I’ve always had a big thumbs up for manuka honey, as it’s been used for centuries to treat wounds, but now it may also be the ultimate weapon against drug resistant bacteria, research is telling us.
Manuka honey fights three types of bacteria that commonly infect wounds, including the notorious MRSA ‘superbug’.
The honey prevents microbial growth in unusual ways and may even be able to reverse resistance to antibiotics, say scientists.
Traditional remedies containing honey were used to treat wounds by many ancient civilisations.
Bees produce manuka honey from the nectar of the manuka tree in New Zealand. Experts have recognised the value of manuka honey, leading to its inclusion in many modern wound care products.
Please pass the honey!