Manuka Honey has long been used for apitherapy. You should not wonder why honey, Active Manuka Honey in particular, is now being widely accepted for its medical uses. Researchers have started studying the extent of Manuka Honey’s potency. Research supports that Active Manuka Honey 10 (UMF 10+) is medical grade, meaning it can be used therapeutically. For Manuka Honey to be called “Active” it has to go through laboratory testing. Not all honeys are equally endowed with pollen count that reaches UMF 10+. That is why it is called “unique Manuka factor”, meaning it is not present in every honey.
Active Manuka Honey 10+ is a special honey. Even though it is not patented, licensed or approved as a medicine, its wide acceptance as natural therapy is an evidence support for its usefulness. Years of use and research has successfully identified certain conditions that were alleviated by Active Manuka Honey. Active Manuka Honey 10+ when orally taken in could help relieve gastric upsets. It is found to naturally kill microorganisms that cause these gastrointestinal disturbances, such as staphylococcal and streptococcal bacteria, and helicobacter pylori. These are microorganisms that commonly caused gastric upsets. This special honey is used as daily maintenance for heartburn and gastirc ulcers.
Medical doctors in UK and New Zealand have also started the use of Active Manuka Honey 10+ in wound treatment. Tracing history, honey has been used in treating infected wounds long before man has discovered the causes of infection. This has proven effective for leg ulceration. There had been issues concerning the use of Active Manuka Honey agaisnt diabetic leg ulcers because of its methylglyoxal content. But Active Manuka Honey 10+ has been considered safe for use or any other kind of skin ulcerations such as pressure sores and infected (non-diabetic) leg.
Active Manuka Honey 10+ is useful for relief and treatment of sore throat, burns, acne, eczema, and other skin infections. For Active Manuka Honey to be effective you should follow use as directed on package insert or label. It is very seldom for people to have allergic reactions to honey. The use of honey is not advised for people with insulin-dependent diabetes, those who have allergies to bee stings, and those who take beta-blockers as this may have an interaction with the drug.
This product by Haddrell’s of Cambridge is made of 100% raw Manuka honey. It has been tested and qualified as having UMF16+. This product may be used for internal and external purposes as you would like to use it. This is advised for maintenance of general health. You can take 1 teaspoon at most 4 times daily either directly or in your food or beverage.
I first found out about this product through a friend who has been using the same for upper respiratory tract infection. I have always been troubled with sore throat and colds especially during cold months. I bought mine from www.amazon.com and true to what the internet says, it is effective for my throat. It also tastes good, making it not hard for me to follow my dosage.