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#1 Matt

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:37 PM

Honey, I killed the superbug

I think that manuka honey is something worth keeping at home just in case you need it. I use it every night as a prevention because I used to suffer from intermittent chronic gastritis with GERD. After using manuka honey 3 times a day for 2 months and then lowering the dose my gastritis was completely gone and has't come back. I now can also swallow food normally without the food getting stuck. I had digestion issues since i was a teen, but over the last 5 years I was sometimes experiencing a sensation of pressure on my stomach but no diarrhea or anything so that made me think maybe it wasn't a stomach virus i've been getting. I realized it could have been the bug H pylori which Manuka honey killed off. What promted me to try manuka honey out was a TV report of a guy talking about how he now uses manuka honey for his GERD instead of medications.

Anyway thats my story, manuka honey really did help me out, could it help you, or has it?

I've also recommended manuka honey to several other people and they've reported similar digestive health benefits also. Manuka honey is effective again many types of bacteria and fungi. It's also a potent anti inflammatory. And It's specifically 'manuka honey' not regular honey that is good.

This is the one I use http://www.rowsehone...p;contentid=c55 and I buy it for in packs of 2 for 11 pounds at wholesale price. Price you'd have to pay in shops though is about 10-13 pound per 340g jar of honey. Worth a try if you have stomach problems or some skin issue I think.

Also Cardiff University Hospital here where I live also orders loads of this stuff from Rowse to use for wound healing.

Honey, I killed the superbug
AUSTRALIAN researchers have been astonished to discover a cure-all right under their noses -- a honey sold in health food shops as a natural medicine.

Far from being an obscure health food with dubious healing qualities, new research has shown the honey kills every type of bacteria scientists have thrown at it, including the antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" plaguing hospitals and killing patients around the world.

Some bacteria have become resistant to every commonly prescribed antibacterial drug. But scientists found that Manuka honey, as it is known in New Zealand, or jelly bush honey, as it is known in Australia, killed every bacteria or pathogen it was tested on.

It is applied externally and acts on skin infections, bites and cuts.

The honey is distinctive in that it comes only from bees feeding off tea trees native to Australia and New Zealand, said Dee Carter, from the University of Sydney's School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences.

The findings are likely to have a major impact on modern medicine and could lead to a range of honey-based products to replace antibiotic and antiseptic creams.

Professor Carter's two sons, Marty, 8 and Nicky, 6, think it's funny the way their mother puts honey on their sores. But she swears by it, telling stories of how quickly it cures any infection.

MORE HERE http://www.theaustra...5013404,00.html

Edited by Matt, 17 June 2009 - 10:37 PM.

#2 tunt01

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:02 PM

pretty interesting, good find. thx.

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#3 VampIyer

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:09 AM

Is there a way to take this in an extracted form to avoid ingesting all that honey?

I'm not even sure what I'd use that with...

I see that a lot of these Manuka honey products are rated with a "UMF" (Unique manuka factor) of up to 16.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:24 AM

Some sources suggest that Jarrah honey is also a good contender some even saying it's better than Manuka. Either way it probably can't hurt so if you go to the shops to get Manuka and they only have Jarrah it's still worth getting. I didn't know about the term jelly bush honey but now I have another lead :|w

Here's a transcript from back in 2000 from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's show Quantum.


And here's a transcript form 2003 for the similar segment on the show Catalyst which replaced Quantum.

Please bare in mind they are popular science programs so they may be useful but your own research is going to be better.

What is interesting is that they say the treated (runny) commercial honeys are useless.

Edited by caston, 18 June 2009 - 02:34 AM.

#5 FunkOdyssey

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 07:43 PM

Hey Matt, how much Manuka honey were you taking three times a day? A teaspoon? Or was it more than that?

Edited by FunkOdyssey, 18 June 2009 - 07:43 PM.

#6 Matt

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:16 PM

well at first i just used table spoon each time for few days, 2nd day gastritis went away, then continued with 1 tea spoon 3 times a day 30 min to 1 hour before meals on a piece of toast. You can use bit of banana, bread or whatever else. Apparently so the honey stay in the stomach longer. I tend not to have it with bread before bed time though.

Edited by Matt, 18 June 2009 - 08:18 PM.

#7 caston

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:37 PM

Any idea as to what is in honey that makes it such a good anti-microbial?

I've found that there are anti-microbial peptides in Royal Jelly.

Jelleines: a family of antimicrobial peptides from the Royal Jelly of honeybees (Apis mellifera)

PLoS one:

Antimicrobial Peptide Evolution in the Asiatic Honey Bee Apis cerana


Oh and here's the catalyst transcript I forget to link to


Edited by caston, 28 June 2009 - 03:56 PM.

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