A comparative assessment of the antimicrobial effects of garlic (Allium sativum) and antibiotics on diarrheagenic organisms.

@article{Eja2007ACA,
  title={A comparative assessment of the antimicrobial effects of garlic (Allium sativum) and antibiotics on diarrheagenic organisms.},
  author={Matthew Egbobor Eja and Bassey Ernest Asikong and Clement Abriba and Giddings E Arikpo and Edet E Anwan and K. H. Enyi-idoh},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={
          343-8
        }
}
Antimicrobial sensitivity tests were carried out on Escherichia coli, Shigella sp, Salmonella sp, and Proteus mirabilis using standard procedures. Significant differences (p < 0.01) were seen in the effect of the antimicrobial agents (garlic, ciprofloxacin and ampicillin), and in the sensitivities of the microbial species (p < 0.01) to the antimicrobial agents were observed. The gram-negative diarrheagenic pathogens from the stool samples were highly sensitive to garlic, while ciprofloxacin… CONTINUE READING

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