Don't put garlic gloves into your vagina to cure a yeast infection

Vaginas are magical and should be treated with the utmost respect.

As such, there are a few cardinal rules: firstly, don’t steam it, douche it or detox it.

Secondly, don’t put foreign objects inside of it unless they were designed specifically for the vagina. Yes, the usual (fingers, penises and dildos) is fantastic, but for your own sake, leave out the parsley, cocaine and Lush’s aubergine bath bomb.

Unfortunately, human beings are a curious species and there’s a new trend in ‘things-not-to-put-up-there’. Namely, garlic cloves.

It’s not actually a new development, but has resurfaced as of late as a suggested home remedy to yeast infections.

Let’s be clear – this is a bad idea.

Vagina whisperer, Dr Jen Gunter, who has previously debunked theories such as putting ozone gas into your vagina and using ground-up dirt to help with period pains explained why the fragrant vegetable doesn’t belong anywhere but on your plate.

Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which the gynaecologist admits might have antifungal properties, but only when experimented with in a lab.

As we’re sure you know, the constitution of a woman’s vagina is very different to that of a petri dish.

‘Biofilms are bad. You do not want them to form especially when you have yeast. Effect of garlic good bacteria also unknown #vaginaisanogarliczone.’

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