Biologists Develop Stunning New Antibiotic
It’s well-known among my family and friends that I don’t like honey.
I despise it, in fact.
People seem baffled by my dislike, but it’s simple: I like bees. I just don’t like what they produce!
Until now, that is.
Swedish researchers at the world-renowned Lund University have conducted some remarkable research into the healing properties of honey.
And we’re not just talking about putting it in your tea when you have a cold…
The Healing Power of Honey Just Shot to a New Level
Don’t ask me how they got the idea for this research… but they’ve found that the honey in bees’ stomachs contains 13 strains of lactic acid bacteria. When mixed with processed honey, water, and sugar, this concoction boasts anti-bacterial properties that kill previously antibiotic-resistant germs.
They’ve proved it, too.
The mixture has successfully cured long-standing, treatment-resistant wounds in 10 horses.
Lund University microbiologist, Alejandra Vasquez, explains, “It’s actually the living bacteria that are the key ingredient. We can take this old medicine to a new level – a mixture of honey with these bacteria in a high concentration… and put it into chronic wounds.”
They tried it on horses who’d shown no sign of responding to treatment for wounds – with outstanding results.
Vasquez continues, “The healing has been between eight days and three weeks, but [the chronic wounds] have all healed. We thought this could possibly be an alternative tool for antibiotics, but we didn’t expect such good results.”
And the most exciting news is that it’s not just for horses…
Researchers to Bacteria: “You’ve Got No Chance”
Given the recent growth in mankind’s resistance to antibiotics, the need to find novel, new antibiotic treatments has become more urgent.
That’s particularly true as the Ebola crisis rages on.
And the Lund researchers appear to have discovered something pretty powerful.
Indeed, lab experiments have shown that this surprising treatment has even killed off bacteria in deadly diseases like MRSA.
He’s pretty confident, too.
He says these diseases “don’t stand any chance” against the team’s lactic acid bacteria.
If successful, this new honey formula could become the go-to treatment in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
I still won’t eat the stuff, though!
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