'Super Honey' Healing Soldiers & Killing Superbugs

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 - 12:05am

An entrepreneur is funding R&D to heighten honey's natural antiseptic powers and create a natural super-healing salve.

Initial reported results of the resulting "Surgihoney" product are promising:

  • Wounds and ulcers, including those infected with the superbug MRSA, healed within days
  • The number of women who suffered infections after giving birth by caesarean section halved
  • Treated acne and protected the skin of recovering cancer patients

Says a doctor involved in the year-long field tests that have recently concluded:

Dr Dryden said: ‘I have conducted numerous laboratory tests and compared it with honeys from around the world.

‘I found Surgihoney better for treating every type of bug. So for the past year I have been using it on patients and the results have been amazing.

'There are plenty of products that can kill bacteria but they often don’t help heal tissue.

‘Honey is a fantastic natural medicine. The important extra is that it kills the bugs but doesn’t damage the tissue.’

The full article can be read here.

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robshepler's picture
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Wound treatment

Great article Adam!

There are some clinical trials occurring here in New Mexico with a particular regional honey for treatment of MRSA, I can't seem to get the link to the article to paste....

Sure seems like another great reason to keep some bees around when things start to wind down. Skeptic that I am of alternative medicine, I have heard quite a few first hand experiences with the benefits of bee sting therapy, from MS to arthritis. 

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Just honey?

Great find, Adam.  One more reason to keep bees.

I'm sure it's proprietary but I really wonder what they are doing to the bees or the honey to supercharge the anti-bacterial properties.

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