Bacteria found in ancient Irish soil halts growth of superbugs—new hope for tackling antibiotic resistance
What if your soil contained the newest antibiotic? Researchers are hopeful that is what they found in this soil from Ireland that has been traditionally used as a folk medicine. In the past, this soil has been wrapped in a cloth and used to treat a toothache, throat, and neck infections. Now, it's been shown to inhibit the growth of multi-resistant pathogens including MRSA. Here's the link to the article.
I highly doubt that this ancient soil was ever farmed conventionally. But maybe there have been those who tended the soil lovingly as we do in our gardens. And who knows what soil life miracles we're helping to grow in our own yards?
As Charlie Brown said in Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown "Don’t think of it as dust. Think of it as maybe the soil of some great past civilization. Maybe the soil of ancient Babylon. It staggers the imagination."
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