Manuka honey is thousands of years old and could be most healing honey in the world. It originates from New Zealand, as the indigenous people of it still prepare tonics and beverages. We’re talking about monofloral honey, produced by bees from flower of Manuka tree (lat. Leptospermum scoparium).
This honey is known for its exceptional antibacterial properties that unlike other types of honey are destroyed by dilution, exposure to sunlight or heat.
New Zealand’s research group at the University of Waikato, in 1981 found that manuka honey has stable, powerful and unique antibacterial properties, which are not present in any other type of honey.
We should thank several factors for such an effect: a high concentration of medicinal ingredients, low water content, low acidity and the presence of specific therapeutic compounds from the flowers of the Manuka.
It is efficient at moderate and severe infections, it’s used when antibiotics no longer act, helps with burns, instantly relieves pain with wounds and their recovery, and it’s good against ulcers.
When placed on the wound, it absorbs water from the wound and dries and antimicrobial substances destroy microorganisms that can infect the wound. It’s efficient because it penetrates deep into the skin. It is used for reduced immunity and for skin and hair care because it moisturizes and restores.
It can help for the following problems, too: eczema, dermatitis, acne, fungal infections, inflammations, asthma and allergies, rashes and ulcers, anemia, digestive problems.
Not every manuka honey is made equally. Depending on the season and the origin, the active substances in them differ. New Zealand has the highest quality honey.
For oral use, consume one tablespoon three times a day, but if the inflammation is acute, consume a spoonful each hour. Manuka honey, except that used as any copper (for consumption and as a medication), it can be used for cooking.
However, people who are allergic to bee products and children younger than one year cannot use this honey. Not every manuka honey is balmy, only honey labeled UMPh used to treat various health problems.
Helps When Standard Drugs Fail
In a study that was performed at the University of Sydney, it destroyed almost all types of bacteria that were exposed to it.
It is considered to be effective even against H. pylori -- the cause of most stomach ulcers, E. coli -- the most common cause of infected wounds and Streptococcus pyogenes -- causes sore throat.
In 2004, The British government health institutions licensed its medical use in the treatment of wounds, confirming what the ancient New Zealanders knew long ago -- Manuka obviously has miraculous properties.
He witnessed the effectiveness of many users who were helped with herpes, fungus on their feet, cysts, and even severe infection such as ulcers, sepsis and MRSA.
All over the internet you can find a lot of enthusiastic users, and some of them were even spared from amputation. A survey of 17,000 people showed benefit in the treatment of chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis.
It Works on Superbugs
The beauty of natural remedies is that they are in perfect balance and synergy unlike anything man-made. Manuka is a true example of how traditional medicine can solve problems that were created by modern society.
Today, when all present problems emerge from antibiotic-resistant superbugs, manuka brings life-saving solution without any side effects.
It has excellent performance in a variety of diseases and is especially useful in low immunity. This is a certificate which indicates that this is the real pure manuka honey active compounds:
- UMF factor / 5-9 z / and the maintenance of health and immunity
- UMF factor / 10-14 / are suitable for the treatment of ailments
- UMF factor / 15 + / med highest quality and high antibacterial activity and the healing.
Manuka honey can be used like any other med -- oral, topical, skin care and cooking.
Lemonade From Manuka Honey
Grate two teaspoons ginger, squeeze the juice of one lemon, add 0.75 l of water and manuka honey by your taste.
Mask For Acne
Every evening on the affected area, apply manuka honey and leave it until morning. Each day repeat this until there’s an improvement. This is useful with any other skin problems.
Mask For Facial Moisturizing
Clean your face, gently moisten and lubricate the Manuka. After twenty minutes, rinse. It is suitable for all skin types.