MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is bacterium resistant to antibiotic medications, such as: penicillin, amoxicillin and oxacillin. In most cases, people get infected with these bacteria by getting in direct contact with the skin of the person that has already been infected. However, there is the possibility to get infected with MRSA if you use towels or bandages that were used by infected person.
The treatment for people infected with MRSA is not easy, because these bacteria don’t react to common anti-bacterial treatments with antibiotic drugs. Antibiotic don’t work against MRSA because they can’t destroy these bacteria. Under these circumstances, antibiotic medications get changed by the bacteria thus reducing the effectiveness of the drug. The reason behind this change is in mutation of the MRSA bacteria. Mutations help bacteria develop new traits and these protect them from antibiotic medications. Mutated bacteria grow uninterrupted and eventually there is only such bacterium on which the drugs won’t work. Recently, there have been a growing number of bacteria (about 70% of all known bacteria) who are resistant to at least one of the antibiotic that once worked against them.
Natural Solution for MRSA Infections
Manuka honey may be the solution many doctors hoped for, when it comes to treatment of MRSA bacteria. This is the honey produced by the bees, from the plant known as Manuka tree (or Leptospermum scoparicum, in Latin). The plant is known to grow only in Australia and New Zealand, and the bees produce this honey when collecting the nectar from the flowers of Manuka tree. The bees add some of their enzymes to the nectar and produce Manuka honey, which is well known to have certain anti-bacterial properties, making this honey very much different than usual honey, and also quite effective against MRSA infections.
So far, various studies have proved that Manuka honey can be efficient to treat MRSA wounds that weren’t responding to antibiotic treatment, and because of that it is currently used as wound dressing. There is not a single bacteria found to be resistant to Manuka honey and not a single case of MRSA infections that wasn’t successfully treated with it.
Honeymark is the company which uses Manuka tree honey and makes wound care products. Manuka honey is the main ingredient of all products, ensuring the efficiency against MRSA. There are also other ingredients, like Benzalkonium Chloride, which is highly efficient against bacteria and approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to be used as antiseptic.