Antibiotics’ Future Found In Bacteria From Bees

Raw honey have been effectively used against infections for a long time. Fresh honey is easily available in developing countries. Nevertheless, this source is depleting in advanced countries. In addition, for those who live in Western world, the cases of antibiotic resistance are getting more and more.

Why raw honey is so effective in treating infections? 13 lactic acid bacteria in raw honey has been identified by Sweden’s Lund University researchers to create numerous antimicrobial compounds. They wondered  how it would fare on infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), ancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa?  The result from the laboratory is satisfactory.

Only horses has been given this treatment outside of the lab. The horse owners tried different ways to get the wounds to heal, however it was the use of lactic acid bacteria that got the job done. One highly probably explanation on why it works so effectively is because there’s a huge variety of active substances involved.

When a treatment only has one active compound, such as antibiotics, that treatment is only effective on a limited variety of bacteria.  No doubt 13 lactic acid bacteria would prove to be more beneficial as it can fight off a larger scope of pathogens.  For millions of year it has safeguarded the bee colonies and their honey from bad microorganisms.

If you think using honey you bought at the store will give you the same results, think again. Sadly, store bought honey is void of living lactic acid bacteria, unlike fresh honey.


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