AN UPDATE ON ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF FRESH CRUDE GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM) EXTRACT ON BACTERIAL URINARYTRACT INFECTIONS
- 1. Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Kampala International University, Uganda.
Urinary tract infections are regarded as one of the most infection diseases caused by bacteria, especially in females, as it’s estimated that 50% of all women get at list a urinary tract infection during their life time. In community settings, urinary tract infections mainly affect women that are active sexually, whereas among the middle hospitable, they are the people of old age and the carriers, who are mostly affected. Allium sativum has for many years been known and used as one of the best active herbal plants for management of various illnesses caused by bacteria. Garlic exhibits broad spectrum antimicrobial activity against both Gram positive and Gram-negative bacteria.The inhibitory effect of fresh garlic extract against gram negative multidrug resistant bacteria was the same as compared to the inhibitory effects attained from the drug-susceptible strains of Escherichia. Coli.
1. Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Kampala International University, Uganda.
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