People have been using honey for centuries because of its powerful antibiotic properties. Additionally, scientists were finally able to confirm its anti-bacterial properties as well. Because of its antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties, honey is more potent than conventional antibiotics. Defensing-1 is a protein, which is created by bees is contained in honey. This protein is what kills the germs.
When applied topically, honey is able to eliminate a number of pathogens like flesh eating bacteria and MRSA. Moreover, it was discovered that the treated bacteria didn’t buildup any resistance, which is the case with conventional antibiotics. The power of honey lies in its capability to fight infection on various levels, thus making it difficult for bacteria to resist. Susan M. Meschwitz, Ph.D., says that honey uses a synthesis of fighting methods, like an osmotic effect. This is due to the high concentration of sugar in the honey. During this process, the bacteria cells are left without water, and the pathogens have no choice. They become dehydrated and die.
Petar Molan, who is a biochemist, has studied natural antibiotics, such as honey extensively for 25 years and he says that Manuka honey kills even the most resistant bacteria. He adds that honey is powerful even when diluted in one tenth of its original concentration.
He also stated that there is a ton of clinical evidence which proves that honey is by far more effective in treating wounds than conventional products.
Honey is abundant in antioxidants, probiotics, minerals and vitamins. Moreover, it is high in vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), vitamin A, B5 known as pantothenic acid, rutine, biotic and vitamin C. Additionally, honey is rich in various minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, iodine, and copper.
The effectiveness of honey in destroying bacteria is so high that it should be the primary choice when it comes to treating a bacterial infection.
However, you need to buy organic and raw honey since the heating during the manufacturing process eliminates enzymes and nutrients. Furthermore, honey which is locally grown and raw and is from the area where you reside is more beneficial since it has immune stimulating properties which your body needs to adapt to the new environment.
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