Saturday, 30 November 2013

Manuka Honey

I bought some Manuka Honey 10+ and 25+ strength. 

A low white blood cell count or Neutropenia, a common side effect of chemotherapy, is a blood disorder that diminishes the number of infection-fighting cells which destroy bacteria in the body, leaving sufferers open to developing illnesses and facing potentially life threatening situation where they are no longer well enough to carry on with the treatment needed to fight their cancer (source:

Resistance to infection is usually at its lowest 7-14 days after chemotherapy.

The Benefits of Manuka honey

Honey has long been known for its ability to destroy infectious bacteria. It has been recognised that Manuka Honey from New Zealand contains additional antibacterial properties not found in other types of honey, making it even more effective in treating infection. It also has more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants than ordinary honey.

Manuka Honey's main claim to fame has always been wound care and treating even the hardest to heal infections such as MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant conditions. It can also be used to treat other infections throughout the body.

When taken orally, It is effective in treating conditions such as stomach aches, stomach ulcers, sore throats, acid reflux disease, gastritis, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome (source:

Strength of Manuka Honey


Manuka honey is considered to be active Manuka honey if it has a UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) and anything less than UMF 10 is considered to have a low level of activity. The ideal strength of Manuka honey for therapeutic use is between 10-18 and there is a significant difference between Manuka Honey and  Raw Manuka honey.

Also see Life Mel Honey

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