"Our results show that folklore and traditional medicine are being investigated for new antibiotics," said Paul Dyson, professor at Swansea University School of Medicine, Wales, UK. From the perspective of science, the ancestors respond to current problems.
The unknown bacterial strain found in Irish lands has been demonstrated against four major superbugby resistant antibiotics.
A new bacterial strain called Streptomyces sp. Myrophorea was discovered by a group of researchers from Wales, Brazil, Iraq and Northern Ireland. Microbiology Frontiers was published.
The land that originated in a land in Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, known as "Boho Highlands". Soil is an "alkaline" field and it has always been said that healing properties.
In the search for new antibiotics to deal with multiple endurance, researchers have explored new sources, including known medications: ethnopharmacology research field. In addition, they are based on environments, where you can find well-known producers of antibiotics such as Streptomyces.
A member of the research team, Gerry Quinn, a former resident of Boho, in the Fermanagh village, announced many years of healing traditions. Traditionally, a small dirt was collected in a cotton cloth and cured ailments, such as toothache, throat and neck infections. Interestingly, earlier Druid occupied this area some 1500 years ago, and Neolithic was 4,000 years ago.
"The main findings of the study were the recently identified Streptomyces tension that WHO had the potential to inhibit the growth of four major multiresistant medicinal products from medication: vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE), Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Klebsiella pneumonia and carbenepenem Acinetobacter baumanii resistant" , experts said.
It is still unclear what the new strain component prevents the growth of pathogens, but the group is already investigating.
Dyson concluded: "Our discovery is an important step forward in the fight against antibiotic resistance and traditional medicine needs to be investigated, and scientists, historians and archaeologists may have something to do with this task. The answer to this very modern problem may be the wisdom of the past."