Queen Margaret University, 11/20/2012
New research has shown that honey produced in Portobello, Edinburgh is as effective in the fight against bacteria as the world famous Manuka honey from New Zealand.
Researchers from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh found that if used in high concentrations, Portobello honey is equally as effective as Manuka honey at killing some common strains of bacteria which cause wound infections.
The pilot research study investigated the effects of both honeys on Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and E coli, all of which are known to infect wounds. These bacteria present great challenges in hospitals where patients with wounds are often more susceptible to infections…