Manuka Honey Might Replace Costly Antibiotic Medications

Manuka Honey Might Replace Costly Antibiotic Medications

A research was conducted recently which has found that a type of honey can prove really effective against superbugs like MRSA.

Manuka honey is being used for dressings because of its antibacterial properties and researchers now believe that it can also put a stop to the rates at which superbugs are becoming resistant to antibiotics.

Experts believe that using such a product in making of drugs as compared to other drugs which cost millions of dollar for development can be a good solution to the problems of health officials.

Professor Rose Cooper, of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, is of the opinion that the use of such a composition to eradicate bacteria from wounds is potentially cheaper and may help in improving future antibiotic therapy.

Manuka honey is majorly found in New Zealand and it comes from nectar collected by honeybees foraging on the manuka tree which is also known as tea tree.

Addressing a microbiology conference in Harrogate, North Yorks, Prof. Rose said, “Our findings suggest manuka honey can hamper an essential step in the initiation of acute infections the attachment of bacteria to tissues. This also blocks the formation of the biofilms which can protect the bacteria from antibiotics”.

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