How garlic can be used to treat infections


Today’s Video of the Day comes from the University of Copenhagen and features a look at how garlic can be used to treat chronic infection.

According to new research, a garlic-based compound works to destroy biofilm of resistant bacteria and make antibodies function again by inhibiting small regulatory RNA molecules.

“We really believe this method can lead to treatment of patients, who otherwise have poor prospects,” said Tim Holm Jakobsen, assistant professor at the Costerton Biofilm Center at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology.Because chronic infections like cystic fibrosis can be very robust. But now we, together with a private company, have enough knowledge to further develop the garlic drug and test it on patients.”

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: University of Copenhagen