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Honey Effective Against Super Bacteria

As reported by the Daily Mail, reported manuka honey types 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 problem is, the secret of strength in dealing with manuka honey wound is still a mystery.

A team led by Professor Ross Cooper of the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC), in his research, found that manuka honey was able to prevent the growth of bacteria with an unusual way. This honey can inhibit bacterial bonding process on the network, an important stage 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.

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.

According to Professor Cooper, further research would be done by improving the clinical use of honey because doctors are now faced with the problem of ever increasing cases of drug resistance.

"We need innovative and effective way in controlling infection that likely will not contribute to increased antibiotic resistance," said Cooper, who published his findings in the conference "Society for General Microbiology" in the districts of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.

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