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What to Know About Manuka Honey Nose Staph

Honey has been known as a natural medicine for centuries. As we know that Streptococcus pyogenes is a common bacterium on the skin. It is often associated with chronic wounds. Bacteria that infect wounds can come together to form ‘biofilms’, so that it becomes a barrier for medicine to cure chronic infections.

Researchers from University of Cardiff Metropolitan have examined about manuka honey nose staph cannot only destroy biofilms formed by Streptococcuspyogenes, but also can prevent the initial attachment of the bacteria in the wound tissue components.

According to a new study published in the journal Microbiology, manuka honey nose staph could help clear the infection and inhibit the development of chronic wounds. These findings provide further evidence for the clinical use of nose staph manuka honey to treat bacterial infections that are increasingly resistant to antibiotics.

manuka honey nose staph1Treatment of wounds that are infected by Streptococcus pyogenes is often failed. This is widely should be the biofilms development that makes it difficult for antibiotics to penetrate (aside from the problem of antibiotic resistance).

The results of manuka honey nose staph proved honey concentration which is very small will prevent the beginning of the formation of biofilms and kill 85% of bacteria in the biofilm that had formed within 2 hours.

Cardiff team is working to provide a molecular explanation of the mechanism of this antibacterial manuka honey nose staph. Recent research has shown that honey can interfere with the interaction between S. pyogenes and fibronectin (protein in humans, which is in damaged cells surface).

As the leader of the study, Dr. Sarah Maddock explains that the bacteria surface molecules attach to human fibronectin, and make the bacteria bound to the cell. This allows the occurrence of infection and biofilm developmentā€. It is found that honey reduced the expression of the protein on the bacterial surface, and inhibits binding to human fibronectin, resulting in the formation of biofilms are much less likely.

Nose staph manuka honey will minimize the acute wound initiation infections and the chronic infection establishment through such a mechanism.