Need Natural Antibiotic? Select Garlic! - You are avoiding the consumption of synthetic drugs have the option of taking a more natural if the need antibiotics. The reason, according to the Washington State University in the United States of garlic which is used as herbs have active ingredients whose quality is 100 times better compared to two well-known classes of antibiotics, erythromycin and ciprofloxacin, in the fight against food poisoning.
Tests have been done to prove, dialil sulfide compound found in garlic can protect food from insects harmful substances delivered. The findings, published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy opens new avenues for meat processing technology because garlic can reduce the risk of Campylobacter poisoning.
"This research is particularly interesting because it shows that a compound found in garlic can reduce disease-causing bacteria in the environment and food. Campylobacter is a major cause of bacterial food-borne illness in the United States and the world, "said Dr. Michael Konkel from Washington State University.
Campylobacter also cause symptoms of diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever. These bacteria are also claimed as a trigger for almost a third of a rare paralytic disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome.
The majority of Campylobacter infection of poultry caused by consumption of raw or undercooked food contaminated by dirty utensils.
This is a major case of food poisoning in the UK according to the Food Standards Agency and has claimed as many as 88 deaths in England and Wales in 2009.