The findings of a new study have now revealed that an ancient remedy could possibly be of help in destroying antibiotic resistant superbugs, even methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the many concerning conditions prevalent today.
Researchers seem to have found a treatment for eye infections listed down in an Anglo-Saxon manuscript titled Bald’s Leechbook, which could possibly help destroy antibiotic-resistant superbugs, particularly MRSA.
Bald’s Leechbook is an ancient English book which has instructions to many treatments, and is held among the top medical textbooks in the British Library.
The researchers believe that this manuscript could be effective in fighting the modern day battle against many antibiotic resistant diseases, which is a growing problem across the globe.
Drug resistant bacteria are thought to cause 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths every year in the United States alone, and this ancient Anglo-Saxon remedy, which contains ingredients such as leek, garlic, wine and bile from the stomach of a cow, could prove to be helpful.
Some microbiology experts have also tested this remedy on large cultures of MRSA in the lab, and also on infected wounds in mice.
This mixture managed to completely wipe out MRSA when introduced ina controlled environment, which makes it look promising.
Hopefully, these new findings could pave the way for the development of newer treatment options, and could possibly also give herbal and natural remedies a comeback.