Bacteria have morphed into resistant superbugs, and pharmaceutical companies are practically helpless. But, a group of researchers from the Ethiopia’s College of Medicine proved that you do not need Big Pharma as an ally in the fight against diseases that, ironically, it created.
When combined, ginger powder extract and honey inhibit the growth of superbugs like MRSA, E Coli, and bacteria that causes pneumonia. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Escherichia coli, and Klebsiella pneumoniae are just some of the most dangerous superbugs.
When the group of researchers compared Ethiopian honey-ginger combination and three different antibiotics in the aspect of killing superbugs, the natural combination won considerably. (The researchers also tested a ginger-water solution.) Here is an abstract of the study:
“Conclusion. The result of this study showed that honey-ginger powder extract mixtures have the potential to serve as cheap source of antibacterial agents especially for the drug resistant bacteria strains.”
The superbugs were exposed to these “broths,” and each of them was cultured for 20-24 hours. The researchers tested the most “powerful” antibiotics created by the pharmaceutical industry: methicillin, amoxicillin, and penicillin.
They conducted 5 tests for each treatment of the bacteria:
- Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and non-MRSA)
- Escherichia coli (two different strains)
- Klebsiella pneumoniae
The ginger-honey combination proved to be more effective in inhibiting the bacteria growth than any of the antibiotics. Amoxicillin was the only antibiotic that came close to these results.
The duo averaged an inhibition level of 25.62, which ranged from 19 to 30 – this won over every pharmaceutical solution.
The ginger extract did not require any complex process either. The researchers dried some sliced ginger root pieces at 37 degrees for 24 hours. The pieces were later grounded and blended with some methanol and ethanol, and the result was a 50% solution. The solution was later blended with equal part of honey.
The water solution of ginger did not give the same results. This was tested in other research, which showed that alcohol actually extracts the powerful antibiotic substances contained in ginger.
The choice is yours. You can either keep taking life-threatening antibiotics and destroy your natural immunity, or trust this ginger-honey combination and improve your health. It is simple as that.