Everyone knows that raw and unprocessed honey is one of the healthiest foods, but according to scientists, there’s another type of honey capable of destroying any kind of bacteria, even the worst ones known to them.
The European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases published the results of the study, and this is of great importance especially now when many types of bacteria are antibiotic resistant.
These properties belong to the manuka honey, or also called the jelly bush honey which is produced in New Zealand. But since it gained a worldwide popularity, there has been a shortage which led to selling fake manuka honey. That’s why New Zealand manuka producers demanded trademark protection, similar to Scottish whiskey or French champagne.
The manuka honey is produced when bees forage on the nectar of Leptospermum Scoparium, the New Zealand manuka bush, as well as tea trees native only to Australia and New Zealand.
The Australian reported that this honey killed every bacteria or pathogen it was tested on in the studies mentioned above. It can be either consumed orally or applied topically to help fight infections on the skin, insect bites, and cuts.
Moreover, the honey builds up the immunity after it kills the superbugs.
Dr. Dee Carter of the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences says:
“New antibiotics tend to have short shelf lives, as the bacteria they attack quickly become resistant. Many large pharmaceutical companies have abandoned antibiotic production because of the difficulty of recovering costs. Developing effective alternatives could, therefore, save many lives.”
According to Dr. Certer the honey gets its power from the compound called methylglyoxal, which combines other unknown compounds to cause “multi-system failure.”
If you want to purchase manuka honey, make sure an UMF certified one. UMF stands for Unique Manuka Factor, which is a phytochemical property obtained from the manuka bushes.
A man who purchased the honey from Amazon from a brand called Comvita manuka honey which is UMF certified stated the following:
I had done a fair amount of research when a friend of ours got MRSA, and then, unfortunately, I got it too., said user JoshuaOne9 on Amazon. Thankfully, I had already done the research so I knew exactly what to do. As soon as I saw the red bump (thinking the first day that it was a mosquito bite) I scratched it, but the second day I realized that it had to be something else. My husband immediately knew what it was since we had been dealing with our friend’s case of MRSA. I got my hands on this Manuka honey and put on the area of skin that was affected and then it is very important that you cover it with a bandaid. Within hours, I felt relief and within a few days, it was completely gone…