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.