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New 'super-honey' offers healing power

Posted on Tuesday, 13 August, 2013 | Comment icon 28 comments | News tip by: seeder

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A new bio-engineered 'super honey' is proving highly effective at treating infections and wounds.

Known as 'Surgihoney' the new substance appears to provide unique health benefits and could revolutionize the treatment of infected wounds. Trials indicated that it was highly effective against MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria and has been used to help heal the wounds of soldiers in Afghanistan. It also seems to be helpful in the treatment of ulcers and even acne.

"I have conducted numerous laboratory tests and compared it with honeys from around the world," said microbiologist Dr Matthew Dryden. "I found Surgihoney better for treating every type of bug. So for the past year I have been using it on patients and the results have been amazing."

"A new honey has been produced that has had ‘amazing’ results treating wounds and infections."

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Comment icon #19 Posted by Parsec on 15 August, 2013, 18:38
Surely it's not pure honey, there's some additive in it. Maybe they could have add some royal jelly too, but it can't be the only thing, otherwise I don't think they could patent it. Other than that, they're already used in combo since thousands of years, so still I don't think they could patent it. But if it's the case, they're doing a great con!
Comment icon #20 Posted by AceBangerTheGuru on 16 August, 2013, 5:14
The Creator has already Providided EVERYTHING "we" NEED !!! Man Just Likes and Always has Liked to try & 1Up GOD !!! GoodLuckWithThat !!! Stay Natural, Get Off ALL Man made EVERYTHING , I am, have, will ... "they" Say, We Should ... I say, We Dont ... Just Say, SHOUNT !!!
Comment icon #21 Posted by moonshadow60 on 16 August, 2013, 22:35
I've been taking a teaspoon of raw, unfiltered honey every day since I was 21 years old. So far, so good.
Comment icon #22 Posted by seeder on 16 August, 2013, 22:47
I bet your really buzzing then - after all that time?
Comment icon #23 Posted by SkepticalB on 16 August, 2013, 22:48
....thought this said super horny......cant decide if honey is better.
Comment icon #24 Posted by SkepticalB on 16 August, 2013, 23:26
....youre using a computer
Comment icon #25 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 16 August, 2013, 23:39
Lets see ... bets on it coming from a "altered" honeybee? Bets on that Bee 'escaping' into the wild and thus meaning either a mutation in the bee population (ie South American Killer Bees) or a certain much beloved corporation claiming any bee with that altered Bee's DNA belongs to them and if you have a bee like that on your property thus meaning you owe them squllions? anyone??
Comment icon #26 Posted by seeder on 16 August, 2013, 23:57
maybe they just added stuff to regular natural honey too, leaving the bee totally out of it. Like how they add bacteria to yoghurts, making probiotics, leaving the cow out if it too .
Comment icon #27 Posted by brlesq1 on 17 August, 2013, 23:33
I use raw honey for just about everything--minor cuts, burns, sore throats--you name it. It works. If they'd stop messing around with things that ain't broke, the world would be a lot better place. But someone's trying to build a better mousetrap, and that just means $$ lining their pockets.
Comment icon #28 Posted by SewerRat on 20 August, 2013, 8:00
The magical ingredient of honey is hydrogen peroxide. It has antiseptic qualities which help to keep the bee hive free of harmful bacteria and parasites thus ensuring a safe growing environment for the larvae which feed on the sweet part. Hydrogen peroxide is a strong oxidising agent, acting as a bleach at high concentrations (hence the peroxide blondes of yesteryear). Presumably, the modification to honey which is claimed to make it more medically effective is nothing more than increasing the peroxide concentration. Bees normally carry nectar to the hive and repeatedly regurgitate it until it... [More]

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