Natural Clay Of Centuries Ago Used As Most Promising Natural Weapon Against Serious Bacterial Infection In Present: Study Shows

Natural Clay Of Centuries Ago Used As Most Promising Natural Weapon Against Serious Bacterial Infection In Present: Study Shows

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  • Post By : Microbioz India
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  • Date: 29 January, 2016

Researcher from University of Columbia recently proved the use of most promising natural weapon that is “Clay” in ancient time for treatment of serious bacterial infection. The result is the natural clay from British Columbia Canada is used for fighting against multi drug resistance bacteria, since long time.

The study recently published in American Society for Microbiology's mBio journal. The researcher suggest used of rare minerals present in Clay may be used in serious infection caused by: ESKAPE strains of bacteria normally called Enterococcus faecium.

According to research study,

"After 50 years of over-using and misusing antibiotics, ancient medicinals and other natural mineral-based agents may provide new weapons in the battle against multidrug-resistant pathogens."

According to author of Research,

"We're fortunate to be able to partner with UBC on this significant research program" says Lawrence Lund, president of Kisameet Glacial Clay, a business formed to market cosmetic and medicinal products derived from the clay. "We hope it will lead to the development of a novel and safe antimicrobial that can be added to the diminished arsenal for the fight against the ESKAPE pathogens and other infection-related health issues plaguing the planet."

Note: This Research is only for information purpose for more information go through original story source.

Story Source: University of British Columbia

Journal References:

Shekooh Behroozian, Sarah L. Svensson, Julian Davies. Kisameet Clay Exhibits Potent Antibacterial Activity against the ESKAPE Pathogens. mBio, 2016; 7 (1): e01842-15 DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01842-15

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