Could the cure for hospital superbugs be GARLIC? Pungent kitchen-staple breaks down antibiotic-resistant bacteria, allowing treatments to work again, study finds



Garlic could ward off hospital superbugs, new research reveals.
A compound in the pungent kitchen-staple, known as ajoene, breaks down resistant bacteria, allowing antibiotics to work again, a study found.
It does this by disrupting a gene that microbes require to stick to human tissue, without which they cannot reproduce, the Danish research adds. 
Researchers hope the breakthrough could fight incurable cystic fibrosis and chronic wounds in diabetes sufferers, as well as tackling Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other common hospital infections.
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27 November 2017 in Health, Views: 44
Source: Daily Mail
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