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Honey effective against super bacteria

Recent research suggests a type of honey that is used to heal wounds proved to be a great potential to overcome the super bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics a powerful drug.

As reported by the Daily Mail , reported manuka honey kinds effectively kill the three types of bacteria that commonly infect the body when wounded , including among other super germs Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) .

Honey effective against super bacteria
Honey effective against super bacteria

Manuka honey is a type of honey bee product occupants manuka tree in New Zealand . Experts have known this type of honey for a long time because it is often used in products of modern wound healing . The problem is the secret of the power of manuka honey to overcome injuries is still a mystery .

The team led by Professor Rose Cooper from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff ( UWIC ) , in his research , found that manuka honey was able to prevent the growth of bacteria in an unusual way . This honey can inhibit the process of bacterial binding on the network , which is an important step in the infection process .

"Preventing connection can also inhibit the formation of biofilms , which can protect bacteria from antibiotics and allow them to cause infection continuously ," said Cooper.
Other studies show Cooper, manuka honey make MRSA more sensitive to antibiotics such as oxacillin or reverse resistance to effective antibiotics.

"This indicates that existing antibiotics may be more effective treatment of infections caused by resistant bacteria when combined with manuka honey , " he said.

According to Professor Cooper, further research will be increasing clinical use of honey as doctors are now facing the problem of increasing cases of drug resistance.

" We need to find innovative and effective ways in controlling the infection is likely to contribute to increased antibiotic resistance ," said Cooper, who published his findings at the Society for General Microbiology conference " " in district Harrogate, North Yorkshire , England.

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