Manuka Honey Destroys MRSA and Heals Staph Infections

A type of honey called Manuka honey contains a component that is effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus and helicobacter pylori.
April 28, 2008 - PRLog -- Honey contains hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which is a known antiseptic that can be used to clear infections and heal wounds.  In addition, honey is high in sugar, low in protein and very acidic. These factors combine to make honey capable of killing contaminants it comes into contact with. Scientists have now found that various types of honey contain different antibacterial substances.

Research has proven that "Manuka Honey" heals and sterilizes wounds and ulcers, more so than other types of honey and even traditional forms of medicine.  It also assists in the growth of new skin and contains antibacterial properties that are so powerful that even antibiotic-resistant forms of bacteria have not been able to withstand it.  Manuka Honey contains antioxidants that eliminate free radicals in the body.  When Manuka Honey is exposed to air, it draws moisture in from the air, giving it a hygroscopic nature.  This prevents scarring by keeping the skin moist, regenerating new skin tissue and stops bandages from sticking to the wound.

There has been hundreds of clinical trials over the past 2 decades, conducted by hospitals and universities all over the world.  These clinical trials have found that Manuka Honey contains additional antibacterial properties as well as the hydrogen peroxide.  Manuka Honey has gained increased notoriety because of its ability to wipe out the super-bugs associated with MRSA and Staph infections.  The nectar secreted by the Manuka Tree (indigenous to New Zealand) contains what scientists call the Unique Manuka Factor or UMF.  It is this antibacterial component that sets Manuka Honey apart from other types of honey.

Because of its healing properties, Manuka Honey is now being used in wound care products, as well as a wide range of other health care products for eczema, ringworm, arthritis and acne.  Most products used to treat wounds are toxic and poisonous to the body.  This is not the case with Manuka Honey.  Being a natural substance, it can be used liberally without the fear of negative side effects.

In the past, Silver creams and dressings have been promoted for wound care treatment. These products are supported with marketing to the medical profession.  However, silver is not proven to work.  Silver has only undergone one clinical trial in which the result was inconclusive. However, some doctors who haven't bothered to read the clinical trials, still recommend silver.  Manuka Honey is slowly becoming the preferred choice for wound care, given the recent discoveries.  

It is an urban myth that you should expose an open wound to fresh air, allowing it to "breathe".  When this happens, a hard, dry scab forms over the wound which makes it difficult for the new skin to grow underneath. As the new, soft and delicate skin grows, it is restricted by the hard tissue above, which causes scarring.  Using wound dressings that contain Manuka Honey help the scab lift easily and naturally, preventing scarring and other skin deformities.  Another benefit to using Manuka Honey is that it has a natural analgesic effect, significantly reducing the pain associated with wounds.  

"Our Manuka Honey products have been tested by a third-party lab to ensure their effectiveness in destroying the MRSA bacterium," says Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark International.  "Manuka Honey has the ability to draw water out of the bacteria, making it impossible for the bacteria to survive, which is different than the way antibiotics work."  

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