History of Medihoney.

Resist drug environments of various types of insects and gangrene of diabetes. Honey makes a return of hope to heal another.

More than 4,000 years after the Egyptian honey the scars of Derma Sciences Inc established in the State of New Jersey have invented products and medicines made from honey. After approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Organization.

This product called Medihoney material made from seaweed that can be absorbed liquid can be crystallized in manuka honey, A type experts say a germicidal properties and is well maintained. Or well-known name in the Leptospermum honey honey manuka. From the honeycomb of sweet water on flower pollen and manuka and jelly bushes in Australia New Zealand.

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Today, the company Derma Sciences Drug honey made from type 2 to hospitals and clinics in North and South America by partnering with vendors like Comvita LP of New Zealand by Derma Sciences is expected again next 6 months will see this as the drug panel. pharmacy in America.

Possession of a company Comvita manuka honey sales approximately 75 percent worldwide and sells honey from these drugs in the same name in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. A country that used honey กัน treatment for more than a century.

Company Derma Sciences, said the key reason that Medihoney is interesting pathogens present in a majority resist drug synthesis.

Other benefits of close cloth is wound product suite can be disease resistant and fluid absorption. Suit patients who are coming doctor. Outpatient or doctor to sit down for a while now and this product suite will help reduce infection and odor from the wound with ครับ invites malaise.

After testing by FDA Medihoney has sold $ 150,000 in just 10 weeks and is planned to be sold 2 times more in 2008 thanks to new products that 2 of Medihoney reality.

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Set honey wound gel close manuka honey, as well as a popular tube from around the world have long ครับ. Reports from the study on December 3 found that honey is generally curable medium properties. Seen from the honey relieves cough in children. Help children sleep, but manuka honey properties will be maintained over

Dr. Robert Frykberg said Medihoney help treat eczema in patients with diabetic foot. It will also help prevent the bacteria from gram-resist drug Delete Open wound infection in the well-known name in the MRSA.

You dying disease. M. R. S. A. (MRSA) is a disease that create problems and embarrassment to the doctors and nurses who care for patients. As a pathogen resist drug. This will be found by persevering to many drugs. In the past, We know that in terms of MRSA blood infections during sleep in the hospital treatment (hospital acquired), but today found. The spread of an infectious disease in the community (community acquired) more.

And biochemist Professor Peter Molan of Waikato University in New Zealand honey and research experts disinfectant more than 25 years, said even thin honey to Mara 10 times still can kill bacteria. Especially in those with weak immune systems. However we will not see results in the treatment if the infection in the bloodstream.

Now some hospitals and clinics in the U.S. used clothes Medihoney wound close to resist drug treatment patients. Wound infection, accidental operation of foot eczema diabetes. Which tend to end with excision.

Kara Couch Hospital Medical Center from the wound infections in hospitals, Georgetown University in Washington, said Medihoney relieves pain of patients with wound infection and no infection. She says that a patient has a long open wound and do not receive treatment, but a year to help maintain Medihoney up 90% in 3 weeks time, while maintaining the general rate of almost 10% less than in time in 1 week.

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Adventure story : Jimmy and the Wild Honey Hunters

Jimmy Doherty, pig farmer and star of Jimmy’s Farming Heroes, travels to Nepal to meet an ancient group of people who risk their lives to farm their local honey.

A keen bee keeper with a passion for honey, Jimmy has always been blown away by the sheer variety of flavours, appreciating a good honey like others enjoy a fine wine. So when he heard about an ancient group of people in Nepal who are willing to risk their lives to taste their local honey, he knew he wanted to share the experience.

As a ‘honey hunter’ Jimmy must scale a massive cliff to reach the home of more than two million bees and dangle 200 feet up to get their honey. If successful, the reward is not only to learn more about these amazing bees, but also to taste one of nature’s finest bounties, beautiful wild honey.

