Abstract Title:

Garlic clove applied as vaginal suppository - A case report.

Abstract Source:

Complement Ther Med. 2018 Aug ;39:97-100. Epub 2018 Jun 11. PMID: 30012400

Abstract Author(s):

Maja Bekut, Snežana Brkić, Nebojša Kladar, Neda Gavarić, Biljana Božin

Article Affiliation:

Maja Bekut


OBJECTIVE: Besides conventional drugs, various vaginal disorders are often treated with complementary and alternative medicines. Different natural products are often used in treatment of genital infections. The aim is to present a case of treatment of vaginal infection with a garlic clove.

METHODS: A detailed interview was conducted with the subject whose condition was described in this case.

RESULTS: Young woman was diagnosed with vaginal Ureaplasma sp. infection. After failed local treatment with antibiotics and antifungals, subject obtained advice to treat the disorder with incised clove of garlic. Control examination by her gynecologist confirmed that infection was successfully cured. Subject experienced no adverse effects.

CONCLUSIONS: Garlic clove successfully cured vaginal infection presented in this case. However, application to genital organs should be reserved for dosage forms, in order to prevent potential toxicity and to obtain reproducibility of active compounds concentrations.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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