Manuka honey has been in the news a lot lately, with studies showing its benefits for wound care and support with infections. Its biofilm inhibition properties can also help with stubborn recurring infections and may also help antibiotic treatments work better.
While this affordable natural remedy is safe and simple to use, finding the correct grade and strength is crucial for best results. Luckily, a recent article provides some excellent resources on finding Manuka honey that’s potent and pure enough for help with infections like MRSA.
I think this article featured on HealthyNewAge.com provided some good tips on what kind of Manuka honey to look for. It also listed specific suppliers medicinal grade products in the U.S., the U.K., New Zealand and other countries.
Below is a summary of the things to look for when searching for a quality product:
- Make sure its true Manuka honey, made by bees pollinating flowers from the Manuka plant.
- Look for the active form of the honey and avoid the inactive type.
- An active honey with a certified Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) is best. The UMF number tells you how much antibacterial strength the product has. Generally, UMF 10 to UMF 15 is best for skin support. Higher UMF numbers may be better for internal support.
- Raw honey is best, unless you have a compromised immune system or are using it on babies.
Remember that store bought products just don’t have the potency or purity to help you with infection support or wound care. That’s why the UMF value is important, as well as getting your product from a reputable source.
To your health,
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