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Manuka Honey

For thousands of years going back to ancient civilisations, honey has been used to help heal a wide range of ailments.

Manuka Honey is famous for its unparalleled antibacterial properties, and can be used to successfully treat a wide range of conditions from burns, skin ulcers and wounds to eye infections, ear infections and even sinus infections.


Honey has long been known for its ability to destroy infectious bacteria. It has been recognized that Manuka Honey from New Zealand contains additional antibacterial properties not found in other types of honey, making it even more effective in treating infection. Manuka Honey’s main claim to fame has always been wound care and treating even the hardest to heal infections such as MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant conditions. However, it’s important to know that Manuka Honey can also be used to treat other infections throughout the body.


Studies have shown that Manuka Honey can be diluted and still maintain its antibacterial activity. Therefore, it can be liquefied by adding water to it in order for it to be used in areas where pure Manuka Honey is impractical. For example, if a teaspoon of Manuka Honey is stirred into a cup of lukewarm water until completely dissolved, it can then be dropped into the eyes using a dropper in order to treat eye infections. This same procedure can be used for ear infections. A few drops of a water/Manuka honey solution has enough antibacterial properties to heal eye or ear infections very quickly and efficiently.


For sinus infections, it is recommended to use the same type of water/Manuka honey solution to flush the nasal passageway. A neti pot is most preferable for this procedure but if one is not available, the water/Manuka honey mix can just be sucked in through nostrils from a cup until it comes out of the mouth. This will work even for the most serious sinus infections. Another option is to use a nasal mist spray container.


It is important to only use an active, medical-grade Manuka honey with a UMF rating of 16 and above. Manuka Honey with a UMF rating less than 10 is inactive and should not be used for medicinal purposes.


Manuka Honey is a premium, mono-floral honey which is produced by bees that gather nectar from the flowers that grow on the Manuka bush (also known as Leptospermum scoparium) indigenous to New Zealand. Studies have found that Manuka Honey contains very powerful antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, making it extremely effective in treating a wide variety of health conditions.


When taken orally Manuka Honey is effective in treating Stomach Aches, Stomach Ulcers, Sore Throats, Strep Throat, Acid Reflux Disease, Heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastritis, Esophagitis, Cold/Flu Symptoms and Ulcerative Colitis.


When applied topically to the skin, Manuka Honey is effective in treating conditions including, but limited to Infected Wounds, Burns, Acne, Eczema, Ringworm, MRSA/Staph, Infections, Skin Ulcers, Pressure Sores, Surgical Wounds, Tinea and Fungal/Bacterial Infections.

Since Manuka Honey is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic, it can be used to treat symptoms caused by such infectious microorganisms.






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