Recently the internet was taken by storm by women, who claimed they were putting garlics in their vaginas. However, gynaecologist has taken to Twitter and debunked all the myths surrounding garlic being good for vaginas.
Basically there is a bit of an old wives’ tale that suggests the popular cooking ingredient can be used to treat vaginal yeast infections.
But according to Dr Jennifer Gunter, there have been no studies to suggest garlic has any anti-fungal properties beyond the confines of Petri dish. In fact, she warns that the vagina could serve as the ideal environment for the growth of dangerous botulism bacteria.
In an eight-part thread – using the hashtag #vaginaisanogarliczone – the author of a book called The Vagina Bible began by explaining that studies of garlic in the lab should not be used to make vagina-based conclusions.
Why you should not put garlic in your vagina.
Garlic contains allicin, in THE LAB it MAY have antifungal (i.e. anti yeast) properties. This is in a lab, not even in mice. Just a dish of cells. Your vagina is not a dish of cells. #vaginaisanogarliczone 1/8
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) April 23, 2019
Dr Gunter conclused her twitter thread by advising people against taking medical advice from anybody who endorses putting garlic in vaginas, before dropping in a cheeky plug for her The Vagina Bible book – which is out on 27 August, if you’re interested.
Well, women now you know. Please refer to your medical practitioner before taking such steps.