Manuka Honey Proves to Be More Effective than Medicine

Released on: February 13, 2008, 7:35 pm

Press Release Author: Frank Buonanotte / Honeymark

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Honeybees in New Zealand make a special type of honey with
the nectar they gather from the flowers of the Manuka bush. This honey known as,
\"Manuka Honey\" is now being used as a main ingredient in health care products to
treat conditions such as eczema, wound infections, MRSA, ringworm, muscle and joint
pain, etc.

Press Release Body: Honey has been used for medical purposes in cultures around the
world for many years to treat a wide variety of health symptoms such as eczema,
psoriasis, infected wounds, ringworm, arthritis, athlete\'s foot, burns, poison ivy,
etc. Honey's medicinal benefits are primarily due to its antibacterial and
antimicrobial properties. Scientists have found that bacteria and other
microorganisms cannot grow or reproduce in honey because of the acid that exists.
In addition, honey does not provide the water and oxygen needed to support bacterial

Honey also contains an enzyme called glucose oxidase. When combined with water and
oxygen, glucose oxidase forms gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide which is used by
doctors as a disinfectant for wounds. This means that honey can be used as an
antiseptic while being far less likely to harm already damaged tissue than ordinary
hydrogen peroxide.

Honey applied topically to a wound promotes healing just as well as, or in many
cases better than, traditional ointments and dressings. Its antibacterial properties
prevent infection and promote the healing process. It also acts as an
anti-inflammatory agent, reducing both swelling and pain. Honey has even been known
to reduce scarring and malodor. In clinical studies around the world, honey has been
shown to be extraordinarily effective in the treatment of wounds, burns, and
surgical incisions. Honey also functions as a moisturizer, making it an effective
treatment for sunburn as well as a skin softener.

Manuka Honey is a special type of honey that is made from the nectar of the flowers
found on the Manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) which grows wild throughout New
Zealand. In addition to hydrogen peroxide, Manuka Honey also contains an additional
antibacterial component which has become known as the Unique Manuka Factor or UMF.
This secondary antibacterial component has been found to be more effective in
clearing infections than the compounds found in ordinary honey . Honey with a UMF
rating of 10 or higher is even effective in destroying the super-bugs associated
with antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as MRSA and VRE.

\"Not all honey is created equal,\" says Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark
International, a manufacturer of health care products containing Active Manuka Honey
as a healing agent. \"The chemical composition of honey depends primarily on the
floral source. Honeybees in New Zealand gather nectar from the flowers that grow on
the Manuka bush and take this nectar back to their hives where they manufacture this
unique type of honey that has amazing healing properties. Active UMF Manuka Honey
is the only honey that is rated and tested for its antibacterial and antimicrobial
properties which is why we use in it our products.\"

Honeymark sells products for eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, wound care, ringworm,
athlete\'s foot and other health conditions. For more information or to purchase
Manuka Honey products, call 1-866-427-7329 or visit

Web Site:

Contact Details: Honeymark International
P.O. Box 133
Eastport, NY 11941

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