Did you know that Manuka plant grows only in New Zealand and manuka honey is considered to be the healthiest in the world?
Manuka honey also known as the “healing honey” is a unifloral honey that bees produce from nectar of manuka bush or manuka tree flower (lat. Leptospermum scoparium) and is native to Australia and New Zealand only.
In New Zealand’s research group at the University of Waikato in 1981 revealed that this honey has a stable, powerful and unique antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antibacterial properties, which are not present in any other type of honey and this remarkable type of honey was used as a ailment in ancient times to treat multiple conditions.
Antibiotic resistant bacteria become major global health problem and at same time antibiotic resistance is becoming a growing problem. By some analysts it is estimated that if no new antibiotics is found, both synthetic or natural, in the next 30 years up to 10m people a year will die from this infections which are becoming more and more antibiotic resistant.
This honey can help in the treatment of various types of bacteria that commonly infect wounds. Prof. Rose Cooper of the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC) found that manuka honey prevents the attachment of bacteria to tissue, which necessarily occurs in the process of infection.
Also, this amazing honey makes IAS sensitive to some antibiotics, such as Oxacilina. Unlike antibiotics, UMF Manuka honey does not create resistant bacteria. These so-called. superbugs develop it after a couple of times been exposed to common antibiotics. This honey could be used to kill all MSSA and MRSA biofilms in a chronic wound.
Methylglyoxal (MG), antibiotic component in manuka honey which is found in a much higher concentration than in other honeys create an environment in which bacteria are unable to survive so recently hospitals around the world start to use manuka honey to treat wounds.
In recent years, good word of the biological benefits of this honey and it’s benefits spread all around the world, making manuka honey one of the most wanted superfoods on the market. Keep in mind that over-demand have caused shortages and situation like that result in many fake products so make sure you are buying the real thing, don’t buy Manuka honey that doesn’t have the Unique Manuka Factor trademark (‘UMF’).
This honey has tremendous nutritional value. Raw, unfiltered honey is a very rich source of amino acids, B group vitamins, minerals such as magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, zinc, copper, iron, calcium etc.
Manuka Honey Health Benefits:
- Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
- Acid Reflux
- Acne and Eczema
- Staph Infections (MRSA)
- Burns, Wounds & Ulcers.
- Tooth Decay
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Heals Sore Throat
- Boost Immunity
- Fights Allergies
- Fights Sinusitis etc.