Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Antibiotics for MRSA

This is interesting. Much like Traditional Chinese Medicine, some of the remedies seem to work but without any scientific proof. Now we have a potential cure with an ancient "antibiotic":

"A 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon remedy for eye infections has been found to be effective against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, researchers from the University of Nottingham said on Monday. The scientists recreated a 9th Century remedy to treat styes.

"The age-old remedy called for "cropleek and garlic, of both equal quantities, pound them well together … take wine and bullocks gall, mix with the leek … let it stand nine days in the brass vessel," according to the New Scientist."

So far, it works on MRSA-infected mice.