Wild Bee Organic Manuka Honey 15+, 500g
Before the advent of antibiotics, it was not unusual for an experienced medical professional to slather honey on a wound to prevent infection and hasten healing. Modern clinical observations document honey’s effectiveness in treating cuts, wounds, burns, insect bites, yeast infections, various skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and fungal infections from athlete’s foot to ringworm. Honey is a very effective means of quickly clearing even the most heavily infected wounds, without the side-effects and potential overuse of antibiotics.
The manner in which honey heals is a synergistic interaction of five key elements:
- • Hydrogen peroxide, which is produced from an enzyme in honey, disinfects and heals skin wounds and infections due to its antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic nature.
- • Honey creates a moist healing barrier between wound and dressing with no sticking and no tissue damage – scarring is reduced because skin cells grow without forming a scab. The antibacterial properties and viscosity also provide a barrier to cross-infection of wounds.
- • Honey supplies nutrients necessary for healthy tissue regeneration and stimulates the growth of new blood capillaries. Honey contains all the minerals necessary for sustaining life plus a wide range of amino acids, vitamins, trace elements, and large quantities of readily assimilated sugars.
- • The acidity of honey may also assist in healing as topical acidification of wounds promotes healing.
- • Honey’s high sugar content has an osmosis effect on wounds. It draws lymph out to the cells while absorbing moisture and provides an anti-inflammatory action which reduces swelling, pain, and odor. Honey assists in lifting dirt and debris from the bed of a wound and induces sloughing of necrotic tissue. The cleansing effect of the osmotic flow and the enzymatic debriding effect of honey often make surgery unnecessary
Manuka is the Maori name for Leptospermum Scoparium, a native tree of New Zealand. Manuka has been used for centuries in traditional Maori folk medicine for treating fevers and colds and healing skin and stomach ailments. Known as "the Healing Honey of the Tea Tree," Manuka possesses strong curative properties derived from powerful antibacterial agents and high mineral content.
According to studies performed at The University of Waikaito, a few areas of New Zealand produce a Manuka honey which contains a second type of antibacterial activity in addition to hydrogen peroxide activity. This secondary activity is measured in a laboratory on a scale of 1-20 with Manuka honey testing above 10 referred to as “Active Manuka.” Amazingly, this antibacterial activity is unaffected by enzymes in the body that destroy the hydrogen peroxide components. It is also unaffected by light, heat, or time. In fact, experience has shown that some Active Manuka actually increases its level of activity over time.
Benefits of Manuka Honey:
- • When used in wound healing, Active Manuka maintains its potency even when diluted over 50 times (as will happen when used on or in the body.) It will also diffuse deeper into skin tissue than the enzymes of other honeys.
- • Active Manuka has proven to be a powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agent, killing bugs such as E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Helicobacter pylori.
- • Active Manuka is highly effective against antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” and is often used when traditional methods fail to heal persistent wounds.
Because of its exceptional healing powers, Active Manuka is classified as a Therapeutic Good in Australia (the equivalent to a drug registered and approved by the FDA.)
Internal uses of Active Manuka Honey:
Take 1-2 teaspoons, 3 to 4 times per day, 15 minutes before a meal for
- Upset/ sour stomach
- Acid Reflux
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Sore throat
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Canker or cold sores
- Fever blisters or mouth sores
External uses of Active Manuka Honey:
Apply topically to clean skin, and cover if desired for
- Cleanse and close chronic non-healing wounds
- Treatment of skin ulcers
- Treatment of diabetic sores of the legs and feet
- Heal bed sores, open sores, and open wounds
- Treatment of acne, pimples, and cracked skin
- Speed post surgery healing
- Heal burns from fire, chemicals, or grease
- Heal wounds infected with superbugs (MRSA, VRE)
- Use in first aid- burns, scratches, rashes
Manuka honey is always great for cooking and eating straight from the spoon! Keep Manuka honey in your kitchen for a healthy treat or digestive relief, and in your first aid kit for it's incredible healing properties.
Wild Bee Manuka Honey 15+ is USDA certified organic.
Honey should not be fed to infants under one year old.
About The Wild Bee, the company
The Wild Bee New Zealand Imports, Ltd. is the project of beekeepers in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Wild Bee represent small to medium sized apiaries in New Zealand where organic beekeeping is possible due to strict environmental controls, beekeeping practices, and absence of certain diseases and pests. Wild Bee's Certified Organic products are certified through AgriQuality of New Zealand or BioGro of New Zealand. They are also accepted through the USDA NOP program as USDA organic.
Across the globe, mites and diseases such as varroa and American Foulbrood have threatened the supply of honey and the health of the honey bee. Many beekeepers have been forced to treat their bees and bee hives with chemicals and antibiotics to ensure the supply of honey. In addition, because bees collect pollen and nectar in a radius of about 3 miles from their hives, the residues of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and GMO's used in agriculture and on public lands can appear in honey. As a result, most of the commercially-produced honey on the grocery shelves is far from being the “natural” product one would expect.
There are few places around the world where organic honey can be produced due to the intense certification process required. No chemicals or drugs are allowed in or around the bees or their hives or in the materials used to construct their hives. Additionally, all land within the bees' flying radius must be certified organic. New Zealand is an established nuclear-free zone and has been judicious in its use of chemicals in agriculture and public lands and proudly boasts locations that are environmentally pure and uncontaminated. In addition to New Zealand certification, The Wild Bee's certified organic honey is also USDA approved.
The Wild Bee is proud to bring these pure, natural, and organic products to the American dinner table. Organic honey is a limited and precious commodity and The Wild Bee wants to be sure that everyone has access to this remarkable miracle of nature.