Honey and Ginger Kill Superbugs Better than Pharmaceutical Meds..interesting thought
We know all too well the problems caused by superbugs becoming resistant to anti biotics, maybe this is an option?
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Escherichia coli, and Klebsiella pneumoniae are some of the most damaging superbugs around. Yet when researchers compared Ethiopian honey combined with ginger powder to three different antibiotics and their ability to kill superbugs, the ginger and honey combination won over the pharmaceutical drugs not by a little – but considerably. (They also tested a ginger-water solution for good measure).
Each ‘broth’ that the superbugs were exposed to was cultured for 20-24 hours. The three antibiotics used were some of the most ‘powerful’ the industry has ever created: methicillin, amoxicillin, and penicillin.
5 tests for each treatment of bacteria were conducted:
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and non-MRSA)
Escherichia coli (two different strains)
With all three superbugs, the ginger and honey combination was more effective at inhibiting growth than any of the antibiotics. The only antibiotic that even came close was amoxicillin.
I think its important to mention that whilst this is a real interesting study and one which could help solve potential issues with resistance to bugs we need to be cautious in using as medicine without medical advice.
I think its very reassuring to see that alternative options are being explored and tested.
Fascinating! I am severely allergic to the three antibiotics that were cited. So this natural solution is very appealing, and gives me hope.
When I recently had a Klebsiella UTI, the antibiotic I was given (Bactrim = sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) was not effectively overcoming it. My doctor had me consume "an abundance of dried rosemary leaves", which amounted to 0.25lb (0.11kg) in a 10-day period. That's a lot of rosemary, which fortunately tastes good to me! Rosemary is a strong anti-microbial, and it completed my healing.
I normally have extreme nausea, although not a true allergy, while taking Bactrim. Presumably because of drinking ginger-root tea and also eating ginger root daily, I experienced no nausea at all. My GI process was not disturbed by the antibiotic, instead of being housebound with diarrhea as usual. I did also take probiotics, spacing my doses separately from the antibiotic. I am most fortunate to have a doctor who is willing to prescribe natural as well as traditional medicines.
Im real pleased you found the thread useful wavewolf! I found it interesting also as im pretty much intolerant of anti biotics similar to you and if ever i have developed an infection the thoughts of having to take them would seriously worry me.
Great info Lαrα! Naturally antibiotics is something scientists need to research more. Something like this is great because I know I'm healing my body with good stuff and not some medication made up of who knows what!