‘Bacterial infections’

What is ulmo honey? Is it better than manuka honey?

fresh ulmo honey from Chile kills MRSA better than manuka honey UMF25+

Ulmo honey is elm honey from Chile. And when it is fresh it kills MRSA isolate better than manuka honey UMF25+. Name: Eucryphia Cordifolia Cav. Family:  Cunoniaceae Related to Eucryphia lucida (letherwood) and Eucryphia moorei (stinkwood). Other names: ulmo, muermo (Spanish), elm (English) Distribution: native to the temperate forests of southern Chile and Argentina. Five Eucryphia species that have been described worldwide.Two occur in the Los Lagos Region (Eucryphia cordifolia Cav. and Eucryphia glutinosa), two in Tasmania and one in southwest Australia. Main characteristics: Ulmo is… Read More

What about manuka honey’s strong antibacterial properties? What makes it so special?

what about manuka honey antibacterial power

Honey is known for its antibacterial properties, but what is it about manuka honey that makes it so special to cost $520 per kilogram? Manuka honey became very popular when people heard that it could kill the drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Enterococci species. These are just some of the nosocomial pathogens with increased antimicrobial resistance that cause difficult-to-treat infections worldwide. Manuka honey has both antimicrobial properties and the ability to increase the efficacy of approved antibiotic drugs. Its fame grew with a multitude… Read More

What are the health benefits of eating honey from Malaysia?

the benefits of eating natural honey from malaysia

The health benefits of eating honey cannot be comprised in a single article, that’s why this website was born. But here are some of the health benefits of natural honey found in Malaysia, a country with monsoons, rainforest and different kinds of bees. The phrase “medicinal honey” refers to honey in general and also to “medical grade honey“. Malaysia is proud of having 3 exceptional types of medicinal honey: tualang, gelam and kelulut honeys, all produced by wild bees. (the… Read More

What supplements lower cholesterol and normalize blood pressure? Have you tried royal jelly?

benefits of royal jelly

Royal jelly is one of the best natural supplements available. It is one of the most studied bee products, yet there are still unknown factors that contribute to its biochemistry and biological activity, that bring so much benefit to our health. All these have lead to a wide use in commercial medical products, health foods, and cosmetics. It has been demonstrated that Royal jelly (RJ) possesses several pharmacological activities in vitro, in vivo in experimental animals, and also through clinical studies, including… Read More

What bacteria can honey kill?

honey can kill bacteria

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?

why is honey antimicrobial

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