Throughout history, honey has played an important role in all cultures of the world, not only as food but also as a medical device. And, in particular, Manuka honey, derived from the nectar, collected by bees from the Manuka bush in New Zealand, which has unique anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, healing wounds and the stomach properties, deserves further research. Although it does not get a decent level of attention, Manuka honey – is a therapeutic remedy that can be used orally and externally. Unique Manuka Factor – is the concentration of specific antioxidant phenols, contained in honey and directly affected the growth of bacteria, speeding up treatment.
Unlike synthetic antibiotics, this factor does not contribute to the growth and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, making it very effective in the treatment of wounds, burns and other skin problems, which otherwise may be subject to serious infections. Manuka Honey is also rich in unique enzyme known as glucose oxidase, which produces a natural hydrogen peroxide, a recognized antiseptic with antibacterial properties. All types of honey contain glucose oxidase but Manuka honey – is a uniquely powerful tool for the prevention and treatment of bacterial infections. Honey Research Department at the University of Waikato in New Zealand for the first time in the 90’s discovered unique Manuka factor, also found that Manuka honey medicine also contains antibacterial components. These components are important, because they do not break down in the body, as hydrogen peroxide. Additionally, Manuka honey is also effective for the treatment of gastric ulcers, gastritis and other digestive problems due to its anti-inflammatory and probiotic properties. These antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral properties make Manuka honey effective for sore throats, colds, acne, sinusitis, acid reflux and heartburn, ringworm and other diseases.