This article “Manuka Honey as a Natural Alternative to Antibiotics” looks at a popular alternative treatment for various aliments. There are additional links to resources regarding Manuka Honey.
Recent studies have shown that a particular type of honey outperforms antibiotics when treating many health complications, both internally and topically on the skin.
There is a natural alternative to conventional medicine when treating certain health conditions such as stomach ulcers, acid reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, infected wounds, pressure sores, etc. This natural treatment solution comes in the form of a special type of honey found only in New Zealand called Manuka Honey.
Since Manuka Honey contains natural antimicrobial properties, many health conditions caused by harmful microorganisms (bacterial, viral or fungal) can be treated with Manuka Honey. Since pharmaceuticals are notorious for causing negative side effects, Manuka Honey is being viewed as a safe alternative. It has been discovered that Manuka Honey contains extremely powerful antibacterial properties that can effectively treat a wide spectrum of health conditions, without any harmful side effects.
But don’t be fooled. Just because Manuka Honey is a natural substance, doesn’t mean it has less healing powers than medicine. Not only does Manuka Honey work like a medicine in treating certain conditions, in many cases, it seems to work better than antibiotics and shows effectiveness even where traditional forms of medicine have failed. For example, the resilient antibiotic-resistant suberbugs known as MRSA that are responsible for causing potentially life-threatening Staph infections are no match to the antibacterial action of Manuka Honey. This unique medical-grade honey goes to work at disabling the dangerous microbes by dehydrating them and preventing them from multiplying.
For conditions such as gastrointestinal complications, IBS and H. pylori/stomach ulcers, Manuka Honey can be taken orally. However, Manuka Honey has many useful topical applications as well. For example, when applied directly to the skin, Manuka Honey is effective in treating conditions such as acne, burns, wounds, eczema, ringworm and any other bacterial or fungal infection.
Medical professionals around the world are beginning to recognize the benefits of using Manuka Honey instead of antibiotics and other medications. Unlike antibiotics, it’s not crucial to identify the type of bacteria that is causing the infection as Manuka Honey destroys all infectious microorganisms that may be present. When using antibiotics, the specific infectious bacterium has to be identified in order to determine which antibiotic should be used.
There is also no problem with resistance when using Manuka Honey for medicinal purposes. When using antibiotics, there is a 50% chance that it won’t work due to bacteria becoming so widely resistant to antibiotics in recent years. To date, there has been no reports of any bacteria being able to develop a resistance to Manuka Honey. With experts predicting the emergence of new antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria in the future, doctors will become more reliant on Manuka Honey’s unparalleled antibacterial properties.
Manuka Honey’s ability to eradicate MRSA is now being viewed as a major breakthrough in the health care industry, as reports of Staph infections are running rampant all over the world. The CDC has recently determined that MRSA now kills more people in the U.S. than AIDS, making it a serious health concern of epidemic proportion. With antibiotics proving to be relatively useless against MRSA, Manuka Honey’s efficacy is gaining worldwide recognition.
Another benefit of using Manuka Honey for medical purposes is that it tastes better than medicine. Manuka Honey is also less expensive than most medicine as well. People all over the world are using Manuka Honey to treat heartburn, ulcers, stomach aches, gastritis and other internal health complications. For skin care, Manuka Honey must be applied topically and can be used for any kind of wounds, skin ulcers, sores, insect stings/bites, poison ivy/oak, scrapes, acne, eczema, etc. Even cosmetically, Manuka Honey is being used to reduce wrinkles on the skin.
Because of Manuka Honey’s rich, sweet taste, taking it orally is usually not a problem. It’s important to know that Manuka Honey can be diluted 100 fold and still be effective as a natural healing agent. Therefore, using Manuka Honey as a main ingredient in liquid-based or cream-based products presents no threat of it losing its potency. For internal purposes, Buonanotte recommends taking pure Manuka Honey orally, as long as it’s a medical-grade active Manuka Honey (UMF 10 or higher).