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Manuka Honey Benefits and Relevant uses for Medical Purposes

Manuka Honey is gaining a growing interest regarding its medicinal benefits. Meanwhile research continues to prove a wide range of positive results and multiple uses.

PRLog (Press Release)Mar 05, 2009 – Manuka Honey is derived from a floral source indigenous to New Zealand. This type of honey is effective in destroying microorganisms responsible for many adverse health conditions.  Honey was used prior to the 1940s and 1950s for medical purposes until it was replaced by other forms of traditional medicine and antibiotics. Now there is an elevated interest in its use treating burns, infected wounds, eczema, psoriasis and a number of fungal and bacterial infections.

Manuka Honey has what experts refer to as UMF or Unique Manuka Factor also termed methylglyoxal a plant derived component.  Manuka Honey also contains hydrogen peroxide, osmolarity, acidity, and high levels of sugar giving it antibacterial qualities.

Manuka Honey has been examined in studies around the world for its antimicrobial activity.  It has been recognized for its effectiveness at destroying bacterial and fungal microorganisms such as  Escherichia coli (E. coli), Staphylococcus aureaus (Staph infections), Citrobacter freundii, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhimurium, Streptococcus faecalis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori), stomach ulcers, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

There are a variety of reason to use Manuka honey for Medical Purposes- There are no known side effects, it has natural antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflanflammatory and anti-fungal properties, its moist healing evironment allows new skin cells to grow across a healing wound flush with the surface of the wound allowing the skin to heal without deformity or scaring, it quickly clears infection by eliminating bacteria, regenerates new skin growth, repairs damaged skin, accelerates the healing process, eliminates malodor issues by destroying bacteria responsible for it, eliminates MRSA and VRE by destroying the bacteria at fault, prevents wounds from becoming infected, rids the body of dead skin cells and scabs allowing regrowth of healthy tissue, its all natural, and organic.

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Honeymark has recognized the importance of introducing the medicinal benefits of utilizing Manuka Honey to the public. We at Honeymark believe that Manuka Honey is a resource that, once more recognized, will become widely accepted and regularly used.

You can shop a lot of Manuka honey at Amazon store.

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Manuka The New Zealand Tea Tree

The white star-shaped Manuka flowers are a common sight over many months through the New Zealand summer. They are a wonderful site smothering native New Zealand bush like a sprinkling of white sugar.

An emerging worldwide market for New Zealand Tea Tree Manuka honey has resulted in many apiarists cultivating abundant Manuka bush to procure the unique Manuka honey.

The New Zealand Tea Tree’s scientific name is Leptospermum scoparium (scoparium = broom-like, referring to one of Manuka’s commonest uses). Settlers in New Zealand reputedly used the leaves as a substitute for tea from China, hence their common name.

Growing to 4m+, Manuka may be found throughout New Zealand in a variety of habitats, being tolerant of poor soils, exposure and even waterlogged sites. Manuka is fast-growing and will rapidly give cover for revegetation projects, or an excellent screen, being easily clipped into an attractive yet robust hedge.

A number of New Zealand Tea Tree cultivars can be grown, ranging from tall upright shrubs to low trailing Manuka varieties. These cultivars give the gardener a huge array of long-flowering varieties in various colours from white to pink to red.

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Healing Honey

Coughs, sniffles, sneezes, runny noses: Colds and other nasty lung infections are especially common in winter. To fight the misery, many people swallow syrups and pills that claim to clear stuffy noses, soothe sore throats, stifle coughs, and improve sleep.

Growing evidence, however, suggests that these medicines don’t really work. What’s worse, they can have unpleasant—even dangerous—side effects, especially for young children. That’s why some doctors are now recommending an ancient remedy for their coughing patients: honey.

 

 
Honey might be good for more than just sweetening foods and beverages.
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It’s the kind of advice you might expect from your grandmother. But a new study suggests that the sticky sweet stuff might have real healing power.

