Who Knew? Garlic May Have Antibiotic Properties

Who Knew? Garlic May Have Antibiotic Properties

Stephanie Barlow
May 2, 2012

I'm all for natural remedies; however, when faced with a bout of sickness, the last thing I think of is garlic. However, new research suggests that garlic, the humble cloves sitting in your cupboard, could be very effective at fighting bacterium that cause food-borne illness.

Now, this research—conducted by scientists from Washington State University and recently published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy—doesn't mean you should go rub garlic all over your food just yet. (I only recommend that if it results in deliciousness.) The research is still in the development stage, but it's an interesting thought!

Read more: Garlic compound fights source of food-borne illness better than antibiotics at EurekAlert

Related: What To Do If You Get a Food-Borne Illness

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