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Honey and “Super Bugs”

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Here’s a first aid tip——if you find yourself out in the boondocks and suffer an injury and help is far away, clean the wound as best you can and find a beehive. Yes, a beehive. It just might save your life.

Honey applied to open wounds lessens the chance of infection. This has been empirically known for a couple of millennia. Hopefully you’ll never have to test this treatment method, but if so it just might help.

But can honey’s unique antibacterial properties be useful in treating the new antibiotic-resistant “super bugs” that seem to appear with increasing frequency? The answer is a definite maybe.

Check out these articles:

ACS: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2014/march/honey-is-a-new-approach-to-fighting-antibiotic-resistance-how-sweet-it-is.html

NIH, NLM: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609166/

 
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