Antibiotic Resistant Superbug Killed by 1,000 Year Old Remedy

Onions, garlic, wine and a piece of a cow's stomach

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Thu, Apr 2nd, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The BBC reports that a 1,000 year old medicinal recipe from the Anglo-Saxon manuscript Bald's Leechbook is effective in killing antibiotic-resistant superbug staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). More here about bioprospecting in the past.

The leechbook is one of the earliest examples of what might loosely be called a medical textbook.

It seems Anglo-Saxon physicians may actually have practiced something pretty close to the modern scientific method, with its emphasis on observation and experimentation.

Bald's Leechbook could hold some important lessons for our modern day battle with anti-microbial resistance.

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