Tagged: antibiotics

Discovery reveals plant-based aspirin medicine was used 50,000 years ago

by Amy Goodrich

Neanderthals are our closest extinct relatives. They left Africa some 200,000 years ago to venture into Eurasia long before humans did. It is believed that, for a while, Neanderthals and our early human ancestors lived alongside each other in Europe. While Neanderthals looked quite similar to us, they are often thought of as our dumber, more brute caveman relatives.

New research, however, has discovered that they may have been more intelligent than we think. While antibiotics and painkillers are often touted as the miracles of modern medicine, it appears that our early relatives were using them tens of thousands of years before we first discovered them. Continue reading

Manuka honey kills more bacteria than all available antibiotics

Not all honey is created equal. While the benefits of raw, unprocessed honey have been well-documented over the centuries, Australian researchers have found one type of honey, called Manuka honey, to be better than all known antibiotics.

Manuka honey is produced by bees that forage on the nectar of Leptospermum Scoparium, or New Zealand’s Manuka bush, as well as tea trees, native to Australia and New Zealand only. Continue reading

New flesh-eating superbug hits Britain

The lot of an alternative health writer is a strange one. There are days when you wonder if it’s merely that orthodox medical chemical solutions have failed us and it’s all just been the most terrible mistake. On others, you wonder if we are actually under attack as a species.

Today is no exception … as we hear about yet another potentially deadly, flesh eating superbug to have found its way into communities through being passed on in buses and trains.

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