Using Manuka Honey to Treat Fungal Infections

A particular type of honey known as Manuka Honey has been found to have strong antifungal properties making it effective in treating conditions such as ringworm, athlete's foot, jock itch, nail fungus, tinea, etc.
May 16, 2008 - PRLog -- Scientists have discovered that a mono-floral honey known as Manuka Honey has an antifungal activity.  Fungal infections are one of the most common diseases of humans and are some of the most difficult to treat.  Antibiotics may be effective in treating bacterial infections but they are ineffective against fungal infections.  Since poor immunity is a common cause for some fungal infections, bacterial infections can also be present as well. Manuka Honey is ideal for treating this type of condition because it contains both antifungal and antibacterial properties.

In laboratory studies, it was found that the hydrogen peroxide and the non-peroxide activity in the Manuka Honey inhibited the growth of fungi.  It was also found that less of a concentration of Manuka Honey was necessary than that of which is required to treat infected wounds, burns and ulcers because there is no exudation.  

Nail fungus can be exceptionally difficult to treat because the nail acts as a protective layer.  Most products that are sold over-the-counter only provide temporary relief because the fungus is only suppressed for a short time. However, Manuka Honey has the ability to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin where it destroys infectious bacteria and fungus spores.  Fungus spores can cause infection through small breaks in the skin.  Once an area of the skin has been infected with a fungus organism, decaying skin allows bacteria to multiply, causing a distinctive bad aroma from the infected area.

Since Manuka Honey is sticky and not particularly user-friendly when used on the skin, health care products manufacturer, Honeymark International, has developed an Anti-Fungal Solution containing Active Manuka Honey which is effective in treating a wide variety of fungal conditions.  Honeymark's Anti-Fungal Solution comes in a squeeze tube for easy application.  "The dropper tip is a hygienic alternative to brush-on applicators which can cause the spread of further infection," says Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark International.  "Our special formulation makes it easier to apply Manuka Honey to the effected areas, along with other ingredients that are effective in treating fungal conditions."

For more information or to purchase Honeymark's Anti-Fungal Solution, call 1-866-427-7329 or visit

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