You probably know that honey has antibacterial properties. But there’s one type of honey that has proven to be more powerful than all. Australian researchers have discovered that Manuka honey kills bacteria than any antibiotic.
In the study, conducted in 2009, researchers found that this honey could kill most ‘superbugs’ which had become resistant to antibiotics. Ever since, there has been a high demand for this honey, in fact there were shortages of Manuka at some point and companies started selling fake products.
Why Manuka honey is the #1 bacteria killer
Antibiotic resistance is on the rise. Researchers say that bacteria become resistant to antibiotics when we use them regularly. This means that most prescription antibiotics will not help you treat infections.
But researchers found that Manuka honey could kill any bacteria it was tested on. Even those which had proven resistant to antibiotics. Researchers believe that methylglyoxal, a compound found in Manuka honey triggers a multi-system failure in bacteria thus killing them.
But the benefits of Manuka don’t end there. You will also benefit from its antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
Using Manuka will strengthen your immune system and lower risk of diseases like inflammation, diabetes, cancer, digestive problems, high cholesterol and infections. But Manuka honey has proven to be most effective in treating wounds on the skin.
Antibiotic resistance has led to many problems – nowadays, it takes longer for wounds to heal. Well, Manuka has proven to heal wounds very fast.
Even though there may be shortages of Manuka honey, it is accessible in most parts of the world. You can buy it on Amazon or your nearest organic store. Make sure you buy the authentic stuff – there are many fakes out there.
10 uses of Manuka honey
- Treat acne and eczema
- Cure tooth decay
- Treat sore throat
- Improve quality of sleep
- Heal wounds and burns
- Prevent colonic inflammation
- Cure coughs
- Treat sinusitis
- Relieve gastritis
- Strengthen immune system