Antitubercular Activity of Garlic Oil

Short communication


R. C. Jain 1, M. A. El-Khani 2, M. J. Akhtar 3, E. M. Abdulla 3

1-Reader in Pathology, R. N. T. Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. 2-Department of Microbiology, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK. 3-Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.LA.J.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 3, No.1. January 1980:91-94


A comparison of the inhibitory effects of INH, PAS, Streptomycin and garlic oil on the growth of Mycobocterium tuberculosis in culture media, and of Streptomycin and garlic oil in guineapigs inoculated with tubercle bacilli, was conducted. That garlic oil exerted comparable antibacterial activity in vitro, and also on the tubercular process in vivo as determined by gross and histological observations in experimental animals, was established.

Keywords: Antitubercular Activity of Garlic Oil