In the health section of The Spectator, I write about a weird way that microbiologists have killed the superbug MRSA in the laboratory…with a medieval potion:
No one knows why this millenium-old mixture killed such a stubborn microbe. Each of the ingredients has some level of antibacterial power. Garlic, for instance, contains a sulphur compound called allicin that has been shown to kill drug-resistant strains of E. coli and Staph bacteria, as well as certain fungi and parasites. It has also exhibited antiviral activity.
Read it all here.