Tests confirm medicinal properties of manuka honey – 150213 1720z

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Manuka Honey

“Forget spreading it on your toast. Honey could be better kept in the medicine cabinet.

A study of three types of honey by the University of Technology in Sydney has confirmed that New Zealand manuka is the most effective for treating chronic wounds.

Manuka contains a number of chemicals including methylglyoxal, which inhibits the spread of bacteria.

UTS Professor Liz Harry says unlike antibiotics, bacteria shouldn’t become resistant to manuka honey.

“Honey’s not the be-all and end-all, but the fact that people are avoiding it because they don’t think there’s enough science to it is really not true, because I think there is now,” she said.

“We’ve done some studies recently that show that it’s quite possible that honey will be very powerful, particularly when you use it with antibiotics.”

Other honeys tested also included kanuka and clover.” – abc.net.au

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