Garlic Blasts Worst Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

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  1. lenasvn

    lenasvn New Member

    Garlic Blasts Worst
    Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
    Crush garlic 20 minutes before eating it...
    This creates more beneficial chemical compounds

    CHICAGO (UPI) - Microbiology researchers said Wednesday the active ingredient in garlic combats two of the nastiest antibiotic resistant microbes faced by doctors and patients.

    The ingredient, a substance know as allicin, has been found effective in killing off methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- a microbe that has been especially troubling in skin and soft tissue wounds -- and in inhibiting growth of vancomycin-resistant enterococci, an intestinal bacteria that causes considerable illness and deaths in hospital settings.

    "Allicin simply blows enormous holes through MRSA,' said Ronald Cutler, senior lecturer in microbiology at the University of East London, England. He has formulated allicin into skin products such as creams and soaps and has achieved success in destroying the microbes in laboratory tests.

    He said he also tested the cream on healthy volunteers -- including himself -- and "we have found absolutely no adverse reactions."

    Cutler, and his commercial venture Allicin International Ltd., are beginning human testing with the allicin cream on patients with stubborn skin infections caused by MRSA.

    "What happens in a test tube may not occur when it is used in humans," cautioned Dr. Jaya Prakash, chairperson of the department of pathology, microbiology and public health at National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Ill.

    Prakash is experimenting with allicin in thwarting VRE.

    "We have shown that we can inhibit the growth of these bacteria with allicin. Some of the isolates are more stubborn than others," she said, but at 150 micrograms of allicin the bacteria cannot proliferate.

    She said humans can ingest about 25 grams a day of garlic without ill effects, and that much garlic contains about 15 milligrams of allicin -- about 100 times more than what she used to control VRE.

    Methicillin and vancomycin both are powerful antibiotics that for many years were considered among the last medical defenses against vicious microbes such as S. aureus. In recent years, however, both S. aureus and enterococci have developed mutations that allow the bugs to escape the killing power of these antibiotics. Both organisms are multi-drug resistant.

    The studies were presented at the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a meeting sponsored by the American Society of Microbiology in Chicago.

    In Prakash's study, allicin was tested against two normal strains of Enterococci fecalis and 24 vancomycin-resistant strains of E. fecalis. The allicin concentrations stopped growth of the microbes within four hours.

    Cutler said concentrations of allicin at levels of 32 parts per million in a liquid or cream formulation were sufficient to inhibit MRSA. The cream he tested on himself contained 500 parts per million of allicin.

    Prakash said that before calling the substance "Allicin Wonderdrug" a lot of clinical testing still must be accomplished.

  2. spacee

    spacee Member

    The great side effect of eating the garlic is that people won't come near you and catch the MRSA while you are recupperating!!

    Seriously, this is great to hear. My sis worked in a hospital lab and I have heard her talk about this terrible germ.

    In fact,too, my sis in law who works in admitting in a childrens hospital got an infection of it on the skin of her arm.

    Thanks for posting this information!!

  3. sleepyinlalaland

    sleepyinlalaland New Member

    with garlic (allicin specifically).

    A couple years ago I had an itchy outbreak of bumps and sores on my chest and stomach. After ruling out flea bites (which they were initially similar to), they were diagnosed as MRSA.

    I took the prescribed dose of Clyndamicin (sp?) and at the end of that round my sores were still spreading and getting worse. I had a big welt of cellulitis (infection under the skin) developing on back of shoulders and even had a slight fever. I was very concerned, because I knew how fast more serious trouble could have developed and since I couldn't see my doctor (it was a Saturday) and I REALLY didn't want to go to E.R., I decided to try a remedy I'd researched on the net.

    I had some capsules of concentrated allicin which is most potent component of garlic. I "melted" them in water, then applied the aromatic goo directly to my "hot spots". By that evening they no longer hurt (they had been quite painful), and by the next day I knew the worst was over.

    So, that may not be scientific proof, but it sure seemed a fortunate coincidence for me! Worth trying for sure.
  4. Slayadragon

    Slayadragon New Member

    For those of you who live near a Cracker Barrel, they make a very nice pickled garlic clove. A large jar at a reasonable price, too.
  5. s--raquel

    s--raquel New Member

    I have been fighting one urinary track infection for almost 2 years...Specialist says I have chronic inflamed
    polyps on my urinary tract...causes all kinds of pain and
    burning....I've been on 3 different antibiotics and am
    currently on a 3 month maintenance prescription with my 4th!
    I'm gonna try the garlic...

    Thanks for the Post!!!!
    "Warm Fuzzies to YOU!!"
  6. kbak

    kbak Member

    I'm a big garlic believer! One thing to mention tho for those that don't know, garlic has to be crushed or chopped to release the allison, the medicinal part of the garlic.

    It's always nice to know that science backs up these natural remedies.

  7. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    Don't heat or cook it!!!!!!!

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