Manuka honey is a dark monofloral honey rich in phenolic content, and is gaining much attention for its antimicrobial activity. Researchers have found that honey is effective against a wide range of pathogens.
Any day of the week you can pour yourself a cup of tea (preferably green) and add a tablespoon of delicious Manuka honey giving yourself a pleasant boost of energy packed with the power of natural antioxidant.
Manuka honey has been studied for a very long time and used for medicinal purposes for even longer. Some of the world’s oldest literature has documented the medical benefits of this honey. The beneficial medicinal properties like its antimicrobial components are more than exciting in the medical world.
The health benefits come from the floral (flower) source used by the bees. This dark monofloral honey is rich in phenolic content which gives it its antimicrobial powers. Phenols are a plant-based compound known to be an antioxidant. Phenols can stop the reaction of free radicals with other molecules in your body, preventing damage to your DNA and contribute to long-term health effects.
Manuka honey is effective against a wide range of pathogens based on scientific research. The antibacterial potency of Manuka honey was found to be related to the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) rating, that is correlated with the methylglyoxal and total phenols content. Studies have shown that different types of Manuka honey have differing effects and Gram-negative bacteria and are more resistant than Gram-positive bacteria. The bacterial resistance to honey as an antimicrobial agent has yet to be identified, possibly due to the presence of a complex mixture of methylglyoxal and other components. This means that the bacteria can be neutralized. Manuka honey was also reported to change a bacterium’s shape and size through a process called septal ring alteration, which affect cell morphology and growth.
Wound Healing Benefits
Manuka honey can help with wound healing. One of the components of honey is hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide has antibacterial properties. It can help your body fight off bacterial infections. When the peroxide comes in contact with the pathogen it creates a foam. This foam makes the pathogen less sticky and easier to drain.
Manuka honey can inhibit the process of carcinogenesis by controlling different molecular processes, and progression of cancer cells.
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