Manuka Honey is a premium grade honey that is derived from the New Zealand honey bees who feed on the blossoms of the Manuka bush. It has a natural antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties that can inhibit the growth and development of bacteria on the skin surface. It rapidly destroys the bacteria which causes the infection and hastens the process.
It has a special factor called UMF or Manuka factor which is not found in other types of honey. Honey researcher, Professor Peter Molan discovers that it is capable of treating a number of illnesses. UMF10 + it offers a non peroxide based antibacterial element which can help to kill infectious germs. Dr. Peter Molan is a senior biochemistry professor that works in the Waikato University. Most honey contains a natural agent which will support good health. However, the natural agent can be easily destroyed when it is exposed to heat and sunlight. However, the UMF is stable and don’t lose its healing component when it is exposed to heat and sunlight. The higher the UMF, the more potent it has to perform the antibacterial actions. The antiviral property is a good for cold or sore throat.
Research shows that it can be used to ease infectious and drug resistant bacteria. On one occasion, Nurse Julie Betts has successfully uses the Manuka honey to cope with the ulcers and sores of the legs of diabetic patients. Dr. Glenys Rounds also use the honey on cancer patients that suffer from fungating lesions. Comvita has developed a new product line to bring the Manuka honey to the worldwide marketplace. Christie Hospital in Disbury now uses manuka honey for application on patients that suffer from mouth and throat malignancies.
Manuka honey is taken orally to cure a number of conditions including ulcer in the esophageal and duodenal, inflammation of the stomach, stomachache, heartburn and ulcerative colitis. On the other hand, it is also apply on the outside of the body for infected war wounds, scars caused by operation, leg ulcer on diabetic patients, bed sores, scars and sores.
Many people purchases it for uses in their tea or as a bread spreads. Despite that, the most important use of the honey is in treating wounds. It is being used as an object of research in New Zealand and the National Health Service (NHS) in England.
In addition, the high sugar concentration in Manuka honey caused a waterless environment so that the bacteria cannot survive. The glucose oxidase ezyme which is available in the honey also increase the antibacterial properties
It is available in a number of forms including acne cream, anti fungal solution, bath salt, sap, soap, gel, antiseptic lotion serum, antiseptic spray and anti itch cream.
When purchasing the honey, make sure that there is a UMF rating statement on the bottle if you want to obtain a UMF + 10 Honey. To obtain the best result, you must use active Manu honey to cure your condition.