Interesting read... http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbe...-kills-deadly-superbug/ar-AAafOS7?ocid=HPCDHP http://www.newscientist.com/article...ills-hospital-superbug-mrsa.html#.VRqhz690ypp The age-old remedy called for "cropleek and garlic, of both equal quantities, pound them well together … take wine and bullocks gall, mix with the leek … let it stand nine days in the brass vessel," according to the New Scientist. Unexpectedly, the ingredients had little effect unless they were all brought together. "The big challenge is trying to find out why that combination works," says Steve Diggle, another of the researchers. Do the components work in synergy or do they trigger the formation of new potent compounds? Using exactly the right method also seems to be crucial, says Harrison, as another group tried to recreate the remedy in 2005 and found that their potion failed to kill bacteria grown in a dish. "With the nine-day waiting period, the preparation turned into a kind of loathsome, odorous slime," says Michael Drout of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. I wonder how safe it is to drink odorous slime What's interesting is that the ingredients fail to kill the bacteria when used individually or combined in wrong proportion/method. I hope scientists can find the secret to this potion very soon.