Garlic is known as an ancient symbol of protection, but is also a powerful antibiotic found in your own kitchen. A common problem for women, bacterial vaginosis, can be be treated with Metronidazole, which often makes women sick, but garlic is more effective. Garlic is also proving effective in battling infections that are resistant to antibiotics, especially for people with compromised immune systems. Even in ancient times, Pliny the elder suggested that garlic could treat things from cancer to the common cold.
- Ancient civilizations believed that Garlic has protective powers and this correlates well with scientific findings that Garlic has antibiotic and protective powers.
- An Iranian medical journal published some findings that suggest that Garlic was better than metronidazole, the drug of choice for treating women with bacterial vaginosis, in treatment.
- Researchers in an independent study has also found Garlic to be effective in treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria like E. coli and S. aureus.
“Enrolled women were randomly divided into two, with one group receiving a garlic tablet while the other being told to take metronidazole orally. Treatment for both groups lasted for seven days. Amsel’s criteria and Gram stain were assessed seven to 10 days prior to treatment and after the experiment period.”