Photo: How Honey Curbs the MRSA Superbug



A bee rests on a manuka flower in Cornwall, U.K., in June 2009. Manuka bushes, native to New Zealand and Australia, are the source of a dark, bitter honey with antibacterial properties.

Manuka honey thwarts infections by stealing a protein that the bacteria need to survive, according to a September 2009 study.

Photograph by Barry Batchelor/PA Wire


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