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Honey May Be a Natural Way to Beat Bacteria

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  • Lab tests have shown Manuka honey to be a powerful inhibitor of bacteria that develop on medical devices such as catheters, of which 100 million are sold worldwide every year
  • Up to 90 percent of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria, but other infections also leave patients open to life-threatening health problems
  • Manuka honey has proven to be powerful against E. coli, even when diluted to 3.3 percent. Unlike other “therapeutic” compounds doctors may prescribe, bacteria have not yet developed a resistance to Manuka honey

By Dr. Mercola

If you’ve ever heard of Manuka honey (scientific name Leptospermum scoparium), perhaps you’re already aware that it’s been used for millennia as a remedy for inflammation and bacterial infections.


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