Garlic Kills Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria



Hospital acquired infections are becoming more and more prevalent due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics.

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a microbe that infects skin and soft tissue wounds and causes intestinal illness and even death in hospitals. The microbe, defeated by two modern day antibiotics, Methicillin and vancomycin, has become resistant to those drugs.

Researchers have found that in some cases the bacteria cannot grow when allicin, the substance in garlic, is present.


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