To better understand the benefits and reasons for using Manuka honey- we need to first look at how Antibiotics work exactly; the risk of using to many antibiotics; and how Manuka honey can be the alternative holistic approach to natural healing.
How antibiotics work exactly?
It all started in the early 1940’s which was one of the greatest advances in medicine. It has been defined that there are two types of germs that are known to make individuals sick: Viruses and Bacteria.
Viruses are from the nonliving and need a host to survive live and reproduce. Bacteria are the exact opposite and are living. Some of these bacteria are harmful, and antibiotics are used to eliminate their growth and reproduction.
Risk of using to many antibiotics
One of the consequences that we are facing today is the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria. These “super” bugs don’t go away with antibiotics, and as of now there are several serious infectious diseases that are no longer responsive to antibiotics.
When you and your child are continuously treated with antibiotics; a resistance of bacteria in your stomach makes it harder to cure the infection. Antibiotics destroy the intestinal flora and recent studies reflect that much of the beneficial bacteria is eliminated even when pro-biotic are given.
If an infection is non responsive it often requires five to ten times the amount of dosage of medication that is needed to be effective. Instead of using antibiotics as a “go to”, try another natural alternative option.
What other ingredients are in antibiotics?
These would be a number of dyes, including red dye that is horrible for your body; yellow dye #6, and 5 which are cross reactive with acetaminophen and aspirin, and sweeteners and additives.
Healing process of Honey
This is an AL natural medicine that has been used for thousands and thousands of years to fight bacteria and clean wounds. It protects against damage caused by bacteria; stimulates production of special cells that can repair tissue caused by infection; and has an anti-inflammatory action that can be used to help with inflammation once it is applied. Within the last 20 years there has been a discovery by a new Zealand biochemist that Manuka honey has added benefits vs traditional honey.
What is Manuka Honey?
Manuka honey is made from Manuka Trees in New Zealand. This is the only place where you can get this specific honey. It comes from a specific flower only in New Zealand. (UMFHA) which individually tests and certifies Manuka honey to verify the legitimacy has created a specific trademark to verify the honey.
How does Manuka Honey work?
Manuka honey is classified as a pro biotic and antibiotic.It has a special antibacterial component that sets it apart from other honeys. This activity is stable and do-sent lose its potency when it is exposed to heat or light or even diluted . Methylgyloxal has been scientifically proven to be the natural compound in Manuka honey that is responsible for its stable antibacterial activity.
Manuka honey can be used in a variety of applications both internally and externally. It is antimicrobial and antiviral. It also has an antioxidant that helps to increase vitality and immunity.
Manuka Honey comes in much different strength. You would want at least a 15+ to be effective, and can run as high as 20 + percent which make manuka honey uniquely medicinal. The higher the number the stronger it is.
This specific honey is so good at healing that many hospitals around the globe now use Manuka Honey when nothing else works for treatment of antibiotic resistant MRSA super bugs. These bugs are becoming more and more popular due to the abuse of antibiotics. “Not only has it the potential to limit the growth of wound pathogens, but there is evidence that the Manuka honey has the potential to promote healing,” says Rose Cooper, a microbiologist at the University of Whales Institute in Cardiff.” “No other antimicrobial agent possesses these characteristics.”
What can Manuka honey treat?
- Prevents gingivitis and periodontal disease by reducing the build up of plague
- Reduction of inflammation of the o esophagus associated with chemotherapy
- Protect against the drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus commonly known as MRSA or staph.
- Can be used on animals for treatment of wounds.
- Skin Wounds
- Relief of flu
- Sinus infections
- Skin disorders
- Acne ( With this you want to create a face mask and wash off in 30 minutes)
- Aid in precursors to cancer causing compounds
- Jock itch
- Stabilizing metabolism
- High blood pressure
- 2nd degree burns
- Brown recluse spider bites
- IBS symptoms
- Lower PPI
- Lyme disease
- Fungus on the nail
- MRSA staff infections
When you should not use Manuka Honey?
- Not suitable in babies under 12 months because it is a known source of the bacteria spores that cause botulism
- If you are diabetic- you need to make sure you keep an eye on your sugar levels.
- There are no side effects to this honey-unless you are allergic to honey
How to use this miracle honey?
This honey can be applied on the skin as a balm for skin infections; inflammation ; bites cuts. For large wounds you will want to put honey on the infected area and wrap in gauze. You will need to change the dressings every day.
It can be taken orally, and it can be applied as a face mask. It can be added and diluted with water as a nose syringe for sinus infections.
It can be applied to animals just like humans for open sores or for stiches from surgery.
Disclosure: This is not meant to treat or diagnose any illness. Seek medical advice first- and suggest this to your doctor as an alternative form of medicine. This article has been written by doing some extensive research.