Manuka honey

Manuka honey Blog



Honey has been used since ancient times to treat a range of
conditions and it wasn’t until the late 19th century that researchers discovered
that honey has natural antibacterial qualities and part of the reason for the delay
in manuka honey popularity building up some people thought it had a medical taste
of it but its popularity build up simply though word of mouth.


UMF stands for(Unique Manuka factor) 


Honey protects against damage caused by bacteria and honey also
stimulates production of special cells that can repair tissue damages caused by a
infection. Manuka honey has a good anti-inflammatory action that can quickly reduce
inflammation once it applied to the area Honey’s are not all the same with regards
to the antibacterial it depends on the type of honey and how it harvested and some
kind of honey will be a lot more potent than other ones and good point to note as
well is that Manuka honey labels on some products are basically just what a person
put on the labels such as 15 UMF or 20JMF as such when you buy a 15UMF or 20UMF
this does not always mean it high in antibacterial quality since this is just the
viewpoint of the business not the actual proven facts


Important Parts of Manuka honey

Manuka honey infrographic

Hydrogen peroxide is a component of honey which gives most types of
honey its antibiotic quality


Manuka honey contains Dietary Methylglyoxal(MGO) which is compound
that happens naturally when glucose is made available for a living cell in the
human or plant or animal and Methylglyoxal is made to insure every cell stays
healthy. Manuka honey is 100% natural food that has a strong antibacterial and
antiviral activity due to the presence of Methylglyoxal that forms in natural forms
in the nectar of the flowers of the native Manuka bush and is ready for collection
by the honey collecting bees and Methylglyoxal found in manuka honey is resistant
to heat,light and body fludies and Enzymatic activity which MGO makes Manuka honey
superior to other kinds of honey you can get and it has being proven the higher MGO
level in Manuka honey the higher antibacterial quantity in the honey or simply this
makes it better quality. Standard honeys have some anti-bacterial qualities but
when they experience the bodies conditions it disappears but in Manuka honey the
MGO reasons stable as such better honey than standard honey.


Dihydroxyacetone is found in the high concentration of the nectar
contains in the Manuka honey flowers.


Some of the uses of manuka honey


The main way use of manuka honey is on top of a wound and Is
generally for treating small wounds or burns. Manuka honey is also marketed to cure a range of conditions.Preventing and treating caner.


Preventing and treating cancer this is an interesting area of study
but it has being proven that Manuka honey can be used to stop the growth of several
types of cancer cells so it can in fact stop some kind of cancer cells which was
found out by Professor Basel Al Ramadi the lead researcher and head of the
microbiology and immunology department at UAE University and series of tests and
experiments were conducted to see the actually power of Manuka honey to inhibit the
growth of cancer cells and the finding show Manuka honey directly can kill of
cancer cells and this physiological process is used by multicellular organisms to
balance the cell regeneration process with the release of dead cells and in Adult
tissues, the death of old cells will balance the cell division which is why its
important the apoptosis is regulated since a small chance have a varying amount of
effects such as excessive apoptosis will result in tissue atrophy while a decrease
will result in uncontrolled cell production. Reducing systemic inflammation   Manuka honey has being proven to stop the inflammation of are
bodies by applying this on the inflammation areas. Treating eye or ear or sinus infections or  eye infections.


Honey can be used to help cure an eye infection by a person
diluting the honey in water which increases the hydrogen peroxide by up to 50,000
making it a very effective slow release of antiseptic and method pretty smart since
it does not damage healthy tissue and loss doses will kill only the germs instead
of healthy tissue as well.


A group of researchers in 2007 made drop of 20% honey and 80
artificial tears then tested this against 100% artificial tears on 36 patients and
19 were giving the solution the rest the artificial tears each person was told to
use the eye drops times a day and the results showed that each person who used the
honey improved state of their cornea and significant important their eye health


You may now be thinking how can I actually use honey for treating
eye infections well the way to do is by taking raw honey and using distilled or
boiled water and mix them together in equal parts and use eye dropper to put two or
three drops of this solution into your eye (if you used boiling best to wait for it
cool so you don’t get hurt) and this solution has being shown to cure the pink eye
in cows


Ear infections can be very painful and annoying can be caused
byinflammation of the ears normally caused by the bacteria Staph Aureus but
thankfully manuka honey when applied on them can kill of the Staph Aureus


Sinusitis means your sinus are inflamed which can be caused by an
infection and sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding your nose
they can make a mucus which drains into the nose and if the nose becomes swollen
this possibly will block the sinuses and cause great pain.


Some types of sinusitis include:


Acute lasts up to 4 weeks

Subacute which lasts between 4-12 weeks

Chronic last more than 12 weeks


Following things you will need to make use of manuka honey for a
Sinus infection

  • One cup of distilled water

  • One tea spoon of manuka honey

  • forth of a tea spoon worth of baking soda

  • Non-iodize sea salt