Friday, October 8, 2010

Honey as a Good Antibiotic

One of the researchers who is studying the problem of honey is Peter Nolan a biochemistry researcher from The University of Waikato - New Zealand. Peter Nolan has a favorite story about the reliability of this honey as an antibiotic, which is based on direct experience which experienced a 20-year-old British teenager who wound on his hand does not work is treated by different types of antibiotics. Adolescents were then heard about the treatment with honey and ask their doctors to treat with honey. For a variety of ways have been made, the team doctor had no objection to try the other way with this honey. After treatment with honey running for one month, was injured at the hands of teenagers is completely healed and the hand can function again. 

A new research in the FESEB Journal (July 2010) explains for the first time how honey kills bacteria. Specifically, the research shows that bees make a protein that they add to the honey, called defensin-1, which could one day be used to treat burns and skin infections and to develop new drugs that could combat antibiotic-resistant infections.

From some of these scientific studies, honey was able to quell the resistance of microbial species of man-made antibiotic. The use of honey as an antibiotic also has some advantages such as: 
  • Treatment with honey does not cause inflammation 
  • Honey causes less pain 
  • Honey clear the infection 
  • Honey eliminate odors in wounds 
  • Healing walked quickly without causing scar 
  • Honey is antimicrobial which can prevent the microbe grows 
  • Not cause pain at the time of replacement because it is not sticky pads 
  • Having a stimulatory effect that accelerates the growth of body tissues back 
Results of research at the university also prove more effective than antibiotics honey man-made such as silver sulfadiazine. this is a reality.


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