antibacterial

Salsa Secret: Spice identified as strong antibiotic

Researchers have identified a compound in cilantro, a key flavour component of salsa and a variety of other dishes, that kills harmful Salmonella bacteria. It shows promise as a safe, natural food additive that could help prevent foodborne illness, according to a joint study by US and Mexican researchers. The compound — dodecenal — was [...]

Salsa Secret: Spice identified as strong antibiotic 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

Honey Heals! Researcher details antibacterial power of honey

Research undertaken by Dr Shona Blair at Sydney University has shed some light on the unusual antibacterial activity of certain types of honey, leading to a greater understanding of the ability of some honeys to kill pathogenic bacteria and promote wound healing. In a study, the potent Leptospermum honey, made from jelly bush flowers and [...]

Honey Heals! Researcher details antibacterial power of honey 2015-09-09T13:50:29+00:00

Remedy beats pneumonia bacteria

According to a recent study, garlic may be one of nature’s best defences against bacterial pneumonia. Researchers at the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute studied the effects of a garlic extract on strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. The test results showed garlic extract to be highly potent. The garlic was able to completely inhibit the [...]

Remedy beats pneumonia bacteria 2015-09-09T13:52:18+00:00

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