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Doctor insights on: Umf Manuka Honey

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Will umf 15 manuka honey heal spider bites?

Will umf  15 manuka honey heal spider bites?

That and others: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Which is better for cancer patients? Royal jelly or manuka umf 30 honey

Which is better for cancer patients? Royal jelly or manuka umf 30 honey

Neither, but...: There are a variety of false claims on the internet about how they can help cancer patients. In fact, the only good scientific evidence on these suggests that royal jelly can actually harm a patient with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, because royal jelly can stimulate these cancer cells to grow. Thus manuka is probably safer, but it does not help treat cancer. ...Read more

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Manuka honey benefits?

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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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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Is manuka honey beneficial/helpful to the body?

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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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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Would manuka honey close up open wound?

Would manuka honey close up open wound?

Wound: The basis of wound care is to determine what caused it in the first place. That should always be the focus. There are over 4000 wound care products on the market and most are sterile when they come out of the package so few would actually harm a wound. Honey has gained popularity but an excellent cochrane review showed that it has no proven benefit compared to other dressings. No single product f. ...Read more

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Can Manuka Honey make you loose weight?

Can Manuka Honey make you loose weight?

Manuka Honey: As marvelous as Manuka Honey is - it contains calories / carbohydrates and is not the solution to losing weight. ...Read more

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Can i put manuka honey on after labiaplasty?

Great question: I had to do some additional reading on this non traditional treatment and the studies are limited in regards to its use despite the claims. If used, but medical grade (sterile) with a umf of 10 or higher. This would likely be messy and labia wounds generally heal well with a low risk of infection. Read here: http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/manuka-honey-medicinal-uses. ...Read more

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Can I take manuka honey as I and type 2 diabetic?

Can I take manuka honey as I and type 2 diabetic?

Honey: No, honey in any form whatsoever is not advisable to diabetics. ...Read more

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How effective is manuka honey for your skin and wellbeing?

Honey: Certain types of honey are used for moisturizing skin and for anti inflammatory properties. ...Read more

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Does manuka & raw organic honey enough to cleanse the face?

Does manuka & raw organic honey enough to cleanse the face?

Plain: Water can clean the face...add soap and the cleansing is better as to whether raw organic honey/manuka (New Zealand) face preparations are better than plain soap and water....plenty of water I can make one definite statement......IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Does manuka honey help cure MRSA? And if so, how should one apply it?

Does manuka honey help cure MRSA? And if so, how should one apply it?

No: If you have a MSRA infection you need treatment by a medical doctor. Makuna honey does not treat a MSRA infection. ...Read more

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What is manuka honey good for? Do its benefits have any scientific backing?

What is manuka honey good for? Do its benefits have any scientific backing?

Manuka honey: Manuka honey, derived from my family surname (Kara Manuk ian) ... is from Australia and NZ and has one ingredient in it that has antibacterial properties. That's why people use it. ...Read more

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I am taking 1000 mg (mastic gum) in the morning and one in the night. Also, I'm taking manuka honey 400 MGO before bedtime. Is this safe?

I am taking 1000 mg (mastic gum) in the morning and one in the night. Also, I'm taking manuka honey 400 MGO before bedtime. Is this safe?

Yes: I presume you are taking mastic gum to help with stomach upset, perhaps even diagnosed as having Helicobacter Pylori infection, and the honey as a helping therapy. The dose you mention for the mastic is a little on the high side, but shouldnt be a problem. ...Read more

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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?

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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