Blood thinning for circulation and prevention of strokes, treatment of atherosclerosis (blood vessels narrowed by plaque), surgical uses.

The 6-MSITC of Wasabi has been found to inhibit platelet aggregation thus making it an effective anti-coagulant (Morimitsu et al. 2000, Morimitsu et al. 2002, Okamoto et al. 2014). These anti-coagulant properties could be used in the treatment of the elderly, and during surgery where preventing platelet aggregation is vital. Platelet aggregation is recognized to be a precipitating factor in cardiovascular diseases. 6-MSITC may inhibit platelet aggregation by a number of different mechanisms.

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