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Raw Honey vs Antibiotics

posted Feb 4, 2016, 8:04 AM by Margarita Spirichin   [ updated Feb 4, 2016, 8:36 AM ]

Raw Honey Beats Antibiotics – Yes Please!

Ottawa University researchers found that certain types of honey kill bacteria that cause sinus infections, in most cases better than antibiotics.

The researchers have tested raw Manuka forest honey from New Zealand, and raw Sidr forest honey from Yemen. The two killed all floating bacteria in liquid, and 63-91 percent of biofilms — microorganisms that sometimes form a protective layer in sinus cavities, urinary tracts, catheters and heart valves, protecting bacteria from normal drug treatments and often leading to chronic infections. I have often recommended raw honey to help kill off Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria responsible for stomach ulcers.

The most effective antibiotic, rifampin, killed just 18 percent of the biofilm samples in the tests.