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What bacteria can honey kill?

bacteria killed by honey

Yes, it is true. Honey it is not only a sweet food, but also a reliable product that can kill many bacteria. And also fungi and viruses. Microbes, to put it in one word. Its antimicrobial characteristics have long been appreciated and these days scientists have started to research it more as our synthetic drugs cannot keep up with superbugs. “Antimicrobial” is a general term which refers to the capacity of fighting microbes. Microbes include bacteria, fungi, archaea, protists and viruses (only some… Read More

What gives honey its antimicrobial power?

honey has powerful antimicrobial powers

Why is honey antimicrobial? Its components make it like that. There are components that induce an indirect antimicrobial action, the microbial infection being fought by its immuno-activating, anti-inflammatory and prebiotic activity, and components or features that induce a direct antimicrobial activity. This one is given by 2 types of antimicrobial activity, generally accepted in honey: hydrogen peroxide activity and non-peroxide activity. Hydrogen peroxide activity Honey produces hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) through an enzyme called GLUCOSE OXIDASE (called inhibine in the past). It is added by the bees in the… Read More

Can diabetics eat MANUKA HONEY?

contraindications for manuka honey and berringa honey

They’d better not. It’s not because manuka honey is honey, a really sweet food, because diabetics CAN eat honey, but they SHOULD NOT eat manuka honey. According to latest research, besides diabetes there are other conditions that would impose a restriction from eating manuka honey: renal failure, hypertension and sepsis.  Diabetics can eat honey. This is the subject of the article Can diabetics eat honey?, which describes why scientists consider this food more than just sugars, and what studies have proved this by now. On the… Read More

Is Berringa Honey aka Australian Super Manuka Honey aka Jelly bush Honey better than MANUKA HONEY?

berringa honey aka super manuka honey has a higher antibacterial activity than manuka honey from New Zealand

It is claimed that Berringa honey is The World’s Strongest Active Antibacterial Honey. It sounds familiar, doesn’t it? So many people claiming their honey is the best honey in the world:manuka honey, jarrah honey, baskir honey, gelam honey, tualang honey, maharishi honey, neem honey, revamil … And, of course, they all must have exotic names, be very expensive and hard to get. Australians have manuka trees and though the species of the tree is exactly the same, Leptospermum scoparium, the honey produced in New Zealand is… Read More

What is JARRAH HONEY? And what kills Candida?

Is jarrah honey better than manuka honey?

Jarrah Honey comes from Western Australia, one of the best producers of honey in the world. And yes, when used fresh it kills candida better than manuka honey. If people of New Zealand say manuka honey is the best honey in the world, Australians say it is Jarrah Honey. Not that they don’t have the famous manuka tree that provides the necessary nectar, but jarrah honey proved them to be even tastier and with some higher therapeutic properties. I know lots of Americans who… Read More

Coffee Honey aka Coffea Arabica Honey

what is coffee honey

Have you ever heard of Coffee honey or Coffea Arabica honey? Can honey bees forage plants containing caffeine or nicotine or similar substances in their nectar? Yes, bees likes coffee, too! Though coffee plants don’t need bees or other insects to pollinate them, honey bees are attracted to the coffee flowers, enjoy their nectar and help he plants double their yield of mature fruits, when compared to spontaneous self-pollination (Raw and Free, 1977). Fruit retention also seems to be enhanced by outcrossing (Roubik,… Read More