bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

UK hospital trials with Australian honey

The UK's NHS “superbug” problems are attracting the interest of Australian as well as New Zealand bee commerce. Medihoney of Australia says that recent clinical trials show that antibacterial honey inhibits the growth of a range of organisms in both slow-healing chronic wounds and post-surgery acute wounds, stimulating the healing process. Australia's unique floral diversity is thought to be the key.


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