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Medieval remedy seems to kill antibiotic resistant bacteria

 
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Sorry for the hyperbolic-sounding headline, but I didn't really know how else to write it.

This article showed up on Facebook, and it seemed worth sharing here. Similar stories are posted by reputable news agencies, so I feel like it's probably a real thing, at least given what they know about it so far. The recipe seems to be made of ingredients that could be commonly found on a permaculture farm. It will be interesting to see where this line of study goes and what things turn out to have real efficacy.

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/03/30/anglo-saxon-medicine-is-able-to-kill-modern-day-superbug-researchers-find/
 
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So i found a Video about a 1000 year old potion recipe that is a super effective antibiotic. I immediately thought this is right up our ally.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo4K51bQVs0

 
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No problem. I originally found this as a Facebook link. I wanted to know more and a little more digging yielded the original video so i linked in my original post.
 
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This was on NPR today!
 
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This was also on CNN today. http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/31/health/anglo-saxon-potion-mrsa/index.html

 
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Not very surprising that they had their own effective forms of medicine back then. The problem is very few bothered sorting them out from the massive amount of ineffective remedies. No idea why it's receiving so much interest from the news compared to other things, though. Do they only report on weird cure that would be very hard to get the ingredients for, and most people would be too disgusted to try?
 
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News outlets look at what others are covering. A bit of buzz creates more, until something new and different comes along.
 
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I quite like this formula too.

http://www.secretofthieves.com/thieves-spray.cfm
 
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We've been using a root decoction and tincture of Fallopian japonica and Berberis thurbunjii to effectively remain asymptomatic after positive Lyme tests. We are inundated with deer ticks here in the north asa and Lyme Disease seems to be one of the most under reported epidemics in our region of Maine. A strong tea of the roots seems to alleviate the debilitating effects of chronic as well as accuse Lyme disease symptoms in the instructors, staff, and apprentices at the school with a 100% success rate since 2008. Be mindful to follow strict gathering protocols to prevent the spread of this highly aggressive plant and burn any leftovers in the stove. Rinsing the roots on site and in buckets and not in the sink is also important. Here is an older but useful instructional video on this important antimicrobial.
 
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Hmm, Huhner I his book Herbal Antibiotics says, that garlic is a very weak one. But video says that those ingredients separately were not effective, just in combination and through that method, which included fermenting how much I understood. What the recipe is exactly?
 
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