French Clay May Heal Antibiotic Resistant Infections Such as MRSA
Teresa Neumann : Nov 2, 2007
"There are very compelling reports of clay treating infections, but that's anecdotal evidence, not science."
(Tempe, Arizona)—A report in Newsmax says that new research indicates that French clay—for thousands of years considered a cure for wounds, indigestion and intestinal worms—may actually fight modern antibiotic resistant infections such as MRSA.
"There are very compelling reports of clay treating infections, but that's anecdotal evidence, not science," said Lynda Williams, an associate research professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, Tempe.
Notes the article, laboratory tests showed that "one clay killed bacteria responsible for many human illnesses, including: Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), penicillin-resistant S. aureus (PRSA), and pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli). It also killed Mycobacterium ulcerans, a germ related to leprosy and tuberculosis that causes the flesh-eating disease, Buruli ulcer."