The microbiologists continuously exploring camel milk for its unique antimicrobial characteristics. They revealed that camel milk’s (CM) antimicrobial attributes are more important than other multi-dimensional benefits especially in the scenario as scientists have warned about the future threat of superbug 1.
Scientists and health officials have been warning us about antibiotic overuse and drug-resistant “superbugs” for a long time. Antibiotics kill bacteria that cause infection but in the process, they can also kill good bacteria (the human body hosts about 100 trillion). This phenomenon is developing towards a complicated two-pronged dilemma, an i.e. resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics and vanishing the good bacteria. The scientists have warned that million of people will be killed by the superbug in the years to come.
Camel milk fortified with natural antibiotics (lactoferrin, lactic acid bacteria, and others)2 with symbiotic effect to the good bacteria is a silver lining in the clouds. Such natural food provides needed nourishment to good bacteria and restricts bad bacteria to harm the body. I hope the scientist will conduct some more serious scientific studies to explore the hidden treasure of camel milk to combat the challenge of superbug.
Part B. Added today (30/5/2016). This part is a case of superbug reported by CNN from the USA ‘A dreaded superbug found for the first time in a U.S. woman‘.
- Drug Resistance and Superbug. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/16/health/antibiotic-resistant-infections-cdc/
- Antimicrobial characteristics of camel milk; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1319434