Organisms and bacteria of all kinds are known to become resistant to drugs and antibiotics that are used to treat people for different illnesses. Over a period of time, people with infections do not react to the medications provided to them by their physician. This is a fact that has been established by research and can not be disputed. Now it is being mentioned that honey, which has been used for thousands of years to clean wounds and fight bacteria, could possibly hold the key in combating the modern threat of drug-resistant bacteria.
A study that was conducted recently clearly showed that manuka honey could fight back such accidents on two fronts. It can kill the bacteria that have become resistant to drugs and can also prevent them from becoming opposed to antibiotics. The medical fraternity has also referred to the dangers of such bacteria coming into contact with people. They have conducted the research by using three types of honey's for this purpose. The tests were carried out by using manuka, kanuka and clover honey to understand which of the three were better when treating chronic skin wounds.
During the research, it was found that manuka honey provided the best results. It was combined with common antibiotics and used to clean wounds on patients. The results showed that the treatment could hamper the spread of bacteria within the wounds. Even more important was the fact that manuka honey pretended the bacteria from developing any resistance to the antibiotics used.
The study allowed researchers to conclude that this product was indeed the best available and would be used to deal with such conditions. However, they also stated that to take maximum advantage of the antibacterial properties, they would be required to use sterilized medical grade honey rather than the commercial variety.
Drugs and antibiotics have for long been blamed for the resistance which bacteria develop against them. It is not understood why the curative fraternity did not look at a natural product, which was being used for centuries to deal with such conditions. Now that the information is available in public domain it is possible that it will become the preferred choice of the medical fraternity to treat wounds on the skin.
Looking at the positive results that have been claimed by researchers it is possible that people would want to keep a bottle of manuka honey within reach to deal with injuries to the skin. However, they will do well to search for a product that has been classified as medical grade because other varieties, which are available could be contaminated and unfit for such use.