to cells from the placenta of women likely to suffer from these conditions was able to quickly stimulate growth. Furthermore, the activity of key enzemes that are reduced in the abnormal pregnancies were significantly increased when garlic was added.



For further information please e-mail or write for a free garlic fact pack

garlic@mistral.co.uk

The Garlic Information Centre,
Saberdene House, Church Rd,
Catsfield, Battle,
East Sussex,
TN33 9DP, UK

Tel: 0044 (0) 1424 892440
Fax: 0044 (0) 1424 892988



Back to the Garlic Information Center Home Page