Raw, unpasteurized honey offers great benefits, and we are all well aware of them, but recently, researchers discovered a miraculous type of honey that has the power to destroy every microorganism out there, including some of the most stubborn bacteria humanity has ever known.
Their amazing discovery was published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectuous diseases, June 2009. It is the reveal that may change the world at the time when most antibiotics bring no success in treatments, especially when used against resistant ‘superbugs.’
Manuka honey marks a new era in the world of medicine. It is produced in New Zealand, and you can also find it under the name jelly bush honey.
It gained world’s popularity over the past few years. People have gone crazy for it, which is why producers deal with shortages, which encourages some to produce fake Manuka honey.
This is the reason why major New Zealand manuka producers require trademark protection, which would be just the same as in the case of French champagne or Scottish whiskey. And now that you all know about it, you could really use some more information on its potent health benefits.
Manuka honey destroys MRSA and other superbugs
Manuka honey is made by bees who ‘hunt’ the nectar of Leptospermum Scoparium, or the New Zealand manuka bush. It is also created by bees who visit specific tea treas that grow in Australia and New Zealand only.
Regarding the aforementioned studies, Australian researchers discovered that Manuka honey can kill every bacteria or pathogen on its way, as explained in the report by The Australian. Topical applications of the honey relieve skin infections, cuts and insect bites. You can also take it orally.
It is interesting how none of the superbugs that were treated with Manuka honey failed to build up a resistance, which is a common issue of modern antibiotics.
“New antibiotics tend to have short shelf lives, as the bacteria they attack quickly become resistant,” explains Dr Dee Carter from the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences.
“Many large pharmaceutical companies have abandoned antibiotic production because of the difficulty of recovering costs. Developing effective alternatives could therefore save many lives.”
Dr Carter says that methyglyoxal in Manuka honey in combination with other mysterious compounds creates a ‘multi-system failure’ that is deadly to all bacteria.
Where can you buy Manuka honey?
Manuka honey is available in most health food stores. You can also buy it online. However, supplies have fluctuated over the last few years, and fake honey products have emerged on the market. Always look for Manuka honey that is UMF certified.
UMF, or Unique Manuka Factor, represents the phytochemical property that is obtained by Manuka bushes which provides its unique properties. The Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association of New Zealand regulated the UMF term. You can buy many Manuka products on Amazon.com.
You will also see the Comvita manuka honey on Amazon, and it is UMF certified as well. One of the customers on Amazon claimed that this specific type of honey helped him destroy his MRSA:
”I had done a fair amount of research when a friend of ours got MRSA, and then, unfortunately, I got it too., said user JoshuaOne9 on Amazon. Thankfully, I had already done the research so I knew exactly what to do. As soon as I saw the red bump (thinking the first day that it was a mosquito bite) I scratched it, but the second day I realized that it had to be something else.
My husband immediately knew what it was since we had been dealing with our friend’s case of MRSA.
I got my hands on this Manuka honey and put on the area of skin that was affected and then it is very important that you cover it with a bandaid. Within hours I felt relief and within a few days it was completely gone…”
Although this sure requires some further research, we can freely say that Manuka honey promises great success in destroying the most dangerous challenges that harass the world nowadays.
Source: Healthy Holistic Living