Garlic--Nature's Antibiotic

 

 

In the years before antibiotics were discovered garlic was used by many as a natural antibiotic. In fact, it has been called "the poor man's penicillin".

Today, scientists are finding out that the old wive's tales of garlic are true.

Antibiotics have been prescribed and overused over the last 50 years and bacteria is becoming resistant to all but the most potent of drugs.

Methicillin and vancomycin are both powerful antibiotics that were effective on MRSA, a serious hospital acquired infection. But both antibiotics are now becoming less effective than they were.

Scientists at the University of East London, England, have discovered that allicin, the healing component of garlic, destroys MRSA bacteria in a very short time.

Sources:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-10-01-germs-bugs_x.htm

http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/health/garlichealth.htm

http://naturalhealthnews.blogspot.com/2006/10/go-get-your-garlic.html

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
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