“Honey has been used for centuries in folk remedies by cultures all over the world,” says Ian Paul, a pediatrician at Pennsylvania State University Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Pa. “We thought it would be reasonable to test it.”

Stubborn coughs

Paul was motivated to test honey because treating coughs in children has recently become a sticky subject.

Coughing is the body’s way of clearing irritated airways to help you breathe. But too much coughing can irritate your lungs and throat even more. Hacking away can also make it tough to get the sleep your body needs to heal. Hoping to ease the suffering of their children, parents often give them cough medicine.

 

 
Parents are often desperate to ease the suffering of their sick kids.
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These drugs have been around for decades, and their manufacturers claim they help kids feel better. But there have never been any good studies showing that they work, Paul says.

In 1997, the American Academy of Pediatrics even warned that codeine and dextromethorphan (DM)—two of the four most common ingredients in cough medicines—did nothing for young children. Codeine and DM are supposed to work by blocking messages from the brain that tell the body to cough.

A drug that doesn’t work is bad enough. But cough and cold medicines can also cause severe side effects, including drowsiness or hyperactivity, hallucinations, headaches, vomiting, rapid heart rate, and worse. Hundreds of kids end up in the hospital each year—and some even die—after receiving too much cough medicine by mistake.

Drug test

Frustrated by the lack of good studies, Paul decided to do one himself. A few years ago, he and colleagues designed a study that involved 100 kids who were sick with coughs and other cold symptoms. All were between the ages of 2 and 18.

The researchers divided the kids into three groups. Before bed, one group of kids took syrup that contained DM. A second group received syrup containing another common cough medicine called diphenhydramine (DPH). A third group took nonmedicated syrup.

In medical experiments, these fake medicines are called placebos. By comparing patients who have taken a real drug with those who’ve taken a placebo, doctors can understand the drug’s effectiveness.

Neither the researchers nor the kids and their parents knew which group was getting which syrup.

 

 
Medicated syrup might not be the best solution for a cough.
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Parents answered five questions about their children’s symptoms, both the night before the kids took the syrup and the night after. Results showed that kids who swallowed nonmedicated syrup improved just as much as did kids who got the drugs. Paul and colleagues published those results in 2004.

Last October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reviewed all the data, including Paul’s, and concluded that parents should not give cough medicines to children under 6. Around the same time, drug companies stopped selling these medicines for use in young children.

Sweet solution

Paul knew that parents would be dismayed by the news. He felt the same way.

“It’s hard as a doctor to tell people that medicine is no better than placebo when I don’t have an alternative to give them,” he says.

In his search for a different solution, Paul came across ancient anecdotes about honey’s healing powers. Doctors in ancient Egypt, for example, used it to treat wounds, coughs, and joint pain thousands of years ago.

Paul also discovered that the World Health Organization recommended honey as a throat soother, even though there was no scientific evidence of its effectiveness. Honey couldn’t hurt, Paul figured. Why not find out if it could help?

 
Honey may become an unexpected addition to your medicine cabinet.
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 He designed his next study much like the first one. At bedtime, 105 sick kids took honey-flavored DM syrup, buckwheat honey syrup, or no treatment. Parents and kids in the no-treatment group knew they weren’t getting anything, but the other two groups weren’t told which treatment they were getting.

This time, surveys showed that kids who swallowed about 2 teaspoons of buckwheat honey before bedtime coughed less and slept better than did youngsters in the other groups. Their parents slept better too.

Honey isn’t safe for children younger than 1 year old, Paul says, but his results have convinced him to recommend it as a cough suppressant for older children.

“When parents want something for their kids to take,” Paul says, honey “seems like the best option.”

Why honey?

Most people think of honey as a tasty substitute for sugar in their tea, or as a topping on a peanut butter-and-banana sandwich. So what gives the sweet stuff its healing powers?

