In the Twitter thread she posted on Tuesday, Gunter acknowledges that garlic has antifungal qualities, but emphasized that a woman’s private parts should not be a “lab” for testing.
“This is not a lab, not even in mice. Just a dish of cells,” Gunter wrote. “Your vagina is not a dish of cells.
“I SHOULDN’T HAVE TO TWEET THAT IN 2019, BUT HERE WE ARE.”
Gunter stated while garlic aficionados “recommend” inserting cloves into the vaginal area, what they don’t realize is in order to release allicin the herb has to be either cut or crushed.
The gynecologist said garlic could contain bacteria from the soil in which it grows. The soil can be pathogenic, which she says is bad for the body.
It's no wonder diseases that were thought to be eradicated are making a comeback. Hard to believe people, in this case women, are this dumb. Doesn't say much for the education system.“So for garlic to work you would have to crush it and stuff it up somehow. There is still the dirt thing,” Gunter said. “And the cut up garlic on raw tissues thing (OUCH). And the fishing of the garlic out by the gyno thing.”
According to Gunter, the herb can also cause biofilms (community of microorganisms that attach to an inert or living surface) on orthodontic braces. It’s possible biofilms could develop in the vagina, she suggests, and that’s bad especially when there’s yeast down there.