Researchers from Chandigarh Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education have discovered that daily consumption of Manuka honey greatly reduced IBS and IBD symptoms in rats.
The study groups consumed a teaspoon of Manuka honey every day before breakfast. The study shows that daily ingestion of Manuka honey provides protection from TNBS-induced colonic damage. Interestingly, all test subjects in the study groups showed a significant reduction in colonic inflammation. Moreover, all biochemical parameters in the study groups were reduced as well. Manuka honey also restored lipid peroxidation, improved antioxidant parameters and reduced histological scores in the tests groups. This proves that Manuka honey has unmatched anti-inflammatory properties when consumed daily.
In conclusion, Manuka honey not only provides a wide-range of anti-inflammatory properties but also repairs free radical damage, helps with intestine inflammation and pain as well as protects against further intestine damage.