For one thing, its thick, sticky consistency probably helps coat and soothe the throat, says Katherine Beals, a registered dietician at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She’s also a nutrition consultant for the National Honey Board, a honey-promoting group that funded Paul’s recent study.

Substances called antioxidants may also be part of the answer, Beals says. Antioxidants—which are also found in foods such as blueberries, spinach, and dark chocolate—protect our cells from damage.

Studies show that antioxidant levels in the body rise after someone swallows honey. All honey contains antioxidants, but certain types contain more than others.

There are more than 300 types of honey, Beals says. Color, flavor, and health benefits depend on which types of flowers honey-producing bees visit.

 

 
The types of flowers that honeybees visit determine the type of honey they produce. This bee is pollinating an apple blossom.
USDA, Photo by Jack Dykinga

Most of the honey we buy in U.S. grocery stores is made by bees that visit clover plants. Darker honeys, such as the buckwheat type that Paul used in his experiment, are generally higher in antioxidants than lighter ones, including clover, Beals says.

Honey has another health advantage. At least some types seem to kill infectious microbes. One honey from New Zealand has proved especially good at healing wounds when slathered on the skin.

There is no evidence that eating honey will help prevent colds, Beals says. But if your throat is sore and you can’t stop coughing, it might make you feel better. And a little dose of sweetness might just cheer you up!

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Discover the Healing Powers of Active Manuka Honey

Did you know as the outermost layer of cells on the body, the skin helps to protect the inner organs from infectious agents? Yet sometimes, bacteria manage to “nest” in some of the skin cells. When that happens, the body’s defense mechanisms kick into action. As endothelial cells fight invading microbes, skin can become red, swollen, and warm to the touch, In other words, it becomes inflamed. Application of active manuka honey to the skin can bring relief to inflamed and irritated skin cells. That fact explains why certain treatments for skin irritation make use of manuka honey products. Active manuka honey depresses the build-up of antibacterial proteins that occurs while the skin is fighting an invasive and infectious agent. Manuka honey products contain ingredients that can relieve the pain that is associated with the accompanying build-up of anti-toxic proteins. Together those two skin care aids supplement the enhanced supply of blood in the affected skin cells. That enhanced blood supply brings added oxygen to affected skin cells. That enhanced blood supply carries an added level of nutrients to cells that have been damaged by microbial invaders. The nutrition and oxygen can work with honey to heal rough and reddened skin. Skin repair calls for a chorus of biochemical reactions. Many of those reactions are catalyzed by enzymes. A number of the body’s enzymes depend on the presence of co-enzymes. Co-enzymes contain important minerals. That fact spells out the basic reason that each person should strive to eat a diverse number of foods rich in minerals, minerals like zinc and copper. So does active manuka honey contain one or more of those minerals? Do manuka honey products provide the skin with an added source of zinc and copper? No they do not. Application of honey to the skin moistens the skin. It places any damaged endothelial cells in a healing environment. Still stressed skin responds best when it also receives the proper nutrients, vital nutrients. There is nothing wrong with exposing the skin to a honey that can facilitate formation of skin cells in a manner that helps to lift any scab. The lifting of that scab creates a space on the surface of the body; in that space new endothelial cells can form adjacent to the boundaries of any repaired cells. Still, anyone who looks to honey to treat damaged skin should ask this question: “How healthy will those new cells be?” Healthy skin cells are firm to the touch. They contain proteins such as collagen and elastin. Effective skin care stimulates the production of such proteins. Aging skin looses its ability to make collagen and elastin. Aging skin lacks those two proteins. That is why aging skin seems to loose its strength. It begins to wrinkle and sag. No one wants to repair damaged skin to a condition similar to that of an aging skin cell. That is why skin repair should not begin and end with application of a simple honey. It feels good when active manuka honey covers an area of damaged skin, but it also feels good to be able to show-off a terrific tan. Not everything that feels good encourages formation of healthy skin. Some people eat fatty snack foods, because that satisfies there hunger. It makes them feel good. Yet such foods do not give skin cells needed vitamins and minerals. Effective skin care must include the use of products that enhance performance of the body’s natural biochemical reactions. Such products help the skin on the face to retain its well-toned and youthful appearance. Laurel is a dedicated researcher of skin care health and products. She shares her research on her website http://manukahoneyusa.wordpress.com you have unwanted wrinkles, fine lines and damaged skin, visit now to learn about the skin care line Laurel personally recommends.

