A thousand-year-old recipe helps against dangerous super bacteria


The brown and transparent stuff from an ancient medical text is actually an eye ointment. The book it is called is Bald’s Leech Book and was written by a person named Cild on behalf of Bald. Who immediately attached his name to the book and the ointment.

Copper kettle

Researchers from the University of Warwick in England took out their copper cauldron and started working on the recipe for Bald’s eye ointment. They threw it in completely according to the instructions of Cild garlic, onion, dry English white wine and bile from a cow and let it steep for nine nights.

Strangely enough, the results are startling. The scientists discovered that the ointment works very well against various super bacteria and biofilms; in this case, groups of different bacteria in long-term inflammation.

Infected war wounds

Dr. Freya Harrison led the study, and she believes the ointment may work well against infected wounds, such as diabetic foot and leg ulcers. The ointment also had healing effects on respiratory infections, infected war wounds, but also surgical wound infections, scarlet fever, cellulite and rheumatic fever.

Biofilms and super bacteria are often highly resistant or even resistant to antibiotics. In 2015, another study from the University of Nottingham showed that the eye ointment works well against hospital bacteria MRSA.

The English researchers do point out that the separate ingredients do not have the investigated effect separately. “The combination of all ingredients is necessary to achieve the full effect.”


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