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Old Wives – 1: Super Bug – 0

New super bug meets Granny, Granny wins, from Liz Neporent, Good Morning American [1]:

A relatively new super bug may have met its match in a 1,000-year-old eye treatment, according to researchers from the University of Nottingham.

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The tenth-century concoction contained two species of allium (garlic, plus either onion or leek), wine from a vineyard that has existed since the ninth century and oxgall, the bile from a cow’s stomach. A very specific set of instructions included brewing the solution in a brass vessel, straining it through a cloth and then letting the mixture sit for nine days before use

Don’t doubt those old wives tales.