Superbug Infections can be Treated With Manuka Honey

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  April 14, 2011 at 8:04 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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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.
 Superbug Infections can be Treated With Manuka Honey
Superbug Infections can be Treated With Manuka Honey

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.


Source: Medindia

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Manuka honey is good news! At least now, we have something to combat multi-drug resistant bacteria.

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