Allicin treatment improved DSS-induced colitis in mice. (a–c) Mice were administered 2.5% DSS in drinking water for seven days, and the next day, the mice were sacrificed. Allicin was administered orally from days 1 to 7. (a) The body weight loss observed in the DSS group was improved by allicin treatment. (b) Colon length. (c) Spleen weight. The values are expressed as the means ± S.D. In comparison of control versus DSS, DSS versus DSS + allicin. “” denotes a statistically significant difference at , and ns indicates a nonsignificant difference.