It's not the first time Garlic (Allium Savum) has been demonstrated to have antibacerial properties. However, it has long been known to have little data on its influence on oral bacterial organisms.
A recent study shows garlic extract inhibits oral pathogens and certain proteases, and as a result may have a therapeutic benefit, particularly for parodontitis.
Garlic has a full variety of pharmacological acts, including use as an antimicrobial and anti-cariogenic drug. Garlic is a common component in many Ayurvedic medicinal and nutritional formulations. It is capable of killing all oral strains of streptococci. Natural phytochemicals can be a good alternative to antibiotics and a promising way to avoid dental cavities and other oral infections.
Garlic is both a prophylactic and medicinal herb. Evidence has recently surfaced that it was fed to athletes at the early Olympics in Greece for improved endurance.
Various forms or subspecies of garlic such as porcelain, rocambole, Spain, artichoke, smoked garlic are available. Garlic is classified in both groups, depending on each variety's propensity to grow floral stalks.
Allicin is commonly linked to the antibacterial action of garlic. Allicin has a modifying effect on sulfhydryl and is considered to be capable of inhibiting sulfhydryl enzymes.
Garlic extract has antimicrobial activity, particularly against gram negative and oral bacterial species. Garlic is also successful against resistant antibiotic species.
The spice has important implications as an effective antibacterial agent in Ethiopia, where Staphylococcus aureus, a normally drug-resistant pathogen is rampant.
A tablet could be made in the right doses and affordable formulation such that these two disease-resisting gastrointestinal enterics can be medicinally used. In the era of these drug-resistant bacteria, we need to rely on natural pharmaceutical goods that have a long history of avoiding these diseases and that are conveniently available and affordable.