Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Complementary Medicine

Would Lactobacillus and Garlic Use Contradict Each Other?



Would garlic and Lactobacillus antibiotics work against each other if I am taking both?


That`s a very good question, and one that has not been answered yet in the literature. There is evidence that garlic can inhibit the growth of lactobacillus. Whether this is clinically significant is unknown. It MAY be wise to take lactobacillus (at a different time) with garlic to overcome the inhibition garlic may have on your natural lactobacillus. But more research needs to be done to answer this question with confidence!

For more information:

Go to the Complementary Medicine health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Tanya I Edwards, MD, MEd Tanya I Edwards, MD, MEd
Formerly, Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University