Manuka Honey is antibacterial honey, antiviral and antifungal
The benefits of the medicinal properties of honey have been known for over 4000 years since the days of the Egyptians, who began to use honey for healing wounds. In the modern world, there is growing concern about increasing the resistance of staphylococcus and bacteria to the application of antibiotics. Scientists are all exploring honey and its extremely beneficial qualities with great interest. Of particular interest is MANUKA HONEY.
It is well known that any honey contains a naturally occurring enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide has antiseptic and proven antibacterial properties.
However, hydrogen peroxide loses much of its healing power when in contact with biological fluids or fluids released during injuries. In addition, all the healing properties of honey are usually lost when in contact with heat or under direct sunlight.
What is Manuka Honey?
Manuka Honey is produced by bees that collect nectar from a manuka tree or tea tree (the scientific name is Leptospermum Scoparium). The homeland and the main place of growth of this shrub is New Zealand. Bees collect nectar from the flowers of Manuka Trees. In the hive, they add the enzyme glucose oxidase to nectar in order to preserve honey. When Manuka Honey comes into contact with biological fluids, the glucose oxidase enzyme slowly releases antibacterial hydrogen peroxide.
The level of hydrogen peroxide released by the enzyme is not high enough to damage the tissues of the body, but sufficient to kill the bacteria. Studies on the benefits of Manuka Honey have shown that Manuka Honey is a special type of mono-floral honey that contains substances with powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant, antiseptic, and anti-fungal properties. This unique component of Manuka Honey was originally named UMF ®