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Manuka honey benefits?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:
Manuka honey benefits?

Manuka honey: Contains Hydrogen Peroxide which has Antibacterial action. It also contains Methylglyoxal which serves same purpose. ...Read more

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Is honey good for you?

Is honey good for you?

Qualified yes: Honey is good for you in moderation — if you aren't diabetic or pathologically overweight. ...Read more

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How healthy is raw honey?

How healthy is raw honey?

Generally safe: Raw honey takes advantage of the fact that honey is naturally antibacterial. Most honey degrades by crystallization rather than decompostion or mold formation. Raw honey is a source of carbohydrate calories so it is equivalent in many ways to sugar although natural food afficionados prefer it as a sweetener rather than processed sugar. ...Read more

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Does honey help cuts heal?

No but may keep clea: Honey does not increase wound healing speed, but it does keep bacteria from growing in the wound and may decrease the likelihood of infection. ...Read more

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Why is honey good for you?

Why is honey good for you?

Mildly antibacterial: And easily digested. OTOH, it IS sugar, which is categorically bad for you. And it can harbor certain spores so not always good. ...Read more

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How come honey stop you coughing?

It does so by: Honey will soothe the irritation of the upper airway which can help decrease coughing triggers. Do not give honey to anyone less than 1 year of age. ...Read more

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What are benefits of manuka honey?

What are benefits of manuka honey?

Wound salve: M?nuka honey is a monofloral honey produced in new zealand and australia from the nectar of the m?nuka tree. It is very thick. Many believe that it has antibacterial and anti-infective properties and makes a good wound salve although not for the most serious or chronic wounds. Wild honey has been used on scrapes and cuts for thousands of years. Pasteurized honey doesn't work, only raw, wild honey. ...Read more

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Does honey help with allergic coughs?

Does honey help with allergic coughs?

It might!: it helps IRRITATIVE coughs and one "irritation" can be POLLEN!

Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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Benefit of honey mixed with Aleo vera?

Benefit of honey mixed with Aleo vera?

Explanation : Both remedies are very good for " cold". You can take them separate or mix. ...Read more

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Have you had a bad experience using honey?

No: In fact honey can be very helpful in. Many conditions, have u had a bad experience? ...Read more

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At what age can I give my child real honey?

At what age can I give my child real honey?

After 3: It is recommended that we wait until three years of age or about to offer pure honey. Honey cannot be pasturized so it rarely can have a bacterium which can cause botulism. This causes a person to lose muscle function and can cause one to stop breathing. Therefore, not until they can communicate..... About 3. ...Read more

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Child below one year we can give them honey?

Child below one year we can give them honey?

We don't in the US: I know some fare east cultures like to offer honey as a ritual celebration & wish for success. However, there are often spores(seeds) of botulism germs in the product that can grow in a babies digestive tract and cause infant botulism. This can cause paralysis of the breathing muscle & baby can die. We don't offer honey until after 1yr when it is no longer a problem. ...Read more

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How are amber honey and other honeys different?

How are amber honey and other honeys different?

It's darker: Honey differs mainly by the plants from which the bees collected the nectar. There can be differences in taste, color, and aroma. There are studies showing the differences between the use of raw honey vs pasteurized honey in wound care and nutrition. I have not found any studies making a statement about amber honey. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can honey do for the body?

Can you tell me what can honey do for the body?

Antimicrobial: Medicinal honey can serve as an antimicrobial when applied to wounds. Check out http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782759 & http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609166/. Of course, when consumed, it can serve as a source of energy, too. ...Read more

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Is manuka honey beneficial/helpful to the body?

Yes, many benefits: Manuka honey contains unique manuka factor, a blend of antioxidant phenols with antimicrobial and other healing properties. While more research is needed, there is evidence that it can treat infections topically and when taken internally may help ulcers, gastritis and reflux amongst other conditions. See http://www.Naturalnews. Com/035959_manuka_honey_healing_medicine. Html
for more info. ...Read more

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Could giving honey to a child reduce its coughing?

Could giving honey to a child reduce its coughing?

Perhaps...: There is limited data to suggest that honey at bedtime may help to alleviate coughing to some degree. See:
http://www.Parenting. Com/article/treating-cough-with-honey. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: manuka honey?

Here you are: From a reliable source:

http://www.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/manuka-honey-medicinal-uses.

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What brand or kind of honey can I use to treat coughing, for my child?

Honey for cough: There is no special brand or type of honey that is specifically to be used for the treatment of cough. Any reputable brand can be used for children over the age of one year. Uncooked honey is not to be given to infants < 1 year of age due to a very small risk of infant botulism noted years ago in specific batches of commercially available honey. ...Read more

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Is manuka honey as good as professional claim and what can it be used for?

Not professional: It is touted to have high anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial activities. The medical grade is likely helpful when used topically on wounds to control or prevent infection. However, I am highly doubtful that it can be used to prevent cancer, control diabetes, or treat a systemic infection. Anything that sounds too good is too good to be true. Like the acai craze, this too shall pass. ...Read more

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What to do if I know that garlic and honey are supposed to be good for you?

Yes they are: Every thing use for moderation. Honey is natural and considered harmless for adults. But pediatricians strongly caution against feeding honey to children under 1 year old.
The stinking rose, as garlic is known, is more than just smelly. It has many health benefits and is even an aphrodisiac.

Read more: http://www.Care2. Com/greenliving/4-healthy-reasons-to-love-garlic. Html#ixzz2qf4kxdkv. ...Read more

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How effective is honey as a wound dressing compared to conventional dressings?

How effective is honey as a wound dressing compared to conventional dressings?

Dressings: As dr bolhack explained, fortunately we now have many choices of dressings for the wounds. People used to order wet to dry dressing!?. But that time is far gone. Honey (called medihoney) which is quite pricey too but it has its own place for some wounds. ...Read more

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If your baby ate honey, how soon can you tell if it is going to make him sick?

If your baby ate honey, how soon can you tell if it is going to make him sick?

Issues with honey: We learned years ago that some infants who presented to the hospital er with lethargy & difficulty remembering to breathe had ingested honey contaminated with botulism spores. The germ spores hatched & grew in babies gut making them sick with infant botulism. The issue is an insidious one. Keep an eye on the kid & take s/he in if lethargy develops. ...Read more

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Hello dr, by having a spoonful of honey before going to bed can easily lose up to 3lbs a week?

Honey diet: No. Eating a spoonful of honey before bedtime, or any other time of day, will not help you lose weight. The way to lose weight is by using up more calories than you take in. Eat less and move more. Admittedly easier said than done, but that is what it takes. ...Read more

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Does honey make you fat?

Does honey make you fat?

Enough calories: From almost any food could lead to weight gain and fat increase. ...Read more