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1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA

(35 Posts)
Elegran Tue 31-Mar-15 00:13:44

This sounds wonderful - but I found the report in the early hours of April 1st. I do hope that it is true.

Lona Tue 31-Mar-15 07:58:51

Was that last year Elegran?
It's not the 1st yet smile

soontobe Tue 31-Mar-15 08:55:29

It might be the 1st in say Fiji or somewhere.

But I expect it is true?

Soutra Tue 31-Mar-15 09:02:39

I read it this morning (can't do links) and one of the "miracle" ingredients would appear to be cow bile. It will be eye of frog next I expect, but if it fights MRSA bring on the witches!

Soutra Tue 31-Mar-15 09:03:24

Is anywhere 24 hours ahead of GMT/BST? Even Fiji?

Soutra Tue 31-Mar-15 09:06:25

Just checked -11 hours ahead of us, 8.05 Fiji

annodomini Tue 31-Mar-15 09:45:19

12 hours ahead in NZ. Their clocks go back next weekend. in 2 hours 15 minutesit will be April 1st down there.

soontobe Tue 31-Mar-15 10:03:45

Ah yes. I forgot that we are in the middle of things, time wise. So some places are only 12 hours ahead, and not the 24.

Elegran Tue 31-Mar-15 10:26:08

It was about 1 am this morning - my brain wasn't working too well so I thought March had 30 days.
Could be true then. Weird but very interesting. We are running out of effective antibiotics so any new direction will be good.

AlieOxon Tue 31-Mar-15 10:51:02

Manuka honey will do it too. As a carer I used it on my friend's legs - two years skin infection not responding to antibiotics - with her encouragement....started in October and in February she went on holiday with no bandages.

Juliette Tue 31-Mar-15 11:49:11

Manuka Honey is brilliant for persistent coughs also. It has anti-biotic properties. I keep recommending it on here but no one has ever responded.

Marmight Tue 31-Mar-15 12:02:22

I have Manuka honey on my porridge, take a spoonful for sore throats and have used it on burns. Seems to work! Sadly since I started using it, it has tripled in price.

AlieOxon Tue 31-Mar-15 12:03:06

Yes, it does. Even my daughter says so!

janeainsworth Tue 31-Mar-15 14:03:36

don't try this at home wink

janerowena Tue 31-Mar-15 14:27:13

I wonder if it has to be cow bile? Maybe other biles would work? [eyesupneighbour'spigs]

I do love a good home remedy - and that is GOOD. smile

Juliette I shall give your honey a try. What puts me off is, it's

A expensive

B DBH would eat it all

C expensive

AlieOxon Tue 31-Mar-15 14:53:29

Yes it is expensive but I don't count it as a food! Very small amounts work.

AlieOxon Tue 31-Mar-15 14:53:47

Hide it.

Juliette Tue 31-Mar-15 15:19:50

AlieOxon would you mind sharing how you applied the honey to your friend's leg?
It was using it in this way that I first heard about it and in very similar circumstances to you.

janerowena Tue 31-Mar-15 15:49:40

I would have to hide it.

AlieOxon Tue 31-Mar-15 16:05:41

How I did it:
......sorry if TMI but I feel it may be useful.

Using non-stick 'Tricotex' squares (10 x 10cm) I spread honey thinly, put on raw patches, and covered with greaseproof paper. This was an experiment but held the honey on, unlike a bandage which soaked it away.

(Extraordinarily, the honey doesn't hurt on the sores unless it is too strong, we tried 5+ first, can increase if not enough effect.)
I changed the dressing twice a day at first. Note - hygienic precautions when dealing with this! Also with used bandages.

On top of this, an ordinary absorbent bandage which absorbed any oozing - it does at the beginning. The sores gradually became smaller and less painful over a month or two, needing less dressings and less often, and finally healed up.

AlieOxon Tue 31-Mar-15 16:06:50

Sorry, should have put the last paragraph second!

felice Tue 31-Mar-15 16:26:00

Ooops, read the OP and immediately phoned my Dentist as I have an appointment on Thursday 2nd of April,,,,
He now thinks I am an even dafter old bat than he probably already thought I was.!!!!!!!

AlieOxon Tue 31-Mar-15 16:27:53

Corrections here. (I've now found the file I kept as a log at the time.)
We started the honey at the end of June and she went on holiday at the beginning of October.

thatbags Tue 31-Mar-15 17:03:09

The report I read said the mixture was 90% effective against MRSA. While that is good, it's not a killing.

AlieOxon Tue 31-Mar-15 17:21:23

Well, it worked this time.