Manuka honey is a unique type of honey that’s produced in Australia and New Zealand by European honey bees that pollinate the Manuka bush. Manuka flowers are the key driving force behind the antibacterial effect of Manuka honey.
Supports digestive health (helps with SIBO, low stomach acid and acid reflux) ⁽¹⁾
Promotes skin health ⁽²⁾
Used for skin infections ⁽³⁾
Can help treat burns, wounds and ulcers ⁽⁴,⁵⁾
May prevent tooth decay and gingivitis ⁽⁶⁾
May aids IBS and IBD treatment ⁽⁷⁾
May reduce sore throats ⁽⁸⁾
May help reduce seasonal allergies ⁽⁹⁾
May improve sleep ⁽¹⁰⁾
May reduce symptoms of cystic fibrosis ⁽¹¹⁾
The Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) is a global standard used to identify and measure the antibacterial strength of Manuka. Essentially, the UMF is a guarantee that the honey being sold is of medicinal quality and pure. What separates UMF Manuka from other Manuka varieties is that it has both the natural hydrogen peroxide and its own natural UMF antibacterial property, which greatly enhances its effectiveness. The UMF properties of Manuka are extremely stable and, unlike the hydrogen peroxide common in most honey, are not easily destroyed by heat, light and enzymes in the body. The minimum UMF rating recognized is UMF5, but the honey is not considered to be very beneficial unless it carries a UMF 10+. This signifies that the honey has antibacterial activity. Anything ranging from UMF 10–UMF 15 is a useful level, and anything UMF 16 and up is considered a superior quality. There is strong scientific evidence that manuka honey is a very potent agent for killing the influenza (flu) virus. Scientists looking at the anti-viral effects of honey have shown strong anti-influenza activity with manuka honey in particular showing strong inhibition. Humans have used honey for its healing properties for thousands of years, and now with on-going research scientists are able to explain the reasons behind its medicinal power. Numerous scientific studies show that Manuka honey kills superbugs and stimulates wound healing. Researchers in Japan concluded reported that honey actually inhibited replication of the flu virus. When the influenza virus was pre-treated with manuka honey before infection of cells, the virus was rendered inactive. This is termed virucidal activity (12).
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2. Hammond, E.N., Donkor, E.S. Antibacterial effect of Manuka honey on Clostridium difficile. BMC Res Notes 6, 188 (2013).
3. Burlando, Bruno, and Laura Cornara. “Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review.” Journal of cosmetic dermatology vol. 12,4 (2013): 306-13. doi:10.1111/jocd.12058
4. Beena, Javaregowda P et al. “Manuka Honey: A Potent Cariostatic Agent- An in vitro Study.” International journal of clinical pediatric dentistry vol. 11,2 (2018): 105-109. doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1494
5. Yaghoobi, Reza et al. “Evidence for Clinical Use of Honey in Wound Healing as an Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory Antioxidant and Anti-viral Agent: A Review.” Jundishapur journal of natural pharmaceutical products vol. 8,3 (2013): 100-4. doi:10.17795/jjnpp-9487
6. Almasaudi, Saad B et al. “Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, and Antiulcer Potential of Manuka Honey against Gastric Ulcer in Rats.” Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity vol. 2016 (2016): 3643824. doi:10.1155/2016/3643824
7. English, Helen K P et al. “The effects of manuka honey on plaque and gingivitis: a pilot study.” Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology vol. 6,2 (2004): 63-7.
9. Maddocks, Sarah E et al. “Manuka honey inhibits the development of Streptococcus pyogenes biofilms and causes reduced expression of two fibronectin binding proteins.” Microbiology (Reading, England) vol. 158,Pt 3 (2012): 781-790. doi:10.1099/mic.0.053959-0
10. Saarinen, K et al. “Birch pollen honey for birch pollen allergy–a randomized controlled pilot study.” International archives of allergy and immunology vol. 155,2 (2011): 160-6. doi:10.1159/000319821
11. Pasupuleti, Visweswara Rao et al. “Honey, Propolis, and Royal Jelly: A Comprehensive Review of Their Biological Actions and Health Benefits.” Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity vol. 2017 (2017): 1259510. doi:10.1155/2017/1259510
12. Jenkins, Rowena et al. “A demonstration of the susceptibility of clinical isolates obtained from cystic fibrosis patients to manuka honey.” Archives of microbiology vol. 197,4 (2015): 597-601. doi:10.1007/s00203-015-1091-6