Information on Manuka Honey
Manuka honey is a peculiar type of honey which originates from New Zealand and is becoming more and more popular all over the world because of the numerous health benefits it provides the human body with. Numerous scientific studies have shown that Manuka honey has certain healing properties and that it is much more efficient than regular pharmaceuticals when it comes to the prevention and treatment of certain medical conditions. There are areas where it may come in very handy, and no conventional medicines such as antibiotics can be of any help. Manuka honey is very efficient in rejuvenating and moisturizing the skin so that is why it is often used in numerous different types of cosmetic products.
Health Benefits of Manuka Honey
Manuka honey may be of great help when it comes to treating certain medical conditions such as dermatitis, pressure sores, ringworm, blisters and burns. It is very effective when used as a wound dressing because it has unbelievable antibacterial qualities. It destroys the bacteria, clears the infections and prevents dehydration of the wound. If the wound is not hydrated properly it may lead to scarring once it heals. On the other hand, if there is too much moisture in the wound it may lead to overgrowth of the harmful bacteria. Manuka honey is very efficient in lifting scabs and dead tissues so the wound may heal while positioned flush with the surface of the skin. The bacteria cannot survive because the water gets drawn out. Manuka honey is much more efficient than most types of antibiotics because they are known for slowing down the growth rate of the cells. It is efficient in regenerating the skin and speeding up the healing process by pulling all the beneficial nutrients and body fluids into the surface of the wound.
All different types of honey contain hydrogen peroxide which is known for its disinfectant properties, and it gets obtained by the oxidation of the glucose contained in the honey. Hydrogen peroxide unfortunately breaks down in the presence of enzymes produced by the human body. Manuka honey is the only type of honey which can be used for various medical purposes because the heat and light do not affect its effectiveness and healing properties. Manuka honey also contains methylglyoxal and UMF which provide certain additional antibacterial properties. Manuka honey with a UMF rating of 10 and above can be considered as a medical grade type of honey.