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Information on Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is slowly gaining popularity on the market ofdifferent wound care products. It is among the fasters agents intended for the healingof the wounds and clearing of various types of infections associated withcertain types of wounds. Any type of honey can be used for numerous purposes asit provides the mankind with various different sorts of health benefits. It isonly recently that the unbelievable healing properties of manuka honey havebeen discovered in New Zealand. It is much different than all the other typesof honey known to man, and it has very potent antibacterial properties. Mostremedies commonly used for the clearing of various infectious may sometimesdamage the skin tissue or be associated with certain other side effects, butthat is not the case with manuka honey.


Manuka honey is an excellent remedy for different kinds ofinfections and it is also very efficient in preventing scarring. The healingprocess of a wound involves the formation of a scab because by doing that thebody prevents further blood loss. The new skin can grow, but only if it isunder the scab, which means that slight deformity occurs because the new tissueis not completely connected to the rest of the old skin. Manuka honey creates amoist environment which lifts the scab and makes it possible for theregenerated skin to grow flush with the wound surface. Some serious types ofwounds may also sometimes be affiliated with bad smell. Such wounds includewounds with necrotic tissue, exudating wounds, malignant lesions, chronicpressure ulcers, cancerous lesions, venous leg ulcers, fungating lesions,neuropathic ulcers and diabetic ulcers. The odor comes from the degradedbacteria or tissue which release different types of fatty acids and othercompounds. When a person applies the manuka honey topically to the wound, thebacteria feed on the sugar from the honey and the occurrence of malodor isminimized or eliminated completely.

Manuka honey is also popular because of its potent anti inflammatoryproperties, which means that it can be used to relieve all the painfulsensations commonly associated with different types of wounds. It reduces theswelling and the inflammation of the affected area. Manuka honey is also verybeneficial in destroying certain types of bacteria which are otherwiseresistant to antibiotics. Perhaps the most important feature to top it all isthe fact that manuka honey does not trigger any unwanted side effects.

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