Garlic can help fight lung infection

Garlic can help fight lung infection
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Spicing up your food with garlic can help protect your lungs against infections, suggests new research. A chemical found in garlic can kill bacteria that cause life-threatening lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that mostly affects the lungs, the study noted. The chemical - known as allicin - could be an effective treatment against a group of infectious bacteria that is highly resistant to most antibiotics.

London: Spicing up your food with garlic can help protect your lungs against infections, suggests new research. A chemical found in garlic can kill bacteria that cause life-threatening lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that mostly affects the lungs, the study noted. The chemical - known as allicin - could be an effective treatment against a group of infectious bacteria that is highly resistant to most antibiotics. Allicin is produced naturally by garlic bulbs to ward off a closely-related group of plant pathogens found in soil and water habitats.

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