Fact Check: Can Black Garlic cure Cancer?

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Quick Take

A Facebook post claims Black Garlic can cure 14 types of Cancer. We investigated and found the claim to be False.

The Claim

A Facebook post on a page meant to discuss Cancer remedies says, “Black Garlic can cure 14 types of Cancer”.

An archived version of the post can be seen here.

Fact Check

What is black garlic?

Black garlic is a regular garlic made to go through a process of aging by fermenting it under controlled high-temperature, high-humidity conditions for several weeks. These garlics are not harvested black. They are regular garlic that turns black after the process of fermentation.

According to a report published by Thailand’s Mahidol University, Black Garlic is formed through the curing process (Fermentation) at a temperature of about 60-90 degrees Celsius and controls the humidity to 80-90% for at least 1 month until the garlic turns black.

Can Garlic or Black Garlic cure Cancer?

The claim regarding the black garlic being able to cure 14 types of Cancer has been debunked multiple times by Fact Checkers and health experts.

Thailand’s state-run National Cancer Institute calls this as misinformation in its report titled: “Fake news, don’t share!”

Garlic has been tested for its efficacies in preventing Cancer but a lot more human studies are required.

Dr. Manish Singhal, Senior Oncologist mentions, “A lot of studies have been done with turmeric and garlic. These are known for their anti-oxidant properties. However, we still haven’t been able to identify the exact dosage of Garlic or Turmeric in which they can become effective. It is good to add them in your diet, but depending on them for Cancer cure is not the right thing to do.”

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Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can further read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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