Active Manuka Honey

Honey has been known for its healing properties for thousands of years.

Active manuka honey is made from the flowers of the manuka bush, which is found in New Zealand.

The manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) grows uncultivated throughout New Zealand.

Active manuka honey has both external and internal uses.

It has antibacterial properties over and above those of other honeys. Manuka honey offers a superior treatment for wound infections.

Many medical professionals have used manuka honey and got excellent results in patients with wounds that have not responded to standard treatment.

A successful trial of manuka honey on unresponsive skin has been established. In addition, active manuka has been used successfully as a wound dressing on a patient for whom honey without Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) had failed.

Healing Effects of Active Manuka Honey on the Stomach

In addition to wounds, manuka honey is used for acid reflux, heartburn and stomach ulcers.

Active manuka honey contains non-peroxide antibacterial agents, which can inhibit the growth of certain bacteria that cause some cases of stomach ulcers and other slow healing wounds such as eczema, burns and acne.

A Helicobacter pylori bacterium, which causes many stomach ulcers, has its growth highly inhibited by manuka honey.

Not all manuka honey is active. Only manuka with the laboratory tested UMF rating has the special antibacterial action.

UMF is the rating used to indicate the levels of antibacterial properties in active manuka. UMF levels of 10+ are indicated as having special uses such as antibacterial activity.

The UMF makes active manuka honey effective against the extremely antibiotic resistant super bugs.

Manuka honey does its high-quality work without damaging normal tissue or good bacteria the body needs to stay healthy.

Benefits of Active Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is recommended for sore throats and stomach ulcers caused by the helicobacter pylori bacteria because of its proven antibacterial action.

Active manuka is more than eight times as effective as other honeys against helicobacter pylori stomach bacteria. It is also considerably more effective than other honeys against Streptococcus pyogenes, which causes sore throats.

Skin ulcers and wounds infected by Staphylococcus aureus, the most common cause of infected wounds, have responded twice as well to active manuka dressings as to other honeys.

How to Use Active Manuka Honey

For stomach relief, a tablespoon taken directly in the morning and at night or applied on bread is adequate.

For wounds, clean the wound and apply active manuka to the affected area. Cover and change at least once a day.

There is also active manuka cream with UMF of 15+ that can be used on wounds. For sore throats, take a teaspoon of manuka honey several times during the day when first feeling of a cold comes.

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