Sunday, 1 April 2012

Manuka Honey in the news

Manuka Honey in the News:

A report in a New Zealand newspaper from 17 March 2012, the Gisborne Herald reads: “A world expert on manuka honey research has just visited New Zealand to present his research on the new unique compounds they have discovered in manuka honey.
While the anti-bacterial activity of manuka honey is widely known, new research by a German team has revealed honey has a potent ability to fight infection in the mouth, throat and stomach. Professor Thomas Henle, a food chemist at the Institute of Food Chemistry, Technical University of Dresden, identified methylglyoxal or MGO as the compound in honey responsible for its antibacterial properties. Professor Henle said dietary MGO in manuka honey was stable under the conditions of the mouth, throat and stomach where it can kill bugs that cause infection.
 Many studies also show Manuka honey high in MGO may be an effective cure against Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial infection of the stomach which may affect up to half the world’s population, he said. It is frequently without symptoms but under certain conditions causes chronic gastritis and gastric ulcers. It is also linked to development of duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer. Professor Henle said that antibiotics often fail to treat helicobacter pylori effectively, but his studies show that manuka honey with high levels of MGO, is stable in the stomach therefore offering a promising cure and improved gastrointestinal health.”

New Zealand Manuka Honey

Internal Uses                                                  
Sore throat
Gum disease
Acid Reflux
Stomach pain
Stomach ulcers

External Uses
Ring worm
Skin rashes
Chronic wounds
Bed sores
Cold sores
Candida fungal infections

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