Research suggests honey is the “bee’s knees: for treating infection.
Over the last 30 years a large number of reports have been published on in vitro studies investigating the antibacterial activity of different types of Leptospermum medicinal honey. These reports have been compiled by honey research facilities such as School of Molecular and microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia and Honey Research Unit – Waikato University in New Zealand.
Links to some of these reports are listed below:
Exerpts from Article – “The potential for honey in the management of wound and infection”.
by Shona Blair and Dee Carter, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Exerpts from ‘Catalyst’ program ABC TV an interview with Shona Blair School of Molecular and microbial Biosciences,
University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Exerpts from a paper by A.J Tonks, R.A Cooper et al “Honey stimulates inflammatory cytokine production from monocytes.”
Research from Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom.
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Exerpt from “Honey as an Antimicrobial Agent”
by Dr. Peter Molan – The Honey Research Unit Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand.