1,000 Year Old Remedy Supposedly Kills MRSA – Apr 1, 2015

Experts have been left ‘astonished’, after a 1000-year-old remedy for eye infections was found to almost completely wipe out the difficult-to-treat bacterium known as MRSA. Scientists recreated a 9th century Anglo-Saxon concoction, using onion, garlic and part of a cow’s stomach, which killed up to 90% of the antibiotic resistant bacterium. The findings will be presented at a national microbiology conference. The remedy was found in ‘Bald’s Leechbook’, an old English manuscript which is said to be one of the earliest examples of what could loosely be called a medical textbook.

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