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Manuka Honey MGO 100+ (5+ UMF) by Flora 500g
Manuka Honey MGO 100+ (5+ UMF) by Flora 500g
What is Manuka Honey?
- Manuka honey comes from the white flowers of the manuka bush, a native bush which grows in remote unspoiled areas of New Zealand.
- The Manuka Honey from only a few of these areas contains the special property.
- This property has been used to heal a variety of ailments.
This is 100% authentic Manuka Honey. These levels of Manuka have been graded as being a sufficient level for medicinal use of Manuka.
WE CARRY 3 GRADES OF MANUKA:
MANUKA 100+ MGO 500gr
MANUKA 250+ MGO 500gr
MANUKA 400+ MGO 500gr
A potent antimicrobial that helps treat cuts and burns to prevent infection ...
Dark, and strongly flavoured honey is made by normal honey bees, but is created using the nectar of one plant, namely the Manuka bush found in Australia and New Zealand. Manuka honey has been found to have a number of antimicrobial properties, but the potency of these vary by region and manufacturer.
Honey is antimicrobial
Most honey contains an enzyme that, when diluted, produces hydrogen peroxide, the same substance commonly used to clean wounds. It also contains a very high sugar content; surprisingly, although sugar is a food source for bacteria, high concentrations of sugar actually prevent microbial growth.
Honey has been used to treat infected wounds for thousands of years. Its use dwindled with the development of antibiotics, but is rekindling now that many strains of bacteria have become antibiotic-resistant. Interestingly, Manuka honey has been shown to prevent the replication of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a common "superbug" frequently found in hospitals. When compared with conventional treatments, Manuka honey has been found to be more effective for treating superficial and partial-thickness burns of the skin.
UMF (Unique Manuka Factor)
It has been shown that honey contains an enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide when diluted with water. Manuka honey has been shown to contain other antimicrobial substances in addition to this enzyme found in all honey. This additional antimicrobial activity is measured as the "unique Manuka factor" or UMF, which varies by source and manufacturer, and is often listed on product labels. This is a standardization of its antimicrobial activity against a phenol solution of known concentration. Manuka honey with a UMF of 15 is as efficient at killing Staphylococcus aureus (a common skin pathogen), as a 15% phenol solution. This scale allows for the comparison of different Manuka honey products against one another for antimicrobial activity.
Manuka Honey Mouthwash?
Honey has been shown to stop the growth of dental plaque almost equally to chlorhexidine mouthwash, and also reduces the amount of acid produced in the mouth. Acid is the main factor promoting the loss of enamel of the teeth. Since the disease processes of gingivitis and periodontal disease are similar to the inflammation involved in infected wounds, honey may be a potential treatment option. It is excellent at helping to clearing infection, and rapidly reducing pain and inflammation. Honey is also far gentler on surrounding healthy tissues than many antiseptics, and has even been found to stimulate the growth of cells that promote wound repair.
It has been proposed that the active ingredient of Manuka honey that creates its additional anti-microbial ability is methylglyoxal (MGO). Because of this, one company standardizes its product to MGO levels instead of UMF. This is not industry standard, and may not be a valid standardization. In general, honey with all MGO levels above 30 will have a UMF of at least 10, and so should be good sources of antimicrobial action.
How can I use Manuka honey?
Manuka honey is available from most supplement stores and is made by a number of different companies. In general, a UMF of 10 is the minimum for anti-microbial action. MGO levels are not industry standard for comparison, but in general, all Manuka honey with an MGO greater than 30 will have a UMF greater than 10. Manuka honey can be applied topically under a dressing to treat a burn or wound. Dressings should be checked every 2 days. It can also be used internally to help kill bacteria in the throat, or simply added to food for flavour.
Unpasteurized honey may contain spores of Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that causes botulism. Because of this, unpasteurized honey should not be fed to immuno-compromised individuals or to children under the age of 12 months.
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