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Natural blue clay may kill germs in wounds

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https://newatlas.com/blue-clay-treats-infections/56038/   For centuries, various cultures have used clay as a remedy for infections. Now, scientists from Arizona State University (ASU) and the Mayo Clinic have determined that blue clay in particular may indeed be effective at treating infected wounds. The study builds on previous ASU research, which indicated that the chemically-reduced iron and aluminum in blue clay from Oregon was capable of killing free-floating bacteria. In the new study, a solution containing the clay was also shown to be effective when used on biofilms made up of harmful bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Basically self-supporting colonies of bacteria, such biofilms are...

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An Ancient Antibacterial Oregon Blue Clay Might Hold the Key to Future Wound Treatment

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https://www.furilia.com/an-ancient-antibacterial-oregon-blue-clay-might-hold-the-key-to-future-wound-treatment/ NOT JUST SUPERFICIAL. Clay — it’s good for pottery, for tennis courts, and sometimes for your face. But it turns out at least one type of clay is good for something else: helping the body heal. According to a study by researchers from the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University, Oregon blue clay can kill bacteria in wounds — even bacteria resistant to other forms of treatment. REMARKABLE CLAY. In lab-based tests, the researchers found that the Oregon blue clay killed off several types of bacteria that often cause sounds to get infected, including Escherichia coli (E. coli) and MRSA, a hard-to-treat form of Staphylococcus aureus. The...

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An Ancient Antibacterial Technique Might Hold the Key to Future Wound Treatment

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by Kristin Houser August 22, 2018 Health & Medicine NOT JUST SUPERFICIAL. Clay — it’s good for pottery, for tennis courts, and sometimes for your face. But it turns out at least one type of clay is good for something else: helping the body heal. According to a study by researchers from the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University, Oregon blue clay can kill bacteria in wounds — even bacteria resistant to other forms of treatment. They published their research in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. REMARKABLE CLAY. In lab-based tests, the researchers found that the Oregon blue clay killed off several types of bacteria that often...

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The rare blue clay that kills MRSA: Clay found only in Oregon may offer hope in tackling the growing threat of antibiotic resistance

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    A type of blue clay found only in the ground in the US state of Oregon could be used to fight antibiotic resistant bacteria. Scientists say the unusual soil can kill bacteria which are difficult to destroy using drugs, and could help fight infections in humans. Diarrhoea bug E.coli and hospital superbug MRSA could both be in the firing line as scientists managed to kill them with the clay in a lab. Clay is already commonly used in skin treatments like face masks, and for their study the scientists mixed it with liquid to test its antibacterial properties....

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New answer to MRSA, other 'superbug' infections: clay minerals?

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