Soil to which healing properties are attributed
One member of the research team, Jerry Quinn, a former Boho resident in Fermana County, has known about the healing traditions of the region for many years.
Traditionally, a small amount of dirt was wrapped in cotton fabric and used to treat many diseases, such as toothache, throat and neck infections. Interestingly, this area was previously occupied by druids, about 1,500 years ago, and by Neoliths, 4,000 years ago.
The main findings of the study were that the newly identified Streptomyces strain inhibited the growth of four of the six major multi-resistant pathogens that WHO identified as responsible for medical-related infections: vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE), Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA ), Klebsiella pneumonia and carbenepen-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii. It also inhibits gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, which differ in the structure of their cell wall; As a rule, gram-negative bacteria are more resistant to antibiotics.
It is not clear which component of the new strain prevents the growth of pathogenic microorganisms, but the team is already studying this.
Professor Paul Dyson from Swansea University School of Medicine said: "This new bacterial strain is effective against 4 of 6 major antibiotic resistant pathogens, including MRSA." Our discovery is an important step forward in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
“Our results show that in search of new antibiotics it is worth exploring folklore and traditional medicines. Scientists, historians and archaeologists can contribute to this task. It seems that this is part of the solution to this very modern problem. it may be in the wisdom of the past. "