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
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Lots of folk stories have said that. Lots of studies confirmed it. Honey and ginger represent one powerful combination which may effectively prevent and help in treating cancer. Let’s see what supports this fact. A few things about ginger. When we say ginger we refer to the root of the plant called ginger. This is the part that is being consumed. The rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. It belongs… Read More
What are the tests needed to confirm the authenticity and quality of manuka honey? There are 9 tests that are done today to confirm the authenticity and quality of manuka honey: Content of leptosperin; Concentrations of DHA; Concentration of MGO; Concentration of HMF; Forecast of MG, NPA + HMF; Color & Conductivity; Minerals, Trace elements & heavy metals; Content of tutin; C4 sugars. All these are done by specialized laboratories and producers should all take these tests to ensure the safety and quality of… Read More
Manuka honey is the most wanted honey these days. Is it that good? What MGO is better? How about the cases of poisoning with manuka honey? This article talks about all of these. Is manuka honey really that good or only marketing for another money-bringing industry? Is people buying less manuka honey? Not by far! New Zealand’s honey exports have grown from $NZ81 million in 2008–09 to $NZ187 million in 2013–14. So why the need for a sumptuous celebration? Because… Read More
As medicine doesn’t really work, people are searching for natural treatments to treat psoriasis. But are they trully working? Is honey, propolis, bee venom or other natural products a valid solution? And what exactly do they cure? Psoriasis is more than just sore skin! Let’s take a look at them. Is honey good for psoriasis? Yes, it its. There were studies proving that honey succesfully treated oral psoriasis. Just like it treated stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth mucose) and other oral lesions… Read More
My recent posts are about the best wound care dressing products. I mentioned Medihoney® as the best antibiotic gel/paste to apply on a wound, followed by Xtrasorb®, the best absorbent dressing, which will retain the fluid and ensure a clear, free from maceration wound. The mechanism of action is based on two main features of honey: 1. high osmolarity which makes the fluid to be pulled out from the deeper tissue to the wound surface, helping the body’s natural processes to clear debris and necrotic tissue from the wound. 2.… Read More