Honey is Potent in Reversing Antibiotic Resistance

Manuka honey has been known as an effective remedy for chronically infected wounds, but recent studies show that it could even help reverse bacterial resistance to antibiotics. This is the conclusion presented by Professor Rose Cooper of the University of Wales in the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Harrogate.

Cooper studied the effects of manuka honey in three types of bacteria, which commonly infect wounds. These are Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Group A Streptococci. Her team discovered that honey has several ways of interfering with the growth of these bacteria, which makes it an attractive option in the treatment of drug-resistant wound infections.

In the research study which they conducted, they investigated the inhibiting properties of honey at the molecular level. …

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