Although we all know how beneficial raw honey is, scientists have discovered that there’s a special type of honey which is even better than the regular one. This type of honey is called Manuka honey, and comes from New Zealand.
Studies have shown that Manuka honey is effective against a variety of diseases and conditions and that it’s especially effective against the so-called “superbugs”, which are antibiotic resistant bacteria. New Zealand based companies which produce the honey have asked for a trademark protection (just like French champagne), although it hasn’t been approved yet.
Manuka honey kills “superbugs”
According to one Australian report, this type of honey can kill any bacteria it comes in contact with, including the so-called “superbugs” which are resistant to anything you throw at them. It can also fight skin bites and infections and accelerate the healing of cuts and wounds. Manuka honey will reinforce your immune system better than anything else, and assist the body in fighting off infections.
According to Dr. Dee Carter from the University of Sydney, the shelf life of antibiotics is significantly shorter than it has been in the past. Bacteria have become pretty resistant to modern antibiotics, which makes treating infections harder. This is also the main reason why some companies have stopped their antibiotic production recently. According to Dr. Carter, Manuka honey contains a compound known as methylglyoxal which can easily destroy bacteria.
Where to find it
Manuka honey can be found in many online health stores and almost every health store around the world. However, you need to be careful and pick the right one, as many producers are making fake Manuka honey. When buying it, check to see if its UMF-certified. UMF is short for Unique Manuka Factor, a property of manuka bushes which are used for the honey. Amazon.com sells the Comvita Manuka honey brand, which is a good choice.
One user on Amazon explained about a friend’s experience with Manuka honey. When her friend got MRSA, she started looking for solutions online and discovered that Manuka honey can treat the infection. Applying a bit of Manuka honey on the affected area can provide relief in just a few hours, and completely eliminate the infection in just a couple of days.
As you can see, Manuka honey is really beneficial and is one of the best natural remedies against a variety of infections. Although further research is required, many doctors are convinced in its efficiency and are recommending it to their patients.
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