Natural Remedy May Hold Hope for Stubborn Infections.

Natural Remedy May Hold Hope for Stubborn Infections.

Jennie Lyon

Researchers Find Natural Remedy from an Unexpected Source Cures MRSA

With today’s advancements in modern medicine, you may be surprised to learn about the origins of the recently discovered remedy for MRSA. MRSA is a contemporary superbug, but the natural cure comes from a ninth-century Anglo-Saxon salve for eye infections. This old recipe has been proven to disrupt the naturally antibiotic-resistant biofilms as verified by research at The University of Nottingham and Texas Tech University.

MRSA - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It is also called oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It’s persistent, unpleasant, and – until recently – tough to cure.

Ingredients of this old recipe include onion, garlic… and part of a cow’s stomach. How might one go about brewing an old fashioned potion like this one? In a copper vessel, of course. The copper is actually a key property to the way the ingredients function together.

The recipe is originally from one of the earliest-known books of medicine called Bald’s Leechbook. It’s an incredibly old volume that can be found in the British Library. Researchers suspected that there may be some medicinal properties to the old recipe, but they were blown away but its effectiveness.

The moral of the story? Never underestimate the power of natural ingredients… and pay more attention to your grandmother’s old home remedies.