• Manuka Honey -Fights Off The Flu?

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    honeyHistorically, this Honey has been around and utilized since ancient times, it serves as a remedy or treatment to varieties of illnesses. It wasn't until the late 19th century that researchers discovered that this particular honey has natural antibacterial qualities. It naturally protects you against bacteria attack that cause diseases. Some honey also are believed to stimulate the growth of a type of cells that can repair tissue damaged by infection. More so, honey has an anti-inflammatory elements that reduces pain. However, honeys come in different variety, their attributes for healing varies depending on the type of honey.
    The ability of honey to produce an anti-bacterial effect depends on the type of honey as well as how they were cultured or harvested. There are honeys that may have 100 times potent effect than others. Manuka honey however is a special type of honey, produced in New Zealand, it has a variety of unique healing properties and are known for its ability to treat wounds as a antiseptic. However, this amazing superfood has a lot to offer when it comes to healing properties, including its surprising ability to kill tumor cells, its potential for treating gum disease. On a recent study, this type of honey even cures flu.

    Everyone enjoys something sweet on occasion. I know I do. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I came across a recent study that explains how honey has displayed potential anti-influenza properties. It’s definitely a win-win situation.
    So what’s this sweet honey study anyway? Let me tell you.
    The study was published in the Archives of Medical Research, and as I read through the study, I noticed there’s one honey that was more powerful than the rest. It’s the “Superman” of honey, if you will. Manuka honey is its name.
    The study observed the H1N1 influenza strain known as A/WSN/3, which researchers have been very familiar with for quite some time now. In the study, Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells were infected with the virus strain; two days later, the cells were exposed to various varieties of honey. The honey types tested included soba (F. esculentum; buckwheat), asacia (R. pseudoacacia), renge …

    It is good to know the qualities of the honey you were using, it is our advantage to know what we eat. The thing about honey, is that you can’t say no to them. They are just naturally lovable.

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