Eastport, NY (PressExposure) March 21, 2009 -- Manuka Honey is becoming a well-recognized health remedy in the U.S. market and all over the world. In the quiet, pollution-free countryside of New Zealand, hardworking honeybees gather nectar from a very special flower that grows on a native bush called the Manuka Tea Tree (also known as Leptospermum scoparium). It is this nectar that contains molecules that many believe holds the key to healing many different illnesses. Most recently, Manuka Honey has been gaining worldwide recognition for its ability to eradicate the MRSA bacterium that is responsible for causing life threatening Staph infections that are otherwise impervious to antibiotics. The resilient superbugs associated with MRSA are no match for the potent antibacterial properties of Manuka Honey.
Manuka Honey gets its antibacterial properties from 4 main components. It's osmolarity in effect dehydrates infectious microorganisms by drawing moisture out of bacterial cells. Manuka Honey is also very acidic with pH levels not conducive for bacterial growth. Like other types of honey, Manuka Honey also contains low levels of hydrogen peroxide which is a known antiseptic. What makes Manuka Honey different than other types of honey are the plant-derived floral components that are present, such as methylglyoxal and a not yet recognized compound that has become known as the Unique Manuka Factor or UMF. These floral nectar components contribute greatly to its antibacterial activity.
In addition to its powerful antibacterial properties, Manuka Honey is also considered to be antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiviral and anti-parasitic. Since most health conditions are cause by some sort of bacteria, virus, fungus or parasite, Manuka Honey is being recognized as a viable treatment option for many conditions that don't respond well to traditional forms of medication. When taken orally, Manuka Honey is effective in treating sore throats, strep throat, stomach aches, stomach ulcers, acid reflux disease, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, gastro-intestinal disorders, cold and flu symptoms, etc. When used topically on the skin, Manuka Honey is effective in treating infected wounds, burns, acne, eczema, ringworm and a variety of other conditions.
Since its origin is New Zealand, Manuka Honey can be somewhat hard to come by. Shipping costs from New Zealand to the U.S. can sometimes exceed the amount of the honey itself. However, now U.S. consumers can purchase Honeymark brand Manuka Honey more conveniently. Honeymark's Manuka Honey is certified by the Active Manuka Honey Association in New Zealand to be active UMF 16+ which is a potent medical-grade honey. Consumers should beware of other companies that sell less potent Manuka Honey for a discounted price. Manuka Honey that is not bioactive does not contain enough antimicrobial properties necessary for medicinal use. Honeymark assures their customers that their Manuka Honey is of medical grade.
Honeymark International is known for manufacturing quality skin care products that contain active Manuka Honey as a natural healing agent. Honeymark's skin care products are not sticky and offer the same benefits of Manuka Honey without the sticky mess. When used for internal purposes, Manuka Honey usually outperforms most medicines, with of course, a much more pleasant flavor. If you're having difficulty getting your children to take medicine when they're sick, Manuka Honey may be an easier choice. And Manuka Honey is a natural product, it has also been found to have no known side effects.