What are the differences between allicin and garlic oil?

- Sep 03, 2020-

Garlic is a common condiment, it is very popular among northerners. In addition to the catering industry, it also has a good performance in the pharmaceutical field. Through plant extraction technology, allicin and garlic oil can be obtained from them, through research, it is found that the two have different pharmacological effects. So, what are the differences between Garlicin and garlic oil?

1. Physical properties:

a. Garlicin: light yellow powder or light yellow oily liquid, it generally has a strong smell. The boiling point is 80-85°C (0.2kPa), the relative density is 1.112 (20/4°C), and the refractive index is 1.561. Soluble in ethanol, chloroform or ether.

b. Allicin oil: light yellow liquid with strong garlic smell, insoluble in water, partially soluble in ethanol.

2.Main ingredients:

a. Garlic powder: it is a volatile oil extracted from the bulbous bulbs of garlic. It is a mixture of diallyl trisulfide, diallyl disulfide, and methallyl disulfide.

b. Garlic oil: The main components are allyl propyl disulfide, diallyl disulfide, diallyl trisulfide, allicin, etc.

Garlic Extract


a. Garlic powder: supercritical CO2 fluid extraction technology

b. Garlic oil: steam distillation, solvent extraction, supercritical extraction, ultrasonic, microwave assisted extraction, etc.


a. Garlic Extract: It can activate cells, promote energy production, increase disease antibacterial ability, reduce fat and blood pressure, lower blood sugar, prevent cancer, and regulate the stomach. In the breeding industry, it is suitable for all age groups of livestock, poultry, freshwater and marine fish, shrimp, crabs, turtles and other special animals.

b. Garlic oil: reduce cholesterol and blood fat, enhance blood vessel elasticity, reduce platelet aggregation and promote blood circulation, prevent blood clots, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases; prevent colds, and apply to fever, pain relief, cough, sore throat and nasal congestion and other cold symptoms .

The above is the difference between Garlic Extract and garlic oil, but in fact, from the medical point of view, there are many similarities.

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