British and American researchers have discovered that a medieval concoction that helps in treating eye infections also holds an incredible ability to kill the MRSA superbug.
A 10th-century medicine, comprising of mixture of onion, wine, garlic and cow stomach bile, which was originally used to treat infections of eye may also be helpful in curing staph infections.
According to the research paper, the medical recipe specifically includes the mixture of the mentioned ingredients that will be brewed in a brass vessel, which is further purified through a strainer, and then left for settling down for nine days before its final use.
Dr. Christina Lee, an English professor at the Nottingham University, recreated the treatment procedure in order to find out if it could work as a modern-day remedy for the health condition. Lee was surprised with the results as the remedy procedure not only cleared up styes, but also effectively worked against the potentially fatal MRSA superbug.
According to the reports, the mixture was able to kill nearly 999 out of 1,000 MRSA bacterial cells that were present in the wounds of mice.
Dr. Kendra Rumbaugh, a professor at the Texas Tech University, said that the centuries-old treatment succeeded in working as good, if not better than, the traditional antibiotics.
The researchers are clueless about the reason behind the enormous efficacy of the remedy in treating the condition. Further studies showed that no single ingredient had a discernable effect on the potentially deadly superbug, making researchers to believe that the specific combination of ingredients and brewing method hold the key to effective remedy.
The researchers have sought additional funding in order to test the method on humans.