Unique Manuka Honey or Tea Tree Honey - Natural Antibiotic
I want to share with you my new discovery in the field of healthy food - this is manuka honey or tea tree honey, the strongest antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory agent.
Surely many people know about the excellent disinfecting properties of tea tree oil.
But few people have heard that honey, which has unique healing properties, is also harvested from these trees.
Unique Manuka Honey - Properties and Applications
Manuka honey is obtained in New Zealand (as well as rata tree honey) from one of the varieties of tea trees (leptospermum scoparium), and this component uses all components for medicinal purposes, including roots, flowers, leaves.
Nectar, oil, tea, cosmetics, honey, etc. are obtained from them.
Manuka Honey - Health Benefits
This honey has been tested on streptococcus and pseudomanades (bacteria) and it has been found that it does not allow bacteria to adhere to tissues, which is very important from the point of view of developing an acute infection, and also blocks the formation of biofilms that protect bacteria from antibiotics.
What is included in the manuka honey?
The most important component that manuka honey provides with healing properties is methylglyoxal (MGO).
This substance is present in every variety of honey, but it is in manuka that its highest concentration is contained.
This methylglyoxal is formed by the transformation of another component - dihydroacetone, which is found in large quantities in the flowers of the manuka tree.
By penetrating the affected cell, methylglyoxal produces hydrogen peroxide in a concentration that evaporates fluid from the cell, thus depriving the bacteria of food and destroying them.
After that, the fluid balance is restored, the cell returns to normal, and the bacteria die.
The more methylglyoxal in honey, the more pronounced its antibacterial effect.