Abstract Title:

Effect of garlic essential oil in 97 patients hospitalized with covid-19: A multi-center experience.

Abstract Source:

Pak J Pharm Sci. 2022 Jul ;35(4):1077-1082. PMID: 36008904

Abstract Author(s):

Yaling Wang, Yanming Wu, Ping Fu, Hongfen Zhou, Xiaochun Guo, Chuanwu Zhu, Yifeng Tu, Jianfei Wang, Huiling Li, Zutao Chen

Article Affiliation:

Yaling Wang


To observe the synergistic effect of garlic essential oil in patients with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in addition to the routine treatment, we used garlic essential oil in COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms and compared their results to those of patients who did not receive the essential oil. We conducted a quasi-experimental study with COVID-19 patients from 3 hospitals. In the experimental group, 97 patients received garlic essential oil combined with conventional treatment. In the control group, 100 patients received only the conventional treatment for COVID-19. The effectiveness and safety of the garlic essential oil were assessed. Compared to the control group, the group receiving garlic essential oil showed a shorter duration of symptoms, shorter time to negative nucleic acid testing (NAT) results and shorter time to improvement on the computed tomography (CT). In the same period, the experimental group showed an increase in the rate of the disappearance of symptoms and the improvement rates of NAT and CT. Due to its effectiveness and safety in patients with COVID-19, garlic essential oil is recommended as a preventive measure or a supportive therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study Type : Human Study

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