- Monday, 09 January 2017
The European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases published the results of the study which indicated that could be of utmost importance at a time when a lot of the antibiotics are resistant to bacteria, particularly against “superbugs”.
The honey that we are talking about is manuka honey, also called jelly bush honey, produced in New Zealand. The producers of manuka demanded trademark protection, just like the French champagne or Scottish whiskey. So, it is not surprising why the health benefits of manuka honey were not so familiar all this time.
Manuka Honey Kills Mrsa, Other Superbugs
The report by The Australian showed that manuka honey has the ability to kill every bacteria or pathogen tested on the studies mentioned before. In order to fight infections on the skin, insect bites, and cuts, you can apply it topically, or take it internally.
The best thing about this amazing honey is that none of the killed superbugs could build up immunity, which is the main problem with the antibiotics.
Dr. Dee Carter of the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences says that the shelf lives of the new antibiotics are much shorter because the bacteria they attack quickly become resistant.
The difficulty of recovering costs is the main reason why a lot of pharmaceutical companies have abandoned antibiotic production. The development of effective options can save a number of lives. Dr. Carter explains that the methylglyoxal is the compound which makes manuka honey so effective at destroying the bacteria.