benefits of manuka honey

Manuka Honey Benefits

Originally, honey had been used for medical purposes by many countries and some tribe will use honey as medicine in 1940s to 1950s. Today, some research shows that honey could have possibility to replace some medicine in some conditions. One special honey type called manuuka honey have antibacterial effect fo the treatment of infected wounds, burns, eczema, ringworm and other bacterial and fungal infections.


The antimicrobial effect of Manuka Honey has been observed in many studies by research units.  It has been found Manuka Honey could be useful for destroying the the following bacterial and fungal microorganisms:


* Proteus mirabilis

* Pseudomonas aeruginosa

* Salmonella typhimurium

* Escherichia coli* Staphylococcus aureus

* Citrobacter freundii * Streptococcus faecalis

* Helicobacter Pylori


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Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark International, said “Manuka Honey is the best thing to happen to the medical industry in decades,” Wounds in laboratory studies were healed more rapidly by wound dressings containing Manuka Honey than by using normal  types of honey.  The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is also very susceptible to the antibacterial activity of Manuka Honey, making it a valuable resource in treating MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.

The antibacterial properties of manuka honhey honey are a result of its high levels of sugar, acidity, osmolarity and hydrogen peroxide content.  Manuka Honey is different in that its antibacterial activity is not only attributed to hydrogen peroxide, but also plant-derived components, such as methylglyoxal and what some experts refer to as the Unique Manuka Factor or UMF.

Research also show that  Manuka Honey inhibits enzymes called cysteine proteases, which have been implicated in muscle-wasting diseases such as muscular dystrophy, viral replication, tumor invasion and metastasis.





Benefit of Manuka Honey – Cure Acne

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As many prople know honey has been known for it’s health benefit for a long time, but could it have effect to cure acne?  The research said honey could fight bacteria and cane because of it’s antimicrobial properties. However, not all honey has strong effect to beat bacteria. Only some special kind has the effect.  This special kind of Honey called Manuka honey which are produced from New Zealand. Many research data shows that manuka honey contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties that are not found in regular honey.

In fact, the factor make manuka honey so special is called UMF (unique Manuka Factor)  The higher the UMF rating means the higher the strength and effectiveness. If you want to buy the higher antibacterial effect you need to buy raw, active umf manuka honey. Many manufactures produce manuka honey but you should look out only manuka honey from New Zealand have UMF factor.

There are many ways to use manuka honey and one of the methods is use it as skin supplement, such as mask. Make a mask out of Manuka honey and apply directly to your face once or twice a week just before bed time.  A simple mask can be made with honey alone or with 3 Tbls honey and a little lemon juice, cinnamon, oatmeal or toasted wheat germ.  Leave the mask on your face for up to 20 minutes and rinse off with a warm wash cloth. You can also dab a little honey directly on your blemish daily to help with inflammation and redness.

Be careful if you are not adopted to manuka honey you should stop to use use it.


What Are the Health Benefits of Manuka Honey


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honey is a good supplement fo human and has antibacterial effect. However,  a special honey called manuka honey from New Zealand has more amazing healing effect than normal honey. Manuka honey is so natural and don’t do any harm to human that it has been applied by some alternative healing method.

One of its amazing healing effect is from its unique factor called “UMF – Unique Manuka Factor”.  The UMF can be seen as the rating number of antibacterial power. The bigger UMF number means the more antibacterial power.

Waht is the best benefits of Manka Honey?

Manuka Honay could kill bacteria. From many research made by New Zealand research units and universities, manuka honey has proven manuka honey is a very strong combatant against bacteria. Manuka honey could heal burns,eye infectgions, stock acid and a variety of skin condition. It draws dirt from wound sites, works deep down in the body’s tissues, prevents cross-contamination, does not stick so will not cause pain when dressings are removed, and promotes swift healing. Even more, manuka honey could  have amazing effect to  digestive upsets, sore throats, colds and more. It’s really a natural  perfect antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial agent and, of course, perfect general tonic.

How to choose UMF manuka honey

If you want to use manuka honey as healing supplement, the most important thing is to consider the UMF rating. Don’t buy anything lower than 5. Honeys with ratings above 15 or above 20 have superior healing qualities and, of course, the higher rating the better. ( the higher rating the more expensive)

Manuka Honey also have effect for your pets 

Not only for human but also for animal,  manuka honey’s healing powers extend to our animals. Dogs, cats, birds, even horses, cows, goats, pigs and more have benefited from its antibacterial properties.


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I would like to share some experience with Active Manuka Honey. We have a five year old daughter who used to have all sorts of allergies, sinusitis, and all the related illness with the respiratory system. My wife found out about Manuka Honey over the internet and its magical healing effects in relation to the problems that are mentioned above, and decided to give it a try. We bought our first Pack of Active Manuka Honey in May 2009. Since that time we have seen a continuous improvement in our daughter’s health and we consider Active Manuka Honey as a great health food with a healing effect. We both believe Active Manuka Honey strengthens her immune system. I am really thankful!!

Sam, Brisbane (Australia)
Thanks a lot for the amazing product. My son is allergic to dust and citric foods, I used to take him to see a doctor once a month spending around CAD230 to CAD300 every month. As I started to buy Active Manuka Honey on the internet and gave some Manuka Honey to him everyday, he has not been to the doctor in the last year.

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