Manuka honey may be the future of antibacterial superbug medicine
|Manuka honey may be the future of antibacterial superbug medicine||Darrell Miller||10/27/16|
October 27, 2016 01:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Manuka honey may be the future of antibacterial superbug medicine
For many years honey has been a home remedy for its antibacterial and medicinal properties. Now, a new honey from New Zealand, called Manuka honey, is becoming popular for pushing the boundaries of what honey is known for. Studies found that this honey was effective against chronic wound infections and can inhibit bacteria growth. Others say that it has beneficial vitamins and nutrients, bolsters the immune system, helps acne, heals eczema, and fights cold among others. Most of these claims are not proven, but it hasn't stopped the honey cost from skyrocketing to $80 a jar.
- Honey has by historical tradition been much vaunted for it's health-giving properties, which have been validated as anti-bacterial by modern medical science.
- Manuka Honey, from New Zealand, is considered, even by honey standards, to be particularly anti-bacterial.
- Studies show Manuka honey to be very efficacious in preventing urinary infections in catheter patients and to potentially be a big deterrent to "superbugs" that are resistant to the usual antibacterial medicines. .
""Even low dilutions of Manuka honey can curb the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms – the thin but resilient layer of microbes that build up on, and stick to, any surface including plastic.""