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Umf Manuka Honey
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ok to consume manuka honey +15 umf as a traditional remedy to cure cough when im 10 weeks pregnant?
Honey: Always include the pediatrician in these kinds of decisions. After all, now you are eating for two and would not want to do anything that would be harmful to your unborn child. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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