Do you like garlic in your food?

@scottw (417)
United States
November 27, 2006 5:26pm CST
I love the taste.
1 response
• India
27 Nov 06
Yup, I love Garlic!!! Of all garlic's reputed medicinal benefits, perhaps the most well known is its use as an antibiotic. There are even stories of garlic being used to ward off the plague. It's not known how effective this was, however there is some evidence that anthrax is sensitive to garlic. Garlic's antibiotic properties have been more extensively studied than some of its other reputed health benefits. Louis Pasteur examined garlic's use as an antibacterial back in the nineteenth century and showed how it killed bacteria under laboratory conditions. Numerous modern studies confirm that garlic has definite antibiotic properties and is effective against many bacteria, fungi and viruses. According to Wright State University (1), garlic is approximately one per cent as potent an antibiotic as penicillin. Some people have reported that even blood from a garlic eater can itself kill bacteria! Some researchers have compared the effectiveness of garlic with that of commercial prescription antibiotics. The result is often that garlic is more effective as a broad spectrum antibiotic. However if a particular bacterium or virus is being treated a more specifically targeted antibiotic could be more effective than garlic.