bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Manuka tackles slime

More support for Manuka honey's healing power comes from University of Wales Institute Cardiff.

Slime -- just like you find around plugholes -- prevents wounds healing, but:
The laboratory grown samples were treated with Manuka honey, then unattached bacteria were washed off and the remaining slime layer studied after different time periods. In every sample the biofilm was disrupted making it more susceptible to the treatment with conventional antibiotics.

... The research could have a major impact in developing countries where honey is cheap and readily available, but modern pharmaceuticals are more difficult to obtain. Honey is easy to use and has no known harmful side effects on human health.


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