Raw honey have been effectively used against infections for a long time. Developing countries have abundant sources of fresh honey. Nevertheless, this source is depleting in advanced countries. Furthermore, antibiotic resistance is seriously increasing in developed nations.
The key to healing actually found in the antimicrobial properties of the raw honey. Check out this study at ScienceDaily.
Researchers from Sweden’s Lund University attributes a diverse production of antimicrobial compounds in raw honey to a distinct band of 13 lactic acid bacteria. They wondered how it would fare on infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa and ancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE)? The result from the laboratory is satisfactory.
So far the tests has been confined to the lab, only horses has been the exception. The horse owners tried different ways to get the wounds to heal, however it was the use of lactic acid bacteria that got the job done. One highly probably explanation on why it works so effectively is because there’s a huge variety of active substances involved.
When a treatment only has one active compound, such as antibiotics, that treatment is only effective on a limited variety of bacteria. These 13 lactic acid bacteria obviously can do a better job because it can address the threat of many more types of harmful microbes. Throughout the ages, bees have been able to thrive healthily because of its protective properties.
However, if you use store-bought honey, the result may not be the same. What you need is living lactic acid bacteria and that is what is missing in store bought honey.