Australian scientists recently made an incredible discovery.
They have found that one obscure type of honey is capable of killing just about every virus and disease scientists throw at it, including some of the worst bacteria known to man.
The study was published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (June 2009 edition). It really is being seen as hugely significant at a time when many of the world’s top antibiotics are failing, especially against resistant “superbugs.”
The amazing honey we are eluding to is known as manuka honey, which is a New Zealand produce and also goes by the name of jelly bush honey.
Manuka honey has boomed in sales so much over the past few years that shortages have been reported. This has lead to fake products being sold, leading New Zealand manuka producers to seek trademark protection (similar to French champagne or Scottish whiskey for example).
Now that the secret out, It’s easy to see why is this honey’s incredible health benefits and being widely regarded as nothing short of miraculous.
Manuka Honey Kills MRSA, Other Superbugs!
Bees foraging on the nectar of Leptospermum Scoparium, the New Zealand manuka bush, make the mauka honey. These trees are native only to Australia and New Zealand.
In the study Australian researchers concluded that the honey killed every bacteria or pathogen they tested it on. According to a report by The Australian, the honey can be applied topically to help fight against infections of the skin, cuts and insect bites, or taken internally.
Manuka honey is darker than most traditional honey.
The most promising result of the manuka honey test was that none of the superbugs killed by the honey were able to build up immunity, a major problem with today’s antibiotics and the future of mankind.
Dr. Dee Carter of the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences said:
“New antibiotics tend to have short shelf lives, as the bacteria they attack quickly become resistant. Many large pharmaceutical companies have abandoned antibiotic production because of the difficulty of recovering costs. Developing effective alternatives could therefore save many lives.”
Dr. Carter states that manuka honey contains a compound called methyglyoxal. This compound binds with other unknown compounds to cause “multi-system failure” that destroys the bacteria.
Where Can You Find Manuka Honey?
The supply levels have fluctuated in recent years and fake honey scams have been documented. When looking for manuka honey it is best to look for one that is UMF certified.
You can buy the honey from health stores and online market places but always ensure that you know what you are buying.
‘UMF’ stands for Unique Manuka Factor. It is the phytochemical property derived from the manuka bushes that gives it its unique fighting properties. This term is regulated by the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association of New Zealand and a handful of certified manuka products can be found on Amazon.com.
The brand Comvita manuka honey is available on Amazon and is UMF certified. One particular customer on Amazon said that it this type of honey helped to erase their MRSA:
“I had done a fair amount of research when a friend of ours got MRSA, and then, unfortunately, I got it too., said user JoshuaOne9 on Amazon. Thankfully, I had already done the research so I knew exactly what to do. As soon as I saw the red bump (thinking the first day that it was a mosquito bite) I scratched it, but the second day I realized that it had to be something else. My husband immediately knew what it was since we had been dealing with our friend’s case of MRSA. I got my hands on this Manuka honey and put on the area of skin that was affected and then it is very important that you cover it with a bandaid. Within hours I felt relief and within a few days it was completely gone…”
As with all new developments, further research needs to be done. However, it’s safe to say that manuka honey shows plenty of promise in defeating one of the biggest health challenges faced by humanity in the 21st century, and this research should not be taken lightly.