Jarrah honey used to fight infections

  1. http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1071250.htm

    Last Update: Monday, March 22, 2004. 4:31pm (AEDT)

    Jarrah honey used to fight infections

    Research has confirmed that honey from Western Australia's jarrah forest has naturally high anti-bacterial properties.

    The research by the Department of Agriculture and the WA Beekeepers Association has found that jarrah honey is particularly effective in treating the bacteria which causes golden staph infection.

    Human trials are underway and if successful could prove very helpful for people resistant to antibiotic treatments.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   nekhismom
    YAY! It's good to find something natural that can help. We have enough antibiotics already (and enough drug resistant bacteria to go along with the abx.)
  4. by   Ted
    I love honey!

    (Cough, cough. . . sneeze, sneeze!)
  5. by   gwenith
    We (Aust) have been producing medihoney for quite a while but I personally have not used it.

    http://www.medihoney.com/
  6. by   nekhismom
    That is really neat, Gwenith! Thanks for sharing. I love the fact that you post current events that are NOT so politically charged!
  7. by   Ted
    Quote from nekhismom
    That is really neat, Gwenith! Thanks for sharing. I love the fact that you post current events that are NOT so politically charged!
    Me too! :kiss
  8. by   gwenith
    Aw Gee! Thanks guys and gals:imbar:

    I just think we need a change of pace every so often and look for some better news. News should not be all bad - or contentious. I have a special item saved for later that I will post - if someone does not beat me to it - talk about bizarre!!
  9. by   caroladybelle
    Actually, all naturally produced honey is highly antibacterial. It has been used in wound care for ages.

    During the rule of Inmotep (?) - ancient Egypt - physicians were packing wounds with dressings saturated with natural honey, to eliminate infection. They were also doing craniotomies for brain tumors and repairing fractures with some success.
  10. by   nekhismom
    I knew about the craniotomies and reparation of fractures, but somehow missed the whole lot about honey. I still think it's cool!
  11. by   TinyNurse
    so happy!!! since i'm a natural, mommy, RN!!! i'm on the lookout for it!!
  12. by   gwenith
    Appearently our honey is "special" because of the floral component - a lot of our flora is naturally high in anti-septic tye ingredients (just look at eucalyptus and Tea Trees!)

    However the New Zealanders clame the same bout thier honey!:chuckle

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