Manuka honey can possibly reverse antibiotic resistance, says new British study


UK Today News: Honey is not just known to be sweet, it’s also known for some good health values. A recent study has even shown that s type of honey called manuka honey, can be effective in reversing antibiotic resistance, which also helps in a big way in clearing the wounds that have been infected.

The University of Wales Institute Cardiff had conducted a study that manuka honey has the ability to block three types of bacteria which are found in wounds, Group A Streptococci, Meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

The manuka honey is derived the by the nectar of bees which are found in the manuka trees in New Zealand. In olden days, it was said that the honey had antimicrobial properties, but in recent days there is no evidence for its importance in modern medicine.

The studies have found that the honey helps to block the attachment of the bacteria to the tissues, which is considered as the initial stage of infection. The prohibited attachment also helps to prevent repeated infections. Rose Cooper, who had conducted the study had said that manuka honey may increase the possibilities of digging out more solutions on the threat of increased antibiotic resistance in the not so distant future. The results of the study were displayed and presented at the Society for General Microbiology’s spring conference, which was held in the United Kingdom.

Look’s like this is one sweet thing that is good for you, honey!