Tag: Garlic

Essential oils from garlic and other herbs kill ‘persister’ Lyme disease bacteria

Essential oils from garlic and other herbs kill ‘persister’ Lyme disease bacteria “We found that these essential oils were even better at killing the ‘persister’ forms of Lyme bacteria than standard Lyme antibiotics,” says study senior author Ying Zhang, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Bloomberg School. Jie…

A touch of garlic helps kill contaminants in baby formula

  Media Release | November 25, 2013 Two compounds derived from garlic may help contaminants in baby formula, says a UBC study. Photo: Rüdiger Wölk, Münster/Wikimedia Commons. Garlic may be bad for your breath, but it’s good for your baby, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. The study, recently published…

Selenium compounds boost immune system to fight against cancer

24 November 2014 Cancer types such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukaemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have now demonstrated that selenium – naturally found in, e.g., garlic and broccoli – slows down the immune over-response. In the long term, this may…

Garlic Doesn’t Just Repel Vampires

Public release date: 15-Aug-2011 The folk wisdom that eating garlic fights illness is ancient. In these more modern times, fruit and vegetable extracts that can inhibit the growth of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms are actually being evaluated as food preservatives, in part because consumers are demanding fewer synthetic chemical food preservatives. Now, a team led…

Study shows garlic could protect against hip osteoarthritis

Public release date: 16-Dec-2010 – They found that that a compound called diallyl disulphide limits the amount of cartilage- damaging enzymes when introduced to a human cartilage cell-line in the laboratory Researchers at King’s College London and the University of East Anglia have discovered that women who consume a diet high in allium vegetables, such…

Don’t throw out old, sprouting garlic — it has heart-healthy antioxidants

– They found that garlic sprouted for five days had higher antioxidant activity than fresher, younger bulbs, and it had different metabolites, suggesting that it also makes different substances “Sprouted” garlic — old garlic bulbs with bright green shoots emerging from the cloves — is considered to be past its prime and usually ends up…

Garlic oil shows protective effect against heart disease in diabetes

Public release date: 29-Sep-2010 –  more than 20 substances in garlic oil that may contribute to the effect. “In conclusion, garlic oil possesses significant potential for protecting hearts from diabetes-induced cardiomyopathy Garlic has “significant” potential for preventing cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is a leading cause of death in people with diabetes, scientists…

Garlic counteracts virulent bacteria

18 February 2014 – “We know that there is a potent chemical compound in the garlic plant that neutralises resistant bacteria by paralysing their communication system. – that ajoene – the substance present in garlic – specifically prevents the bacteria from secreting the toxin rhamnolipid which destroys white blood cells in the body   POTENT…

Garlic Boosts Hydrogen Sulfide To Relax Arteries

Public release date: 15-Oct-2007 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Eating garlic is one of the best ways to lower high blood pressure and protect yourself from cardiovascular disease. A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) shows this protective effect is closely linked to how much hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is produced from garlic compounds…

Supplements For Heat Tolerance

With this segment, I do a quick run through of some hypothetical supplements for heat tolerance. This segment is geared towards those who have to endure harsh temperatures while being physically active. I cover briefly AICAR, Resveratrol, Glycerol, Creatine, Colostrum,Electrolytes, Pine Bark, Prickly Pear, Branched Chain Amino Acids, Hydrogen Sulfide, Garlic. Some of these are…

Supplements For Heat Tolerance – Brief Segment

Published on Mar 15, 2013 With this segment, I do a quick run through of some hypothetical supplements for heat tolerance. This segment is geared towards those who have to endure harsh temperatures while being physically active. I cover briefly AICAR, Resveratrol, Glycerol, Creatine , Colostrum, Electrolytes, Pine Bark, Prickly Pear, Branched Chain Amino Acids,…

New infant formula safety advice could prevent infant suffering

Public release date: 6-Jan-2009  – should be stored in the fridge at 4°C to prevent growth of meningitis bacteria, according to recent research. Published in Letters in Applied Microbiology Wheat-based infant follow-on formulas are better reconstituted with fruit juice and should be stored in the fridge at 4°C to prevent growth of meningitis bacteria, according…