Natural and "ancient" remedies for various health issues may seem like cheaper and altogether better alternatives to synthetic drugs. But don't believe everything you read online.
Some women, after doing their research on Google, have started using garlic cloves to treat yeast infections. Spoiler alert - it doesn't work.
Gynecologist, Dr. Jennifer Gunter, has recently debunked the myth. Even though scientists have found antifungal properties in garlic, no benefits for yeast infections have been found in humans or even in mice.
In fact, putting garlic up there can have fatal complications.
Keep reading to find out why, scientifically, using garlic to treat yeast infections is a very, very bad idea.
In addition to garlic, Dr. Gunter also warns about other popular natural alternatives that women use for "vaginal maintenance" and better sex lives. She identifies six red flags to look out for when doing your own research. Keep reading to find out what they are!
People are becoming more and more interested in treating health problems with natural remedies.
Especially when it concerns your private areas.
But, boy, are they taking a risk.
Some say that putting a clove of garlic in there for three days should do the trick.
"I shouldn't have to tweet that in 2019, but here we are," she wrote.
Why you should not put garlic in your vagina. A thread. Garlic contains allicin, in THE LAB it MAY have antifungal… https://t.co/yW6B4Ljbcj— Jennifer Gunter (@Jennifer Gunter)1555996284.0