by Anna Maltby
In the realm of "stuff that could bring down civilization as we know it and possibly kill us all," drug resistance is a particularly terrifying beast. SELF has reported on it before, and the big question always seems to be, "What the heck can we do about this?!"
Well, one answer may actually be sitting in your pantry right now. We've known for centuries that plain old honey has infection-fighting properties, and new research is sussing out why: A study presented this month at the American Chemical Society National Meeting suggests that, in addition to straight-up killing bacteria, honey possesses another tool that helps it fight infections -- and that doesn't risk helping bacteria develop resistance.
Sciencey moment here, so stay with us: Honey appears to help shut down a bacterial property called quorum sensing, according to the study's lead author, Susan Meschwitz, PhD, an assistant professor of chemistry at Salve Regina University. "Quorum sensing is theRead More »from Is Honey a Miracle Health Cure?