Published On: Sat, Mar 24th, 2012

Natural health breakthrough – Australian honey found that kills even superbugs

active bactria killing honey

(Healingtalks) Researchers have discovered a honey that is sold in health food stories in Australia and that turns out to be a near miraculous natural medicine. The research was published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. A previous German study showed similar results.

Super bacteria killing honey

This new research shows this unique honey killed every bacteria the scientists threw at it. This included superbugs that normally defy anti-biotic treatments and plague hospitals because they kill patients around the world.

“Most bacteria that cause infections in hospitals are resistant to at least one antibiotic, and there is an urgent need for new ways to treat and control surface infections,” states Professor Dee Carter, from the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences.

“New antibiotics tend to have short shelf lives, as the bacteria they attack quickly become resistant. Many large pharmaceutical companies have abandoned antibiotic production because of the difficulty of recovering costs. Developing effective alternatives could therefore save many lives.”

manuka honey

Scientists examined over 30 different honey types in New Zealand and found that  Manuka honey, or jelly bush honey as it is known in Australia, killed all pathogens it was tested for. The patients also did not develop any short-term immunity to prevent their continued use.

Applied to the skin in the raw

Generally the honey was applied topically on the skin to treat infections, bites and cuts.  Raw honey must be used as pasteurized honey loses its healing powers.

How and where the honey is harvested

The honey is harvested using bees feeding on tea trees in Australia and New Zealand, said

Impact of the findings

The findings may have an impact on modern medicine and the development of new antibiotic and antiseptic creams.

honey put on skin

Native and ancient traditions

The skin curative properties of honey have been known for thousands of years. Dressing wounds with honey was common practice long before antibiotics ever became popular.

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European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases study

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It is a very innovative idea. It should be
followed by the urban community all over the world.

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