Using the GC-MS technique, researchers from the Department of Chemistry at Van Lang University (Vietnam) identified different active substances present in garlic essential oil.

The study demonstrates that up to 17 organosulfur compounds can strongly interact with the amino acids of the ACE2 protein and PDB6LU7, the main protease of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The strongest antiviral activity was presented by allyl disulfide and allyl trisulfide, main sulfur compounds present in garlic essential oil (51.3%). The results suggest that garlic essential oil can contribute to prevent the invasion of the coronavirus in the human body. Correction to investigation into SARS-CoV-2 resistance of compounds in garlic essential oil. Phuong T et al. (2020) ACS Omega. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.0c02641.

Bui Thi Phuong Thuy, Tran Thi Ai My, Nguyen Thi Thanh Hai, Le Trung Hieu, Tran Thai Hoa, Huynh Thi Phuong Loan, Nguyen Thanh Triet, Tran Thi Van Anh, Phan Tu Quy, Pham Van Tat, Nguyen Van Hue, Duong Tuan Quang, Nguyen Tien Trung, Vo Thanh Tung, Lam K. Huynh, y Nguyen Thi Ai Nhung

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