‘Manuka Honey’

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 is UMF and how to read the label of manuka honey

required specifications on the label of manuka honey

Do not buy just any manuka honey. The number of fraudsters are increasing due to its high price and fame. Read the label of manuka honey correctly, see what is UMF and make sure you are buying genuine and therapeutic manuka honey. Here is a statistics from 2013, when manuka honey was still not that famous: The harvest of manuka honey in New Zealand was of 1,700 tons. And the global consumption, which means people who claimed they ate manuka… Read More

The best treatment for flue? Manuka honey can help you here!

what is the best treatment for flue

Manuka honey fights influenza virus. It’s efficient and has zero side-effects. It’s hard to find the best treatment. Flue virus is mutating all the time and synthetic drugs can’t keep up. But a combination of natural products (even with some drugs to ease severe symptoms like fever) can be the right choice. Fall has come with its ugly winds, low temperatures, colds and flue. The season of viruses. Their world. Influenza viruses are a serious threat to human health and cause thousands… Read More

Fake manuka honey? Here are the true markers of genuine New Zealand Manuka honey!

The true markers of genuine New Zealand Manuka honey have been recently issued by Nz’s government and they are different than the ones currently used. We need to be sure the producer complies with the new regulations. Somebody told me the other day that manuka honey was real if it had MGO (methylglyoxal). This is false. Not all manuka honey contains MGO. MGO is not a marker of manuka honey, it is a marker of therapeutic manuka honey. But before… Read More

Do not eat manuka honey in IBS!

manuka honey in irritable bowel syndrome

Do not eat manuka honey if you have irritable bowel syndrome. Or the disease. The question whether a person with irritable bowel syndrome can eat honey or not has already been discussed in the article Can I have honey in IBS? The answer is a definite NO when the person is in the acute phases of the disease and yes, under certain conditions. These imply the type of honey, which should contain an equal amount of fructose and glucose, or honey with… Read More

You know about raw manuka honey benefits, but do you know if your manuka honey is not a fake?

how to know if it is fake manuka honey

It is well-known today that raw manuka honey benefits include a wide range of healing properties. But do you know that you have 80% chances of buying a fake manuka honey? This powerful antibacterial sweet product, with the fame of killing even MRSA, is a thick, dark-brown honey made from the nectar of Leptospermum scoparium, aka manuka tree, in New Zealand and Australia (though there is a debate whether the honey is identical or not depending on the geographical environment. see… Read More