Honey Can Desist Malignant Bacteria

A study in New Zealand show, Manuka honey is mentioned effectively kill the three types of bacteria that commonly infect the body when wounded, including among other super germs Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Manuka honey is a type of honey produced by bees residents in New Zealand manuka tree. Experts have known this type of honey for a long time because too often used in the products of modern wound healing.

The research team led by Professor Rose Cooper, the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC), find the facts manuka honey prevent bacterial attachment to the network, an important step in the process of infection.

"Preventing the bond also can inhibit the formation of biofilms, which can protect bacteria from antibiotics and let them cause infection simultaneously," said Cooper, told the Daily Mail.

Another study conducted Cooper show, manuka honey makes MRSA become more sensitive to antibiotics such as oxacillin or effectively reverse antibiotic resistance.

"This indicates that current antibiotics may be more effectively cope with infections caused by resistant bacteria when combined with manuka honey," he explained.

Still based on the opinion of Cooper, the research can improve the clinical use of honey because doctors are now faced with the problem of ever increasing cases of drug resistance.

"We need innovative ways to control and effective wound infection is not likely to contribute to the increase in anti-microbial resistance."

"This will help reduce the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria from the wound to vulnerable patients," said Cooper.