Skip to comments.Mysterious Honey Discovered That Kills All Bacteria Scientists Throw At It
Posted on 03/13/2012 9:41:37 PM PDT by Windflier
Australian researchers have been astonished to discover a cure-all right under their noses a honey sold in health food shops as a natural medicine.
Far from being an obscure health food with dubious healing qualities, new research has shown the honey kills every type of bacteria scientists have thrown at it, including the antibiotic-resistant superbugs plaguing hospitals and killing patients around the world.
Some bacteria have become resistant to every commonly prescribed antibacterial drug. But scientists found that Manuka honey, as it is known in New Zealand, or jelly bush honey, as it is known in Australia, killed every bacteria or pathogen it was tested on.
It is applied externally and acts on skin infections, bites and cuts.
The honey is distinctive in that it comes only from bees feeding off tea trees native to Australia and New Zealand, said Dee Carter, from the University of Sydneys School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences.
The findings are likely to have a major impact on modern medicine and could lead to a range of honey-based products to replace antibiotic and antiseptic creams.
Good News Ping.
How do yeast do in that environment?
The only “food” science can’t copy.
I’ve always heard that bacteria won’t grow in honey. I guess the thing about this honey is it “kills” bacteria.
I’d like some on my waffle.... I think.
Unfortunately, it’s almost free.
Not much profit in free. :)
” The findings are likely to have a major impact on modern medicine and could lead to a range of honey-based products to replace antibiotic and antiseptic creams.”
While Manuka honey may be more effective to some particularly nasty bugs, plain raw honey has been known to be antibacterial for centuries. Well, at least it’s been known to “cure” cuts and the like even before we knew what bacteria were. Bee’s “hive glue”, propolis, is used as a tincture like iodine, and dissolved in water or alcohol and used as a gargle for sore throats. There is nothing new under the sun.
Manuka honey has been around for years...I used it for my sons acne..it kills staph and other skin infections.
Was this the stuff?
The Bible has a verse that says:
“Eat honey, for it is good”.
I think it could be found using the right search.
I’ve wondered about this for years. Honey is the only food that doesn’t rot, ever. So it has something in it that keeps bugs away.
Humble bee spit. Sometimes the answer is right under our noses.
Yes, Manuka recommended in survivalists’ books forever. This is not news.
Proverbs - 13 “My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:”
I drink honey and lemon at any sign of sniffles or sore throat.
It’s the only kosher food that comes from an unkosher animal (in this case, an insect).
Honey badger don’t give a crap!
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