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Buying Manuka Honey in the U.S.

March 19, 2009 — Manuka Honey is becoming a well-recognized health remedy in the U.S. market and all over the world. In the quiet, pollution-free countryside of New Zealand, hardworking honeybees gather nectar from a very special flower that grows on a native bush called the Manuka Tea Tree (also known as Leptospermum scoparium). It is this nectar that contains molecules that many believe holds the key to healing many different illnesses. Most recently, Manuka Honey has been gaining worldwide recognition for its ability to eradicate the MRSA bacterium that is responsible for causing life threatening Staph infections that are otherwise impervious to antibiotics. The resilient superbugs associated with MRSA are no match for the potent antibacterial properties of Manuka Honey.

Manuka Honey gets its antibacterial properties from 4 main components. It’s osmolarity in effect dehydrates infectious microorganisms by drawing moisture out of bacterial cells. Manuka Honey is also very acidic with pH levels not conducive for bacterial growth. Like other types of honey, Manuka Honey also contains low levels of hydrogen peroxide which is a known antiseptic. What makes Manuka Honey different than other types of honey are the plant-derived floral components that are present, such as methylglyoxal and a not yet recognized compound that has become known as the Unique Manuka Factor or UMF. These floral nectar components contribute greatly to its antibacterial activity.

In addition to its powerful antibacterial properties, Manuka Honey is also considered to be antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiviral and anti-parasitic. Since most health conditions are cause by some sort of bacteria, virus, fungus or parasite, Manuka Honey is being recognized as a viable treatment option for many conditions that don’t respond well to traditional forms of medication. When taken orally, Manuka Honey is effective in treating sore throats, strep throat, stomach aches, stomach ulcers, acid reflux disease, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, gastro-intestinal disorders, cold and flu symptoms, etc. When used topically on the skin, Manuka Honey is effective in treating infected wounds, burns, acne, eczema, ringworm and a variety of other conditions.

Since its origin is New Zealand, Manuka Honey can be somewhat hard to come by. Shipping costs from New Zealand to the U.S. can sometimes exceed the amount of the honey itself. However, now U.S. consumers can purchase Honeymark brand Manuka Honey more conveniently. Honeymark’s Manuka Honey is certified by the Active Manuka Honey Association in New Zealand to be active UMF 16+ which is a potent medical-grade honey. Consumers should beware of other companies that sell less potent Manuka Honey for a discounted price. Manuka Honey that is not bioactive does not contain enough antimicrobial properties necessary for medicinal use. Honeymark assures their customers that their Manuka Honey is of medical grade.

Honeymark International is known for manufacturing quality skin care products that contain active Manuka Honey as a natural healing agent. Honeymark’s skin care products are not sticky and offer the same benefits of Manuka Honey without the sticky mess. When used for internal purposes, Manuka Honey usually outperforms most medicines, with of course, a much more pleasant flavor. If you’re having difficulty getting your children to take medicine when they’re sick, Manuka Honey may be an easier choice. And Manuka Honey is a natural product, it has also been found to have no known side effects.

“Manuka Honey has become an extremely important resource and valuable commodity,” says Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark International. “As word continues to spread about the healing ability of this premium honey, it will become viewed more as a natural treatment alternative to pharmaceutical medication.” Honeymark plans to continue to expand its range of Manuka honey-based products to include a Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Lip Balm, Foaming Cleanser and Moisturizer. Customers can expect to see these new products later this year.

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