By Phil Mercer, The National (UAE), 7/4/2009
SYDNEY // Australian scientists have discovered that honey is a powerful natural medicine capable of killing almost all types of bacteria, including drug-resistant superbugs that threaten the lives of hospital patients around the world.
The miracle sweet liquid is Manuka or jelly bush honey and is made only by bees collecting pollen and nectar from trees in Australia and New Zealand.
After seven years of research, a team at the University of Sydney has found that this simple product has an extraordinary ability to destroy micro-organisms that cause infections in external wounds.
“The bacteria have all been killed very quickly by honey, despite any resistance [to other drugs] that they might have,” said Dee Carter, an associate professor…