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She said a compound in the honey called methylglyoxal -- toxic on its own -- combined in unknown ways with other unidentified compounds in the honey to cause "multi-system failure" in the bacteria.
The results of the research project are published in this month's European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
Honey has proved to be such a useful medicine in my practice that I wanted to provide you with a copy of these very comprehensive articles by Dr. Molan. Honey was also widely used in traditional medical systems as a food, wound dressing, and preservative for herbal medicines.
Originally posted by XPLodER
NOTE I AM NOT A DOCTOR OR PHARMASYST
please consult a doctor for medical treatment,
in my country new zealand there is a plant called manuka,
the bees use the flower to collect pollen to make honey,
this type of honey has been used in trails by our govenmnet and it has been shown to fight bacterial infections and inflimation.
the fact that it works so well has caused local retailers to export vast amounts overseas pushing up the price to locals
if you wish to eat the honey its tast is similar to caramel or malt,
look for the activate symbol on the label and only buy 100% manuka as blends are inferior
if you wish to use the honey for any other reason consult your doctor prior to use
in some cases of bacterial skin infection and some fleash eating bacteria,
the honey was used as a last resort to stop the spread of infection
please consult a doctor if you buy the honey for any other reason than consumption
Originally posted by theRhenn
And just when the bees seem to be going the way of the dinosaurs.
Wouldnt that be ironic..
And the man who takes the bees out of Bisbee, Reed "The Killer Bee Guy" Booth, says he's not surprised Africanized bees are thriving. Booth started out with beekeeping to make retail honey and honey mustard, and branched out to do bee removals after the Africanized bees invaded Arizona in the early 1990s. He says he gets one to five eradication calls a day from around Cochise County during warm weather. "It's going to be a banner year for bees," he says. "The Africanized bees are somewhat more resistant" than the European honeybees, he says of the aggressive, slightly smaller wild bees that produce bumper crops of honey and bad press. "But they're somewhat resistant to anything, probably including nuclear war." Booth says he switched from European bees to wild Africanized bees not long after they spread through Arizona. "I used to have two sets of hives," says Booth. "But I got tired of going down and either finding my European bees Africanized or dead. I gave up, so, Killer Bee Honey."
Originally posted by Wildbob77
I wonder if you can get here in the US?
Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
I'm curious then to the negative possibility of eating manuka honey......
Its seems to be unstoppable at killing bacteria....this can be a bad thing as the body contains many types of bacteria that are actually beneficial to good health. I'd recommend eating a lot of yogurt shortly after eating manuka honey.
The curative properties of various types of honey have been known to indigenous cultures for thousands of years, and dressing wounds with honey was common before the advent of antibiotics.