THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANUKA HONEY

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANUKA HONEY-min

Manuka honey has numerous and special medication effects than traditional honey. For instance, it is used as an antibiotic and antiviral. It contains several other medical benefits.

Honey has been used since ancient days as a medicine and preservative by many communities worldwide. It was also used as a food supplementbecause ofvarious nutrients.

Manuka honey is native honey from New Zealand produced by bees that pollinate a special flower known as Leptospermum scoparium or the manuka plant. It has high antibacterial properties, hence can be used to treat different diseases and conditions. For instance, it possesses a methylglyoxal property that gives it an antibacterial effect. Apart from being an anti-oxidant, it also has antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects. All these properties make Manuka honey be used as a special medicine in different ways. This article will discuss various health benefits of Manuka honey.

Used In Treating Acne

Acne is a condition that can be caused by several factors, such as hormonal changes, especially in adolescents, growth of bacteria in the skin pores, and sometimes stress. This condition also causes inflammatory effects on the skin. Manuka honey can be used to treat acne since it has anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore, it can also be used to make antibacterial soaps used to prevent acne.  Its antibacterial effect can also be used to treat acne caused by the growth of bacteria in the skin pores.

Used For Dental Care

Periodontal diseases are very common in both children and adults. The most common condition is tooth decay and bad breath. These conditions are attributed to bacterial activities that cause plaque. Manuka honey is used as an antibiotic to eliminate the alimentary canal’s harmful bacteria, leaving the healthy ones. Moreover, it also prevents the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth. Chewing Manuka honey wipes out these bacteria, preventing cavities and tooth decay.

Facilitates Healing of Wounds

Manuka honey can be used in dressing wounds and cuts. Apart from offering an antibacterial effect, it is also an anti-oxidant. The honey gives a moist environment to the wound, preventing infections. Manuka honey also facilitates the regeneration of new tissues replacing the worn-outones. Furthermore, this honey provides an acidic environment that prevents the thriving of micro-organisms in wounds, hence fast healing.

Healing sore throat

Sore throats are caused by bacteria and viruses that cause flue. As mentioned at the outset, manuka honey contains antibacterial and antiviral properties, hence can help heala sore throat. It also coats the throats and suppresses inflammation. Cooling effects are also felt in patients with coughs.

Prevention And Healing of Ulcers

Stomach ulcers are among the most common problemhuman struggle with. Prolonged untreated bacteria in the stomach might cause ulcers. Helicobacter pylori bacteria causes stomach ulcers if not treated on time. Manuka honey has an antibacterial effect.Consumption of this honey help fights bacteria, preventing ulcers. Stomach ulcers can also be caused by excess alcohol intake. Manuka honey is capable of preventing these ulcers. Ulcers cause sores on the wall of the stomach. The honey has a healing effect on wounds that facilitate the replacement of tissues and reducing healing time.

Treating And Improving Digestive Disorder

One of the major stomach disorders is irritable bowel syndrome. Itis characterized by irregular bowel movements, abdominal pains, constipation, and also diarrhea. Manuka honey has been used to treat this condition and has proved to be successful. Specifically, it reacts against the bacteria that cause diarrhea.

Effective In Treatment of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a dangerous condition that poses a risk of heart disease. Manuka honey contains anti-oxidants compounds that can help lower blood pressure. Patients with this condition have had better results after using this honey. Research has not shown that it can completely heal the condition, but it can improve the condition.

Reduction Of Cholesterol in The Body

Accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries poses a danger to heart diseases, including heart attack. Manuka honey limits bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol in the body. This is made possible by the numerous anti-oxidants it contains.

Improves Cystic Fibrosis Condition

Cystic fibrosis is a disorder that is mostly inherited. It affects the lungs, digestive system, and other organs such as the kidney. This condition is characterized by the production of excess mucus that is very thick, leading to blocking of airways and difficulties in breathing. Bacteria are commonly responsible for this condition. Manuka honey is characterized by a very strong antibacterial effect, inhibiting the growth of this bacteria and fighting others existing in the system.

The Bottom Line

Manuka honey has unique qualities compared to the ordinary one. This special quality lies in the ability to heal due to its antibacterial quality. It is also very safe for use by both adults and children. The strong anti-oxidant effect also makes it unique. It gives it the ability to heal some conditions such as high blood pressure and lowering cholesterol in the body. However, it might not be safe for use for diabetic individuals or those allergic to bees.

Charlotte Cremers

MS, University of Tartu Sleep specialist Using the acquired academic and professional experience, I advise patients with various complaints about mental health - depressed mood, nervousness, lack of energy and interest, sleep disorders, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts and anxieties, difficulty concentrating, and stress. In my free time, I love to paint and go on long walks on the beach. One of my latest obsessions is sudoku – a wonderful activity to calm an unease mind.

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER