Inhibition of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Garlic Extract

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OF late there has been an intense search for antibacterial substances effective against acid-fast bacteria, particularly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Apart from the chemotherapeutic work on sulphones and related compounds, a number of antibiotics of fungal origin have been reported1–7. However, antibacterials from the higher plants do not appear to have been tested against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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RAO, R., RAO, S., NATARAJAN, S. et al. Inhibition of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Garlic Extract. Nature 157, 441 (1946) doi:10.1038/157441b0

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