The Garlic community is always on the lookout for new ways to help keep our skin healthy.
Garlic is one of the most powerful herbs around, and while it’s not known for being a great skin toner, it’s been proven to help with acne, psoriasis, eczema, and more.
Now, a new study finds that garlic may help to reduce the severity of a pneumonia.
Researchers from The University of Michigan School of Medicine found that patients who took a garlic-containing product (including capsules) experienced a significantly less severe flare-up of pneumonia symptoms when compared to those who did not take the product.
Researchers say that the research findings should be considered preliminary, and that further studies are needed to determine if this could be the first time that garlic has been shown to help patients with pneumonias.
“The goal of this study was to determine whether garlic can be used to reduce severity of pneumonia,” said lead study author Dr. J. D. Anderson, MD, an assistant professor of medicine in the department of internal medicine.
“We used a clinical trial to see if garlic can reduce the symptoms of acute pneumonia symptoms.”
The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
In a press release, Anderson explained that his research team was looking at a study that tested the effects of a capsule of garlic called Garlic Plus, which was formulated for use by women who suffer from psorias.
According to the press release: The study involved 639 patients who had received a single capsule of Garlic plus or a placebo for 1 month and followed up 2 months later to evaluate whether the patients who received the capsule had a statistically significant reduction in pneumonia symptoms.
The patients who were given Garlic + showed a statistically significantly greater reduction in the severity and duration of the pneumonia symptoms than the placebo group.
“These results provide important information that may help guide future clinical trials in patients with chronic inflammatory disease, which is associated with a greater incidence of pneumonia, and the use of garlic as a natural therapy for acute and chronic inflammatory diseases,” Anderson continued.
As of now, GarlicPlus is only available for women who are taking a capsule.
But, the study suggests that the garlic can also be used for treating acute or chronic infections, such as a psoriatist, a radiologist, or even an internist.
For more information on garlic, check out the following resources: Garlic for All: This video is the perfect way to start learning about the wonderful powers of garlic.
Garlic: A Natural Treatment for Pneumonic Pain: Learn how to use garlic to treat your body’s most common chronic disease.