BACTERIOSTATIC ACTIVITY OF HONEY


In 1940 at a medical experiment nine bacteria (diphtheria, typhoid, paratyphate, staphylococci, etc.) were placed in honey. After a few hours or days all the above pathogens were destroyed.

Two are the explanations, the first says that honey achieves the complete drying of the bacteria. A second antibacterial factor is the presence of H2 O2 hydrogen peroxide. To do this, however, it is necessary to dissolve the honey in water. Thus Hippocrates gave a solution of honey for the cough and the illnesses of the throat and larynx.