Australian garlic variety could be used to combat Covid and the flu

According to new medical research, an Australian garlic variety could reduce Covid and flu-related infections. One particular variety found near Mildura in regional Victoria’s been tested by The Peter Doherty Institute, looking into the properties of the popular cooking ingredient. They discovered this specific Australian-grown variety has up to 99.9% efficacy against Covid-19 and the influenza virus.

While the research was commissioned by the Australian Garlic Producers group, the testing was organised by the highly respected Doherty Institute, which conducted testing on over 20 varieties.

The garlic variety, yet to be named, has the ability to stop the spread of viral cells from SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A in the digestive system.. The potentially flu-busting garlic is from a commercial crop grown in Merbein, near Mildura, in north-western Victoria.

Australian Garlic Producers chief executive Nick Diamantopolous said that as a result of the discovery his company would be developing dietary supplements. "You have to have it fresh like in a salad, or uncooked form, the minute you cook it you'll destroy all the health benefits.”


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