Honey Soon to Replace Medicine

Released on: February 14, 2008, 2:45 pm

Press Release Author: Frank Buonanotte / Honeymark

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Recent studies have doctors and other health care
professionals reconsidering the use of honey over traditional forms of medicine and
pharmaceuticals for certain health conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, ringworm,
athlete\'s foot, arthritis, burns and wound care.

Press Release Body: For thousands of years, honey has been a popular folk medicine
around the world for ailments ranging from ulcers to infected wounds. Recent studies
have reinforced honey\'s superiority to the standard medical treatments for burns,
skin ulcers, and wounds. New research has focused on one type of honey with an
exceptionally high level of antibacterial activity. The research has found that
this type of honey, known as \'Manuka Honey\' is even powerful enough to combat
antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as MRSA and capable of clearing Staph

All types of honey have some antibacterial properties, partly due to the combination
of a high concentration of sugar (glucose and fructose) and acid. In addition,
scientists have come to understand that honey\'s antibacterial properties are also
due to hydrogen peroxide which is formed in a slow-release manner by the enzyme,
glucose oxidase present in honey. Manuka Honey has an additional antibacterial
component which has become known as \"the Unique Manuka Factor\" or UMF.

Studies demonstrate that Manuka Honey hastens the healing process while avoiding the
risks associated with traditional medical treatments. For example, antibiotics cause
cell damage, and topical hydrogen peroxide in high concentrations cause tissue
damage. However, the moist environment created by Manuka Honey is not only essential
for tissue re-growth but Manuka Honey also reduces the pain and cell damage that
occurs when dried-out dressings are changed. In addition to having a potent
antibacterial activity, Manuka Honey has a debriding action, an anti-inflammatory
action and a stimulatory effect on wound healing and tissue growth.

Despite the published evidence, medical professionals have been reluctant to replace
antibiotics and antiseptics with Manuka Honey. Although, the recent outbreak of
Staph infections, MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria may make
medical professionals reevaluate their approach. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks
knew better. Aristotle wrote of honey as being a good salve for sore eyes and
wounds. Honey can differ according to the region, season, and floral sources. Manuka
Honey is the only honey that is rated and tested for its antibacterial properties.
Manuka Honey\'s high potency comes from the nectar of the flowers that grow on the
tea tree known as the Manuka bush which grows wild throughout New Zealand. Honeybees
carry twice their weight in nectar back to their hives where they manufacturer this
unique type of honey.

Manuka Honey also has the ability to retain its potency, more so than other types of
honey, even when diluted. For example, hydrogen peroxide is diminished or destroyed
by contact with the catalase enzyme present in the blood and other body fluids. A
similar destructive scenario occurs when honey comes in contact with boiling water.
In other words, taking honey with hot tea for a sore throat might be
counterproductive. However, Manuka Honey retains a high degree of its antibacterial
activity in both circumstances.

\"Studies have been conducted around the world demonstrating that honey produces
faster results with fewer complications compared to traditional forms of medicine
and pharmaceuticals for everything from eczema to ringworm, says Frank Buonanotte,
CEO of Honeymark International, manufacturer of Manuka Honey products. \"In addition
to antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, Manuka Honey has been determined to
have natural anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties making it effective for the
treatment of arthritis, muscle and joint pain, athlete\'s foot and other fungal

For more information or to purchase Manuka Honey products, call 1-866-427-7329 or
visit www.HoneymarkProducts.com.

Web Site: http://www.HoneymarkProducts.com

Contact Details: Honeymark International
P.O. Box 133
Eastport, NY 11941

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