HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF LEAD POISONING AND THERAPEUTIC APPROACH OF GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM) AGAINST VARIOUS HUMAN ALIMENTSAbstract
Lead comes in a category of toxic heavy metal which acts as a pollutant when present in high concentration in the environment and cause severe effects on the human body. Due to its continuous use its level increases and serves as a serious threat for the society. Lungs and skin are the first organs which get affected by Lead toxicity. Lungs are the most important and sensitive part of human therefore the toxic effects of lead toxicity on lungs cause severe damage. Garlic (Allium sativum) with medicinal properties is being used for various human ailments since ancient times. Due to its anti-cancerous, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, antioxidant activities helps in reducing the lead toxicity in the lungs as well. Garlic is rich in many components such as sulphur compounds, amino acids, vitamins, protein, trace elements thereby making it a potent therapeutic agent. Since, the therapeutic properties of garlic has not been considered up to its best possible level against heavy metal toxicity therefore, this article presents the toxicity of Lead on lungs and medicinal properties of Garlic.
Veena Sharma * and Surabhi Gupta
Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith, Tonk, Rajasthan, India.
27 March 2023
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