Manuka Honey Kills Resistant Superbug Bacteria that Antibiotics Can’t

From: Natural News, July 21

A honey-based dressing for wounds is effective even on injuries that are resistant to antibiotics, according to New Jersey manufacturer Derma Sciences Inc.

The product, called Medihoney, is made from an absorbent material based on seaweed, and saturated with a variety of honey known as manuka, or Leptospermum, honey. The honey is produced by bees that have collected nectar from manuka and jelly bushes, which grow in Australia and New Zealand.

According to biochemist Peter Molan, who has researched natural antibiotics including honey for 25 years, manuka honey is effective at killing even the most antibiotic resistant bacteria even when it has been diluted to a tenth of its original concentration.

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One thought on “Manuka Honey Kills Resistant Superbug Bacteria that Antibiotics Can’t

  1. Manuka Honey is probably one of the best substances on the face of the planet for the treatment of infected wounds. It’s osmotic effect draws moisture out of the bacterial cells, making it impossible for the to stay alive. It’s very similar to what happens when you pour salt on a slug.

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