Although unprocessed, raw honey is largely known for its health beneficial properties, recent studies have shown that there is a type of honey with the ability to kill all kinds of bacteria, even some of the most harmful bacteria known to humans so far.
The European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases published the discoveries of this research. This discovery is of utmost importance because the present is a time when most of the used antibiotics are resistant against some types of bacteria, especially ones known as “superbugs.”
Manuka Honey Kills MRSA, And Many Other Superbugs
A report by The Australian, stated that Manuka honey eliminated every pathogen or bacteria it was tested on. The honey can be either consumed internally or applied externally to help fight off infections on the skin, cuts and insect bites. Moreover, the most amazing part about thus honey is that none of the superbugs it was tested on were able to develop immunity to it. This is the biggest and most common problem with today`s antibiotics.
Dr. Dee Carter of the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences stated that all the new antibiotics usually have short shelf lives, because the bacteria they attack very quickly become resistant. Numerous large pharmaceutical companies have stopped all antibiotic productions due to the difficulty of recovering costs. Finding and developing effective alternatives is therefore of utmost importance and could save many lives. Dr. Dee Carter also stated that the property which makes the Manuka honey that much effective at destroying bacteria is the compound called methylglyoxal. The methylglyoxal combines many other unknown compounds and creates a “multi-system failure.”
Where Can You Buy Manuka Honey
This type of honey is also known as jelly bush honey, and is produced in New Zealand. In the last couple of years, the demand for this honey has risen immensely which as a result led to shortages and thus the sale of fake products. Because of this, New Zealand Manuka honey producers demanded a trademark protection for the product, similar to the French champagne or the Scottish whiskey. After all this, the fact that the health beneficial properties of this Manuka honey were kept a secret is not a surprise. This honey is made by bees using the nectar of the New Zealand Manuka bush called Leptospermum Scoparium, as well as many other tea trees native only to New Zealand and Australia.
The Manuka honey can be bought online and in health stores. As already mentioned above the high demands for this product have caused the decrease of the supply levels, which in turn led to selling fake products. Because of this, when buying manuka honey look for one that is UMF certified. The Unique Manuka Factor (short: UMF) is a phytochemical property that is obtained from the manuka bushes. There are various certified Manuka products available online on Amazon.com. For example, a brand called ”Comvita manuka honey” which is of course UMF certified and has found to help erase MRSA. An Amazon.com user, JoshuaOne9, said that when a friend they saw the red bump they immediately assumed that it was a mosquito bite, however the second day they realized that it must be something else. Due all the research they had done concerning MRSA they immediately knew that it had to be the case. They immediately bought thie Manuka honey and applied on the affected area and then covered it with a band-aid. Within a few days, it was completely gone…
Although further research needs to be conducted, it is a matter of fact that Manuka honey has a lot of potential when it comes to battling one of the biggest health problems of today’s humanity.