We all know the powerful benefits honey provides. It is the best solution for preventing and treating numerous diseases. It helps us get over the cold and flu and sooth a sore throat.
The latest study shown, that honey can kill deadly bacteria more than pharmaceutical antibiotics.
What is Manuka Honey?
Manuka honey is form New Zealand and it is produced by bees that pollinate the native Manuka bush.
The Manuka honey contains dihydroxyacetone, which is converted in methylglyoxal, the healing compound.
Manuka honey is used for relieving pain, fighting infections and speeding the healing processes.
How Manuka Honey Effectively Kills Bacteria?
It is proven that Manuka honey is very effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Doctors say that the high sugar level concentration in honey draws water from bacterial cells, dehydrating and killing them.
The studies done with streptococci and pseudomonads shown, that honey can hamper the attachment of bacteria to tissues which is an essential step in the initiation of acute infections. It also blocks the formation of biofilms, which protects the bacteria from antibiotics,
Others examinations found that honey can make MRSA more sensitive to antibiotics such as oxacillin.
People also use honey for treating burns, ulcers and infected wounds. Honey is effective against Escherichia Coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Enterobacter aerogenes. S. aureus and β-hemolytic streptococci.
How to Find Real Manuka Honey
Manuka honey is quite expensive and you can find it in health food stores and online. For Manuka honey to be pure and high-grade, it needs a minimum rating of 10 UMF. Honey at or above that level is marketed as UMF Manuka Honey.