By MICROBIOLOGY SOCIETY
Could a blend of honey and vinegar serve as a traditional yet innovative approach to addressing persistent infections?
The mixture of honey and vinegar, also known as oxymel, has been used as a medical treatment throughout history. Now, contemporary science is acknowledging its potential utility in wound care applications.
A study recently published in the journal Microbiology, is the first comprehensive exploration of how the ancient mixture could be applied to modern medicine and improve treatments for infections.
Bacterial infections can be difficult to treat, particularly when they are protected within a biofilm. A biofilm is a complex system of bacteria that can attach tightly to surfaces, like flesh in a wound infection. Bacteria that are protected in a biofilm are difficult to kill, and treatments today are not always effective at removing them…
* THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.