‘Bacterial infections’

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

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

What kills Staphylococcus aureus? Does manuka honey kill MRSA?

Manuka honey cures staphylococcus aureus infections

In the previous article Is manuka honey a natural treatment for MRSA? Is it the best? I was saying that despite all the marketing made to consider manuka honey our solution for the superbugs, especially those grown in hospitals, manuka honey has not yet proved to be so miraculous for the internal infections. What is MRSA and MSSA? MRSA = methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MSSA = methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus is one of the five most common causes of infections after… Read More

Activon – a medical grade honey for wounds review

Activon honey tube

Activon honey is a medical grade honey for wounds, produced by Advancis Medical from manuka honey, New Zealand. When shall we use it? On infected wounds. Superficial wounds usually heal themselves quickly, but in cases of infected wounds or serious burns it is best to use Activon – a medical grade honey.  Use it for sloughy wounds, pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, surgical wounds, burns, graft sites, malodorous wounds. How do we know the wound is infected? If the area of the wound is showing… Read More

Pine honey health benefits

pine honey is a natural treatment for respiratory conditions

Everybody knows a pine tree. Everybody loves it. Especially in winter. What we don’t know is that a honey can be made out of its sap. And that pine honey health benefits have a lot to do especially with our respiratory system. It’s expectorant and eases breathing. The best honey for lung diseases, chronic cough, asthma and bronchitis. And its benefits are even more. Pines are evergreen, coniferous resinous trees in the genus Pinus, in the family Pinaceae. There are small pine trees, like the Siberian… Read More

Manuka honey – THE BEST to treat wounds, burns, skin infections.

medical grade honey is the best to treat skin infections

The antibacterial effect of manuka on wounds has been long recognized. In 2004 Britain’s National Health Service has licensed the use of manuka-honey wound dressings and sterilized medical grade manuka-honey creams. There are lots and lots of scientific studies, lab tests, clinical trials. There is no doubt that manuka honey is one of the best natural treatment (better than synthetic drugs) for skin infections. Egyptians and Greeks used honey for wound care, and a broad spectrum of wounds are treated… Read More