Honey has been used since ancient time to treat many conditions. So, it is an important folk remedy as a result of its variety of health benefits and medical uses. Australian scientists found out that one particular type of honey has special effect of killing everything even worst possible bacteria.
Firstly, this type of honey was mentioned in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (June 2009 edition) and was especially significant because at that time many top antibiotics were resistant to cure the worst from bacteria’s.
This type of honey is known as Manuka honey, produced in New Zealand by bees that use the nectar of Manuka bush.
Because of its benefits and popularity, many fake products have been made. For that reason New Zealand Manuka producers sought trademark protection in order to save the incredible health benefits of Manuka honey.
It is created by bees that pollinate on the Leptospermum Scoparium, the native Manuka bush, as well as tea trees native only to Australia and New Zealand.
A report by the The Australian, claimed that the healing properties of the honey kill almost every bacteria and pathogen it was tested on. It can be used to heal infections of the skin, cuts and insect bites and to be eaten.
The concentration of antibacterial power of Manuka honey kills the super-bugs and prevents them from building up immunity, contrary to today’s antibiotic effect.
Dr. Dee Carter from the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular and Microbial Bio-sciences claim that antibiotics not only have short shelf lives, but the bacteria they attack quickly becomes resistant to that antibiotic. For that reason, it is more effective to develop effective healing alternatives rather than production of antibiotics with high recovering costs.
The most significant antibacterial component in Manuka honey is methylglyoxal (MG) which combines with dihydroxyacetone, a compound that is found in the nectar of Manuka flowers. This combination causes the “multi-system protection” that kills the worst bacteria.
You can find Manuka honey online and in food stores, but take care of the many fake types of honey. First, look whether it is UMF certified. This UMF stands for Unique Manuka Factor, regulated by the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association of New Zealand. It is not considered beneficial unless it carries a UMF 10+ level of antibacterial activity. Those ranging above UMF 15 are the considered a superior quality.
You can find these certified products on Amazon.com, for example the brand Comvita Manuka honey.
A customer on Amazon said that the Manuka honey helped him to heal his MRSA. After he did a fair amount of research about MRSA which his friend had, this person got it too. All of that information was useful for him in order to look for the right products. He applied Manuka honey on the red bump and covered it with a band-aid. After several hours he felt relief and after a few days everything was completely gone.
What separates Manuka honey from the other honey varieties is that its antibacterial properties challenge the worst possible bacteria, enhancing its effectiveness.
Source: Healthy Holistic Living