BENEFITS AND USES
Here you can read about Manuka Honey benefits for your health. The UMF Honey Association conducts scientific research on Manuka honey as well as works with Manuka honey producers to better understand the healing properties of the manuka plant.
MANUKA HONEY BENEFITS
1. IBS & IBD
Studies have shown that variable doses of Manuka honey reduce inflammation of the colon in groups treated for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). Histological scores have shown that Manuka honey has also restores lipid peroxidation and protects against further irritation of the colon.
2. SIBO, LOW STOMACH ACID, ACID REFLUX
Manuka honey’s natural antibiotic properties greatly reduce reflux and balance the digestive system. The bacteria Clostridium difficult has been found to be susceptible to Manuka honey’s bactericidal qualities.
3. Sinusitis and tonsilitis
Many anecdotal accounts have been reported about Manuka honey causing relief in sinusitis as well as allergies. Patients report over 50% less symptoms with regular use of Manuka honey.
4. Staph infections (mrsa)
The researchers from Cardiff Metropolitan University that the bacteria Staphylococcus is susceptible to Manuka honey and when applied topically to a wound or a cut may greatly help with down-regulating MRSA.
5. acne and eczema
Although there is no scientific evidence for Manuka honey treating acne and eczema, many patients report that applying Manuka honey on affected skin areas reduces the symptoms and makes the skin much smoother.
Studies have shown that daily supplementation with Manuka honey reduces the glycemic response after a meal. Compared to other sweeteners, Manuka honey shows lower rise in blood sugar. Always consult your doctor before using Manuka honey for diabetes.
The antimicrobial properties of high-grade UMF Manuka honey have shown to reduce tumour size and gene mutation inducing cell death and preventing the spreading of cancerous cells.
8. boostS your immune system & improveS sleep
Manuka honey has shown to significantly decrease plaque and reduce bleeding from affected areas. As it is is rich in zinc, calcium and phosphorus it greatly helps with teeth healing.
9. improveS dental health
With its rich nutritional profile and antibacterial activity, Manuka honey has shown to stimulate cytokine production which helps with treating infections and diseases. Manuka honey also promotes good sleep by slowly releasing glycogen essential for a good night’s sleep.
10. treatS wounds, burns and ulcers
Manuka honey’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants characteristics provide a decrease in inflammation in wounds, cuts as well as in venous ulcers.