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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 103416, 8 pages
Research Article

Allium sativum L. Improves Visual Memory and Attention in Healthy Human Volunteers

1Department of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
2Department of Pharmacy, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali 3814, Bangladesh
3Department of Pharmacy, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh
4Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Received 29 April 2015; Revised 30 July 2015; Accepted 2 August 2015

Academic Editor: Angelo A. Izzo

Copyright © 2015 Sara Tasnim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Allium sativum L. (Garlic) was sliced into pieces and then crushed with a mortar and pestle to form a paste. The paste was dried under the sun and then reduced to a fine powder using a dry blender. Dried garlic powder (400mg) was then filled into empty capsules with the help of a small-scale capsule filling machine. The prepared capsules were then taken by healthy human volunteers for 5 weeks. The volunteers participated in 6 computerized neuropsychological tests of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) at the beginning and end of the 5 weeks study period. The results showed statistically significant variation in visual memory and attention while statistically non-significant variation was found in executive function.

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