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Deciphering manuka honey: UMF15+, MGO400, 24+ Bio Active, KFactor16, TA. And LOTS OF FRAUDS.

genuine manuka honey from nz

Manuka honey is one of the most researched honeys in the world. It has different markers and grades, all at expensive prices. And lots and lots of frauds. Due to different policies genuine producers have graded manuka honey using different letters and numbers. I have already covered them in the article I want to buy manuka honey. What is UMF 16+, MGO 400+, Active? Here are some updates and clarifications: A (Active) or TA (Total Activity) or BioActive A or TA… Read More

What kills Staphylococcus aureus? Does manuka honey kill MRSA?

what natural product kills superbugs

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

Honey and ginger may prevent and treat cancer. Is there any evidence to confirm it?

treat cancer with honey and ginger

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

How is manuka honey tested? Can we trust those tests?

tests done to check is manuka honey is real and not toxic

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

The celebration of manuka honey. Is MGO700 better than MGO300? Is manuka honey toxic?

MANUKA HONEY CAN BE TOXIC BECAUSE OF ITS TUTIN CONTENT

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

The truth about psoriasis natural treatments: honey, propolis, bee venom or other natural products.

honey propolis and bee venom can cure psoriasis

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