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Doctors discover 'super honey' with amazing power to treat soldiers' wounds and kill superbug infections

Surgihoney has been tested in Hampshire hospitals for a year Wounds, ulcers and MRSA healed within days thanks to the honey
By Valerie Elliott PUBLISHED: 22:43 GMT, 10 August 2013 | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 10 August 2013

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'Super honey': A new type of honey has produced amazing results treating wounds and infections

A new honey has been produced that has had amazing results treating wounds and infections. The bio-engineered product Surgihoney was tested on babies, new mothers, cancer patients and the elderly for over a year in Hampshire hospitals. Wounds and ulcers, including those infected with the superbug MRSA, healed within days, while the number of women who suffered infections after giving birth by caesarean section has halved. It has also healed the wounds of soldiers returning from Afghanistan, and been used to treat acne and to protect the skin of cancer patients fitted with a catheter for chemotherapy. Dr Matthew Dryden, consultant microbiologist at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: It will revolutionise wound care around the world. Honey has been used for its healing powers for thousands of years, although doctors favour penicillin and antibiotics. However, Surgihoney, which is stored in 10g sachets, can kill bacteria, parasites and fungal infections while also encouraging wounds to heal. Dr Dryden said: I have conducted numerous laboratory tests and compared it with honeys from around the world. 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. 'There are plenty of products that can kill bacteria but they often dont help heal tissue.

Honey is a fantastic natural medicine. The important extra is that it kills the bugs but doesnt damage the tissue.

Effective: The honey has helped patients suffering from MRSA

Surgihoney is being developed by Ian Staples, a businessman who once owned the Halfords motor accessories chain. He bought an organic farm in southern Chile, set up beehives then funded scientific researchers in Ireland to identify the unique health elements. The honey has been licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority in the UK but is not yet commercially available.

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Newest Oldest Best rated Worst rated View all Brought to you by the DM marketing department for (product name). Insert 'Surgihoney' in this instance. - John , Andalucia, Spain, 11/8/2013 14:02 Click to rate Report abuse Not new at all!It's been known for centuries except drug companied HATE natural helps and cures - david , St helier, 11/8/2013 13:55 Click to rate Report abuse Like everything that business do, make (bribe) the government register their product as only suitable bacuase it has been bio made of heat treated and hence safe, truth is I have used normal cheap store bought honey for years for burns, cuts etc etc and have had great results (hope your not alergic to bees though) I even use honey for heartburn/indigestion, much cheaper than those chalkie tablets and safer. I even use NORMAL honey on my little girls eczema and works everytime. Did you know honey was found in egypt 2000 years ago and it was still edible today and I bet they didnt mess with it then. - mik , Melbourne, 11/8/2013 13:47 Click to rate Report abuse I once new a girl called " Surgihoney " she was and cured all my man problems ! - Invinceble Truth , NGC Qld., 11/8/2013 13:31 Click to rate Report abuse the Cure for cancer is in Ayurveda- the traditional Hindu medical system from India, which is several thousands of years old and uses honey in many treatments of diseases - Andrew , London UK, 11/8/2013 13:31 Click to rate Report abuse Nothing new here. A previous article on this site last year tells of infection control in eyes by a one eyed man. - bazza , skipton, 11/8/2013 13:29 Click to rate Report abuse I think the cure for everything, even cancer, can be found in nature. We just don't know it yet! - LeeLee , Essex, 11/8/2013 13:20 Rating 3 Rating 7 Rating 1 Rating 1 Rating (0) Rating 1

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So now they'll want to patent and medicalize honey. I see what they did there. - Kate , New York, 11/8/2013 13:12 Click to rate Report abuse Manuca honey do that - munetonb , london, United Kingdom, 11/8/2013 13:02 Click to rate Report abuse In the mean time people are finding what honey can do but bees are dying out because no one wants bees in their garden, and people use unnatural stuff on their plants which kills off the bees. - MrDrummle , Newcastle, 11/8/2013 12:57 Click to rate Report abuse Share this comment The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Rating 23 Rating 28 Rating 13

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