Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Here's to YOU, Honey!

"Sweet and powerful, honey has been used since the time of ancient Egypt to treat everything from diarrhea to open sores, yet it fell out of favor in the last century as antibiotics became all the rage in medicine."

"Microbiologist Rose Cooper of the University of Wales Institute has been on the cutting edge of honey research for the last few years. But her report this week at a big microbiology conference that just a tiny amount of Manuka honey seems to help fight MRSA (staph infection) — at least in a petri dish — is creating a bit of a buzz."

"Now, before you reach for the honey pot, know that the MRSA experiment hasn't been tested in people — or animals, for that matter... And just any old honey won't do: Manuka honey is a specific kind of honey from bees that gather nectar from the Manuka (or tea tree), which is native to New Zealand."


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