March 01 2020
Have you ever wondered why the best solution is to go back to basics?
Take active honey for example. For centuries, the Māori of New Zealand have known about this substance's strong healing properties and used it to treat fever, colds and skin ailments.
Modern science has become aware of the healing potential of this ancient remedy and is using it to develop skin products. If you've been on the lookout for a truly effective skin care, this Māori ancient herb may be the ingredient break you've been waiting for.
Manuka is one of New Zealand's most common and well-known native herbs with many therapeutic benefits. It is probably most famous for its powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal actions, well investigated in a laboratory setting.
Manuka is a gentle little bush with suchz incredible healing powers. It has dark blackened branches, tiny prickly leaves, and small white summer blossoms.
Underneath this slightly scrubbed surface lies a chemical mystery, and as we humans have come to understand more about its medicinal properties, we have also discovered many ways to exploit them. There's plenty of evidence for Manuka's benefits, both from traditional Māori sources and from an increasing body of scientific research.
Most people know the value of Manuka honey and some know Manuka essential oil, but many don't know that Manuka tincture or extract is also a powerful healing aid.
Essential oil and tincture share strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It has been shown to be effective against over 20 bacterial strains, including methicillin-resistant bacteria (MRSA). It is also selective against various fungal organisms, used for athlete's foot (tinea pedis) and thrush (Candida species overgrowth).
In the form of tincture, Manuka's high tannin levels make it highly astringent, meaning it helps bring tissues together to assist in the healing process. z
Manuka is useful for reducing mouth and gum infection, promoting oral health, and also can be used for mouth sores and after dental surgery. It can also be gargled or sprayed for sore throats.
With so many applications, it's easy to see why Manuka is gaining international recognition as a healing agent for all kinds of health conditions in all its forms.
Clinical studies have shown that Manuka Honey treats wound problems such as exuding wound fluid, tissue swelling, discomfort, devitalised tissue and infection.
Active Manuka Honey is generally accepted as the only type of honey to be used therapeutically. Manuka Honey's healing properties are so powerful that scientists and medical professionals started to see it as the world's best natural antibiotic.
Honey has long been used as a curing agent. In fact, honey was used for medicinal purposes in the Bible, Koran, and Torah. Honey dressings were used for wound care until the first part of the 20th century.
Manuka Honey's ability to fight "biofilms" is unprecedented. A biofilm is a bacterial community within a self-produced polysaccharide matrix. Bio-films act as a barrier to protect bacteria from antimicrobial elements like antibiotics.
"Manuka Honey prevents bacteria from developing biofilms and extracts water from bacterial cells, making it impossible for bacteria to survive," says Frank Buonanotte,
CEO of Honeymark International, producer of active Manuka Honey medicinal products.
"This is how Manuka Honey can kill MRSA and cure Staph infections where antibiotics have failed." There is no evidence to date that any type of bacteria can develop resistance to Manuka Honey.
Honey is certainly being re-established as a reliable partner of modern wound care management. In addition to wound care, reports indicate that Manuka Honey is also effective in assisting in the treatment of the following conditions: Eczema Ringworm Arthritis Acne Lice and Dandruff Psoriasis Muscle and Joint Pain Dermatitis and other dry skin conditions
In recent years, many herbal practitioners and patients have used topical manuka oil treatments for such infections with impressive results.
Healing The Skin With Manuka Honey
Instead of using mouthwash to cure bad breath, Manuka Honey could be a much better option. Mouthwash contains alcohol that not only destroys the germs that cause bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay, but also kills all the good bacteria that should be in the mouth. Instead, try putting a Manuka Honey teaspoon in your mouth and swooshing for about 30 seconds. Manuka Honey will immediately dissolve in your mouth and liquefy.
Manuka Honey is also known to treat dandruff and lice successfully. Try mixing Manuka Honey with your shampoo and/or conditioner every time you shower. It will also make your hair look healthier.
Take your favourite lip balm and cut off a pea-size number. Smear in a small amount of Manuka Honey, then add a thin layer to your lips. Manuka Honey can lock in moisture, preventing dry cracks, and softening the lips.
Cook 1/2 cup of oatmeal and let it sit until it's cold. If you're impatient, try putting it in the fridge for 15-20 minutes. Then blend Manuka Honey's 2 heaping tablespoons. Wash your face and smear oatmeal / honey mixture on your face with your fingertips. Keep it on for about 30 minutes, it's best to lie down to make sure the mixture doesn't slip off your face. Wash it off and admire you soft and smooth skin.
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