Bald’s Leechbook is one of the earliest medical works conceived: it dates from the 9th century. © British Library

Fight resistant bacteria

had already interested to the onion-based potion entitled “bald eye drops And found its effectiveness against Staphylococcus aureus. For his new study published in Scientific Reports, the researcher and her colleagues recreated the original recipe using garlic and onions bought from regular supermarkets, English white wine and bile salts from a cow’s stomach. The potion has been shown to be very effective in eradicating biofilms, a particularly stubborn form of bacterial colonization often resistant to conventional antibiotics. The elimination of a biofilm thus normally requires 100 to 1,000 times more time than for bacteria circulating freely. “Data-reactid =” 25 “> In 2015, Freya Harrison had already interested to the onion-based potion entitled ” bald eye drops And found its effectiveness against Staphylococcus aureus. For his new study published in Scientific Reports, the researcher and her colleagues recreated the original recipe using garlic and onions bought from regular supermarkets, English white wine and bile salts from a cow’s stomach. The potion has been shown to be very effective in eradicating biofilms, a particularly stubborn form of bacterial colonization often resistant to conventional antibiotics. The elimination of a biofilm thus normally requires 100 to 1,000 times more time than for bacteria circulating freely.

The combination of ingredients, the secret of effectiveness

Taken individually, each of the ingredients has in itself some antibacterial activity. Garlic and onion contain, for example, allicin, a sulfur compound which is used by plants to defend themselves against insects and predators. But according to the researchers, it is mainly the …

> Read more on Futura” data-reactid=”28″>> Read more on Futura