Manuka honey which is known for its
anti-bacterial properties can be used against the superbug. Earlier it was used
in dressings but now scientists claim that it could also stop the rate at which
superbugs are becoming resistant to antibiotics. It is a cost-effective way of
dealing with this nightmare.
Manuka honey is the nectar collected
by honey bees foraging on manuka trees (tea tree) in New Zealand. This honey
is 10 to 50 times more powerful than regular honey. The honey stops the growth
of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Scientists aim at developing products combining honey with
antibiotics which can be applied directly to infected wounds to speed up the
healing process and prevents the spread of suberbug infections to other
patients in hospital.