Ancient Medicine Does What Modern Medicine Couldn’t
According to BBC, all it took to kill MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) was a remedy from a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon manuscript called “Bald’s Leechbook”. Somehow, the word “leech” doesn’t exactly give one a lot of faith in the quality of healthcare, during the 9th Century.
Apparently, all one needs to get rid of one of the nastiest superbugs known to mankind, was a little garlic, onion or leeks, wine and some cow bile…for flavor, I guess.
The recipe was originally for an “eye salve” but according to the research that’s been done, the concoction kills 90% of the MRSA bacteria. Which, is more than can be said for any of the modern remedies.
I think it’s a pretty safe bet there’s gonna be some serious research into what other “cures” for modern ailments can be found in that musty old book.
The team’s findings will be presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for General Microbiology, in Birmingham