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Honey for the treatment of infections

Honey for the treatment of infections

Bee Informed 3(2): 6-7, 9

Recent research on differences in the antibacterial activity of different honeys is discussed. One antibacterial substance in honey is hydrogen peroxide, but it was found in tests on 26 honeys that 2, from viper's bugloss and manuka (Leptospermum scoparium), had antibacterial properties even when hydrogen peroxide had been removed. In the laboratory, a solution containing 5-10% of either honey halted growth of strains of Staphylococcus aureus that are resistant to most or all antibiotics.

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