New Medical Use for Honey

Released on: February 7, 2008, 8:53 pm

Press Release Author: Frank Buonanotte / Honeymark

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Honey made from a particular floral source is being used as a
main ingredient in health care products due to the presence of antibacterial
components and strong healing properties.

Press Release Body: Medicine may be considered a traditional remedy for most health
concerns, but the latest wonder treatment which is being offered to patients is
honey. Not just any honey though. Recent studies indicate that a particular type
of honey called \"Manuka Honey\", seems to have the most healing properties out of all
the various types of honey available. Manuka Honey is being used on patients in
hospitals to reduce their chances of contracting the MRSA super-bug and to minimize
wound inflammation after surgery.

Scientists and Medical Professionals have found that Manuka Honey is especially
effective for dressing wounds. Other research has found it can even fight gum
disease, ease digestive problems and soothe sore throats. All types of honey
contains hydrogen peroxide, a substance once used as a wound disinfectant in
hospitals. It comes from an enzyme that bees add to nectar. It also contains the
enzyme \'glucose oxidase\', which boosts its antibacterial properties. This was
recognized by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks who used honey to help heal burns and

Manuka Honey, which is made by bees that collect pollen from a plant indigenous to
New Zealand called the manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) has other ingredients
which appear to have added health benefits. Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark
International which is a manufacturer of health care products containing Manuka
Honey, refers to these additional health benefits as the \"Unique Manuka Factor\" of
UMF. For example, Manuka Honey with a UMF10 rating is thought to be equivalent to a
10% solution of a standard antiseptic.

Key Points:

* Manuka Honey has no known side effects;
* Manuka Honey has natural antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant,
antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties;
* Manuka Honey creates a moist healing environment that allows new skin cells to
grow across a healing wound flush with the surface of the wound, preventing
deformity of the skin and scaring;
* Manuka Honey rapidly clears infection by destroying bacteria;
* Manuka Honey repairs damaged skin and generates new skin growth;
* Manuka Honey hastens the healing process;
* Manuka Honey eliminates malodor by destroying the bacteria that cause it;
* Manuka Honey can destroy antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as MRSA and
* The viscosity of Manuka Honey provides a protective barrier to prevent wounds from
becoming infected;
* Manuka Honey causes scabs and dead skin cells to lift off the surface of the
wound, leaving a clean healthy wound bed in which re-growth of tissue can occur;
* Manuka Honey stimulates the growth of tissue involved in the healing process;
* Manuka Honey stimulates the formation of new blood capillaries and the growth of
fibroblasts that replace the connective tissue of the deeper layer of the skin and
produce the collagen fibers that give strength to the repair;
* Manuka Honey has an anti-inflammatory action that relieves pain;
* Manuka Honey has antifungal properties that cure ringworm and other fungal
* Manuka Honey is all-natural and organic.

For more information or to purchase Manuka Honey products, call 1-866-427-7329 or

Web Site:

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

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