Is Honey Better Than Antibiotics?

Playing Is This Honey Better Than Antibiotics?

Can food be better than medicine? The Doctors examine a type of honey that has been found to be more effective than antibiotics!

Manuka honey, which comes from New Zealand, has been shown to be a powerful remedy against the growth of bacterial biofilms in medical devices and curbs the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms, which are thin but strong layers of microbes that build on and attach to surfaces. It is also used to treat minor wounds and burns.

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ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says it has also been effective in treating antibiotic-resistant infections.

Of course not all honey is as effective as this type. The effective Manuka honey is made by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush, while other traditional types of honey have been found to be less effective.

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As always, if you have a serious illness, infection or ailment, please check with your medical care provider about the right course of treatment.