Saturday, October 22, 2016

Study: Honey has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and wound healing properties.

Honey comb.  By GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=882484

A study published in Frontiers in Microbiology reports that honey is returning to rival antibiotics as a treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections and wound healing: 


Honey has "a broad spectrum of action that is unlike any known antimicrobial" and so far no one has been able to generate a honey-resistant strain of bacteria.


Some, perhaps all vegans would reject the use of honey because it exploits the labor of bees.  Is saving humans from potentially disfiguring or deadly MDR microbial infections less important than avoiding bee exploitation?


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