Monday, December 03, 2007

Honey Easily Kills Hospital Resistant Strains of Bacteria

Hospital resistant strains of bacteria is the basis of antibiotic industry, were no
resistance to antibiotics -especially in hospitals- there would be no need for antibiotics other than early antibiotics like Penicillin, Tetracycline, Chloramphenicol to kill bacteria or to fight it.

In hospitals, different antibiotics are used for different conditions and patients, and this result in an inside atmosphere of hospitals that contains traces of antibiotics used, these traces are not sufficient to kill bacteria or stop its growth, giving them the chance to develop a defence mechanism against these antibiotics through genetic mutation, which produce new bacterial strains that are resistant to the relevant antibiotic, then they are widely spread.

Among these strains are Staphylococcus aureus -the most common wound-infecting species of bacteria, and the antibiotic resistant strain Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ( MERSA or MRSA), have been shown to be the most sensitive species to honey.

Read what biochemist professor Peter Molan says:
BBC NEWS | Health | Harnessing honey's healing power

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