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An ancient remedy for antibiotic-resistant MRSA

Dr. Karol M.D Article by: Dr. Karol M.D
Date: Apr 16, 2015 · Posted in: Herbal Medicine, Immunity
An ancient remedy for antibiotic-resistant MRSA

I recently posted a link on my Facebook page from BBC Health news about a 1000-year old remedy for eye infections from the 9th century Anglo Saxon medical manuscript called Bald's Leechbook. Scientists from the University of Nottingham in England recently recreated the remedy and tested it on one of the most antibiotic resistant super bugs of our time, the dreaded Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). The result: the 9th century recipe almost completely eradicated a whole colony of these bacteria. This is an absolutely phenomenal result with far-reaching and significant implications.


First of all, MRSA is one of the most common infections that occur in hospital settings. It attacks vulnerable patients undergoing treatment whose immune systems are weakened by disease or surgeries. MRSA is an opportunist; it attacks the weak and wreaks havoc, often with fatal consequences.

And MRSA is almost completely resistant to conventional antibiotic treatments due to its high mutation rate, which allows it to adapt quickly to any new antibiotic treatment and become resistant via natural selection. It’s also due to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Misuse is the use of antibiotics without finishing the entire prescribed regimen. This allows for some bacteria to survive when the treatment is prematurely terminated, which then develop resistance through mutations and natural selection.


The medical establishment is trying desperately to keep up with this superbug by developing new and sophisticated antibiotics. However, the development of such new drugs costs millions if not billions of dollars, which renders any new antibiotic extremely expensive. The solution will only be short-lived as MRSA develops new resistance, rendering the new antibiotic ineffective. When this occurs, the pharmaceutical companies (Big Pharma) come up with a new drug, and the cycle repeats itself again. And as for side effects; the more sophisticated the newly developed antibiotic, the more potentially serious side effects they possess.


This is the primary reason why practical researchers started to look for a solution elsewhere. To me, it was genius to look at a 9th century manuscript. The remedy could not have been simpler:

1. Equal amounts of garlic and another allium (onion or leek), finely chopped and crushed in a mortar for two minutes.

2. Add 25ml (0.87 oz.) of English wine - taken from a historic vineyard near Glastonbury.

3. Dissolve bovine salts in distilled water, add and then keep chilled for nine days at 4 ° C.

Believe it or not, this recipe is far more effective for MRSA than any antibiotic or antibiotic combination currently available.


Both garlic and onion are well known to possess antibiotic qualities. This is due to the high content of sulphur-containing compounds. These sulphur compounds also possess potent anti-cancer properties. These compounds only retain their value when the garlic and onion are in their raw form, (i.e., not cooked or heated), and when they are not stored at room temperature for a prolonged period of time after being crushed. If stored, the temperature should be about 4 ° C.

Any good quality red wine will do, as it relaxes the body and alleviates the stress of fighting the infection. It also dilates small blood vessels, bringing in more blood with bacteria-killing compounds from garlic and onion.

The bovine salts are bile salts from a cow’s gall bladder. Why this is included is not entirely clear. Perhaps it is because bile salts dissolve fats. By adding bile salts to the mixture and storing at a low temperature for 9 days, it may allow the bile salts to further break down the individual cells of garlic and onion in order to release the active ingredients. This would make the final product more potent. The second possibility is that the bile salts may be absorbed after ingestion and then distributed to locations with bacteria present, where they may contribute to making the bacterial cell membranes more vulnerable to the antibiotic compounds found in garlic and onion.

Whatever the case may be, the mixture without bile salts will still offer a potent attack and defense mechanism against any bacterial infection, which is fortunate because you may have some challenges finding bovine bile salts or a fresh bovine gall bladder. This amazing mixture will also provide you with a potent anti-cancer punch, as well as many other health benefiting effects such as increased immunity, increased vitality and an anti-aging effect due to its anti-oxidative quality.

So next time you get sick don’t rush off to your doctor for an antibiotic that is probably only partially effective, expensive and not good for your internal organs. Use that as a last resort. Try this ancient remedy first.  

Dr. Karol Wojewnik, MD

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