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Manuka Honey Health Benefits

Question:
What are the health benefits of manuka honey?
Health Benefits of Manuka Honey -- jar of manuka honey
Answer:
Manuka honey has unique chemical characteristics and is promoted for a range of uses: Topically for wounds; orally for constipation; and as a mouthwash for gum disease. However, the clinical evidence supporting these uses is weak and, in some cases, is based on evidence from honey other than manuka, as described in the full answer >>


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Virginia18603   November 5, 2019
My last 3 UTI's were successfully treated by a topical mixture of manuka honey and water, and I no longer have to visit an urgent care for antibiotics to try for relief -- and often having to try again because certain antibiotics didn't work.

ConsumerLab.com   November 8, 2019
While it is great that you seem to have benefited, be aware that there are no clinical studies with manuka honey for treating UTIs.

K18613   November 8, 2019
wish I knew this sooner - could have saved a great deal of money having it sent directly from
new Zealand; never too late now have a direct free supply of organic blueberry Canadian honey which is just the most delicious

Ben18625   November 12, 2019
We, my wife and I have used manuka hone for scrapes, burns and even small open wounds ever since we first learned about it over 30 years ago. Any wounds, burns or scrapes treated with it have all healed successfully with no store bought help. I will add, though, that since childhood, my mother used hone from our hives to successfully treat my injuries. I'm 88 years old.

A18602   November 4, 2019
would be interested to hear of anyone's experience using manuka honey - sterile or raw - for nasal staph.

Alison18592   November 3, 2019
It's also extremely delicious. I've never cared for the taste of regular honey but I LOVE the taste of Manuka honey.

Ben18626   November 12, 2019
Actually, I've found that different sources have slightly different flavors, though most have a slightly (only very slightly) aftertaste.

Ralph18589   November 3, 2019
A highly regarded wound doctor in the Dallas area uses MediHoney on severe leg wounds that do not respond to conventional treatment. When used to treat a relative the results were outstanding. I have personally used commerical Manuka honey to treat a would required plastic surgery. It is healing nicely without leaving a scar.

Elizabeth 18594   November 4, 2019
Did you use sterile manuka honey? Just curious becuz article notes it should be sterile, but I've never seen that in a store.

J Naomi18605   November 5, 2019
I've seen sterile manuka honey sold online for hundreds of US dollars! I used Manuka honey from SPROUTS for a blister kitchen burn and it's healed beautifully...


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