While we are all familiar with the many health benefits of the raw, unprocessed honey, recently scientists have discovered that there is a type of honey which can kill every kind of bacteria, even the worst ones.
The European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases published the results of the study which indicated that could be of utmost importance at a time when a lot of the antibiotics are resistant to bacteria, particularly against “superbugs”.
The honey that we are talking about is manuka honey, also called jelly bush honey, produced in New Zealand. The producers of manuka demanded trademark protection, just like the French champagne or Scottish whiskey. So, it is not surprising why the health benefits of manuka honey were not so familiar all this time.
Manuka Honey Kills Mrsa, Other Superbugs
The report by The Australian showed that manuka honey has the ability to kill every bacteria or pathogen tested on the studies mentioned before. In order to fight infections on the skin, insect bites, and cuts, you can apply it topically, or take it internally.
The best thing about this amazing honey is that none of the killed superbugs could build up immunity, which is the main problem with the antibiotics.
Dr. Dee Carter of the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences says that the shelf lives of the new antibiotics are much shorter because the bacteria they attack quickly become resistant. The difficulty of recovering costs is the main reason why a lot of pharmaceutical companies have abandoned antibiotic production. The development of effective options can save a number of lives. Dr. Carter explains that the methylglyoxal is the compound which makes manuka honey so effective at destroying the bacteria.
Where to Find Manuka Honey
You can find manuka honey in almost every health store, and online as well, although the supply levels have reduced, which results in fake honey being sold. So, it is very important to make sure that the manuka honey you are buying is UMF certified. UMF means Unique Manuka Factor, a phytochemical property obtained from the manuka bushes. You can find many certified manuka products on Amazon.com.
Comvita manuka honey which is UMF certified can be found on Amazon. It is considered that can help to eliminate MRSA:
On Amazon, JoshuaOne9 explains that she had done a lot of research when her friend got MRSA. But, unfortunately, after some time, she got it too. The first time when she saw the red bump, she scratched it, but then she realized it is not a mosquito bite, but something else. Her husband immediately realized what was it, and applied Manuka honey on the affected area, and covered with a bandage. After a few hours, she felt significant relief, and within a couple of days, it was completely gone…
When it comes to one of the most common health problems faced by the people, we can certainly say that manuka honey provides a lot of benefits, even though further research need to be done.