Friday, September 9, 2016

The effect of Manuka honey on infectious diseases

There have been several components used for a remedy in each culture. Some people believe a particular herb cure even cancer. Others rely on a special diet when they catch a cold. You may have some ideas regarding alternative medicine, regardless of the degree of confirmation.

Manuka honey is a monofloral honey produced in Australia and New Zealand. It was introduced relatively recently to Western countries as a superfood. Now, some Japanese are fond of eating it regularly.

In New Zealand, they believe that Manuka honey has a substantial effect on treatment for some infectious diseases. Not only New Zealanders but also many people in other countries utilize Manuka honey to treat wounds.

Recent studies suggest the antibiotic effect of Manuka honey. Pathogenic bacteria become vulnerable to antibiotic drugs when touching Manuka honey. This phenomenon means conventional antibiotic drugs combined with Manuka honey can overcome antibiotics-resistant bacteria.

The Conversation: Manuka honey makes bacteria less resistant to antibiotics

If this hypothesis is correct, we can get a strong alternative in the battle against infectious diseases. Many people are killed by major pathogenic bacteria. And the evolution of bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics has become a great issue in hospitals in developed countries.

My past entry: The fear of super salmonella

However, there are also some risks in taking Manuka honey. It includes a high amount of sugar, which is considered to be harmful to a human in the longitudinal view. Toddlers should not take Manuka honey, either normal honey.

There are many alternative medicines in the world. I think many of them are products of superstition, to be honest. On the other hand, it will be proven that some of them have a real power through scientific experiments. We have to learn much about them.

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