Manuka Honey Benefits

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Manuka Honey Benefits

Manuka Honey has a plethora of benefits for all health and wellbeing needs.

It is scientifically proven to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties as well as being anti-inflammatory

The use of Manuka Honey has been traced back almost 8000 years ago. From ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Chinese, honey was used to heal wounds and common gut diseases. Applying honey to wounds enables stimulation and rapid healing to eliminate harmful bacterial infection.


  • Antimicrobial properties

  • Due to the high sugar concentration and lower water content, Manuka Honey is able to create a protective barrier to prevent infection. With the acidity level and hydrogen peroxide content, honey is able to provide antimicrobial content. This agent is able to eliminate microorganisms and prevents growth that can be prone to infection. 


  • Antiviral effects

  • Honey has shown to contain significant antiviral activity. It is known that the use of topical honey is safe and effective in the treatment of recurrent viral infections (Costa Ferreia Da Cruz, et. al, 2019). Eliminating these infections allows for greater healing to occur and significant results to wounds. 


  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Manuka honey is known to prevent irritation and pain to wound affected areas of the skin. With the slow build up and inflammation provoked by a wound, Manuka Honey is able to create a membrane to reduce the urge to scratch and scar a wound from healing. With simple topical application, the human or pet is able to resist the pain and stimulate immune response within the wound.


    Honey as a wound dressing


    The rapid effect of honey in cleaning up wounds is due to osmotic outflow and the biotic effect of honey. The acidity, enzyme glucose oxidase, amino acids, vitamins and trace elements, all have an impactful and rapid response to antibacterial activity to occur (Eterag-Oskouei & Najafi, 2013). 


    As a wound dressing, manuka honey is able to provide a rapid response and healing factor to all infections, debridement of wounds, suppression of inflammation and minimization of scarring. 


    From burns, sores, abscesses, abrasions and post surgical wounds, manuka honey is able to support and aid the journey to stimulate and heal the affected area. 



    Citations:

    Eterag-Oskouei, T., & Najafi, M. (2013). Traditional and Modern Uses of Natural Honey in Human Diseases: A Review. Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, 16(6), 731-742.

    Costa Ferreira Da Cruz, B., Ronqui, L., Scharnoski, P., Peruzzolo, M., Da Rose Santos, P., Wielewski, P., . . . Fernanda de Araujo, K. (2019). Health Benefits of Honey. Honey Analysis - New Advances and Challenges. doi:10.5772/intechopen.88211




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