Garlic Extract Fighting Against Microbiota of Urinary Tract Infections

Garlic Extract Fighting Against Microbiota of Urinary Tract Infections

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  • Post By : Microbioz India
  • Source: University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Date: 13 July, 2015

Recent research study published in Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science opens a news mysterious value of Garlic extract in fighting against Multi Drug Resistance Bacteria of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).The research is conducted by Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, India”.

UTIs are most common infections in number of peoples worldwide and treatment is normally through different antibiotics but the research could play an Important role in treatment of disease through Garlic Extract.During the Study, the team found that 56% of 166 bacteria strains isolated from the urine of people with UTI showed a high degree of resistance to antibiotics. However, about 82% of the antibiotic resistant bacteria were susceptible to a crude aqueous extract of Allium sativum. According to the researchers, "ours is the first study to report the antibacterial activity of aqueous garlic extract against multidrug resistant bacteria isolates from infected urine samples leading to UTI."

According to Original Study:

"To conclude, there is evidence that garlic has potential in the treatment of UTI and maybe other microbial infections," says the team. "However, it is necessary to determine the bioavailability, side effects and pharmacokinetic properties in more detail."

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