By C. Ball
It’s no secret to advocates of alternative medicine that natural honey is one of the best foods on the market.
Honey produced locally can treat allergic reactions, on top of being a much healthier sweetener.
And all honey contains hydrogen peroxide — which gives any natural, unprocessed honey a certain amount of antibacterial quality.
But one particular strain of honey is shocking even mainstream scientists!
In a startling breakthrough, Australian researchers have discovered that Manuka Honey is killing every kind of bad bacteria they can think of.
Real Manuka Honey — also known as jelly bush honey — can only be produced in New Zealand.
It gets its name from the Manuka Bush that the bees must feed on, to create the super honey.
Researchers have tested Manuka honey against some of these most virulent superbugs afflicting humanity, including MRSA.
And in every case, it destroys bad bacteria, pathogens, and infections.
And what’s truly startling with Manuka, is that none of the bugs are developing immunities to it.
With all commercial antibiotics, the bugs have the ability to quickly develop immunities that make them resistant to the treatment.
This leaves new laboratory antibiotics with a very short utility life.
This immunity evolution is where we get the term Superbug — bacteria that can’t be killed by antibiotics.
Many medical researchers have expressed grave concern with the overuse of antibiotics and the ever more super superbugs they are creating.
Manuka Honey could hold the medical breakthrough needed to avoid this catastrophe.
Right now, the exact process by which Manuka destroys bacteria without allowing them to become resistant is unknown, but many positive effects have already been well documented.
When applied topically, Manuka is proven to heal sores, wounds, and ulcers significantly faster than any other method.
Even diabetic ulcers respond very positively to Manuka. In fact, even the FDA has approved Manuka for wound treatment.
When used as a honey chew, Manuka dramatically improves oral health.
For reasons scientists still don’t understand, Manuka targets harmful bacteria while leaving the good bacteria in your mouth alone.
It significantly reduces the production of plaque, tooth decay, gum inflammation and the effects of gingivitis.
And due to the natural quality of its sugar, it has a very low risk of contributing to cavities.
And because of the antibacterial and antiviral properties that scientists are raving about, it’s highly effective at combating an inflamed or infected throat.
Of course, that’s in addition to the typical soothing effect any honey will have on a sore throat.
Manuka can also be ingested to aid in the healing of stomach ulcers — though the research on this is still unsettled.
Ingesting it also has a noted positive effect on general digesting problems, such as IBS, constipation or diarrhea.
As with all-natural remedies, the crucial part is to make sure you get the genuine stuff.
Many sellers are marketing generic honey as Manuka, just to drive sales.
It’s best to look for the UMF certified label — Unique Manuka Factor. This certification is regulated by the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association of New Zealand.
It’s not possible to get the miraculous effects of Manuka Honey from any other source than New Zealand.
UMF is often rated to reflect the concentration of methylglyoxal (MG) in. The bare minimum you should consider purchasing for therapeutic purposes is an MG rating “10 UMF.”
This guarantees you are getting an effective enough concentration of the Manuka Factor.