Thousand Year Old Potion Recipe Kills MRSA Superbug

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From Controversial Times:  A thousand year old Anglo-Saxon recipe for curing infections has successfully killed the MSRA superbug which is becoming more common in hospitals around the world.

The recipe, which is garlic based, was found to be able to kill up to 90% of MRSA infections during testing. The salve was also found to be more effective at neutralizing mature, thick infections that traditional antibiotics have a hard time reaching.

According to new research:

A one thousand year old Anglo-Saxon remedy for eye infections which originates from a manuscript in the British Library has been found to kill the modern-day superbug MRSA in an unusual research collaboration at The University of Nottingham.

Dr Christina Lee, an Anglo-Saxon expert from the School of English has enlisted the help of microbiologists from University’s Centre for Biomolecular Sciences to recreate a 10th century potion for eye infections from Bald’s Leechbook an Old English leatherbound volume in the British Library, to see if it really works as an antibacterial remedy. The Leechbook is widely thought of as one of the earliest known medical textbooks and contains Anglo-Saxon medical advice and recipes for medicines, salves and treatments.

Early results on the ‘potion’, tested in vitro at Nottingham and backed up by mouse model tests at a university in the United States, are, in the words of the US collaborator, “astonishing”. The solution has had remarkable effects on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which is one of the most antibiotic-resistant bugs costing modern health services billions.

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