The Rise and Popularity of Manuka Honey
Researchers and scientists have uncovered several ingredients found in nature. One of the most recent discoveries is manuka honey which is stated to be an excellent natural substance which is effective in treating several medical conditions. It is stated to be more powerful than most medicines. Such a type of honey is known as Active Manuka Honey.
Manuka honey is mono floral honey which is collected by the manuka bees which are indigenous to New Zealand. When consumed manuka honey can be effective in treating stomach aches, ulcers, sore throats, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, cold, flu and more. When applied topically, it may cure conditions such as acne, wrinkles, eczema, burns, wounds, ringworm and even MRSA staph infections.
Many people are under the misconception that when consuming Manuka honey orally it can cure ailments of the skin. However, for several issues of the skin, manuka honey when applied topically on the area works extremely well. For instance, when treating a wound manuka honey has to come in direct contact with the area of infection.
Manuka honey has been used as a medical ingredient for over thousands of years now. However, with the advent of medicines like penicillin and other antibiotics the honey started to lose its popularity. It was reduced to an effective home remedy. With time many more strains of bacteria emerged in nature. Now Manuka Honey is said to be the most efficient in treating various strains of bacteria which are resistant to other kinds of medicines.
The remarkable properties of Manuka Honey are attributed to its non peroxide activity. Manuka honey is used for medicinal purpose since it comprises more benefits than any other honey. However, not all kinds of honey are suitable for therapeutic usage.