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Chestnut leaves disarm MRSA super-bug

Chestnut tree

Chestnut tree

The leaves of the chestnut tree may hold the key to dealing with anti-biotic resistant bugs like MRSA.

The HSE admits that “antibiotic resistance is an everyday problem in all hospitals across Ireland”.

Now European chestnut tree leaves have been found to contain a compound that blocks Staphylococcus aureus, the drug resistant bug which causes MRSA.