Ongoing research supports treating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) with herbal antibiotics. A John's Hopkins multi-center study indicates “herbal therapies are at least as effective as pharmaceutical antibiotics” (Rx), like Rifaximin, to relieve symptoms and reduce gas levels on breath testing for SIBO.
Garlic, a natural antibiotic known for it's healing and antibacterial properties has been used for centuries, and many health practitioners also recommend Allimed w/allicin, the heart of garlic, as one of the ways to battle small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). But, to get rid of SIBO for good, you have to get to the underlying issues that caused the bacterial overgrowth, which means taking a closer look at your diet and your lifestyle. Diet and exercise remain key components in supporting your health.