Nelson Honey 300+Active Manuka Honey 500g
When honey is diluted, a special enzyme the bees have added produces hydrogen peroxide, a well-known antibiotic. Manuka Honey has been found to have an antibacterial activity in addition to hydrogen peroxide.
There are approximately 50 reports in medical journals that honey in general is a very effective dressing for wounds and an effective therapy for eye infections and for diarrhoea.
It is well established that honey has an antibacterial activity, but this can vary widely in potency: some honeys are no more antibacterial than sugar, whereas others can be diluted more that 100-fold and still completely stop the growth of bacteria. The difference in potency of antibacterial activity found between different honeys is more than 100-fold.
Manuka Honey is gathered exclusively in New Zealand from the Manuka bush, Leptospermum scoparium, which grows throughout our country.
The honey being sold as Active Manuka Honey’ is the only honey available that is being tested for its antibacterial activity and selected for sale based in its level of activity.
In the future, other honeys may be tested and selected for their antibacterial activity, but Manuka Honey contains an additional antibacterial component that is unique to honey produced from Leptospermum plants.
This activity is not affected by the catalase enzyme that is present in the tissues and serum of the body. The catalase enzyme breaks down hydrogen peroxide – the major antibacterial factor in other types of honey. The potency of the antibacterial activity of other types of honey would most probably be reduced when used on an infection because of the action of the catalase.
The hydrogen peroxide in honey is produced by an enzyme in the honey. This enzyme is destroyed by the exposure of the honey to heat and light. Active Manuka is very stable, so there is no need to worry about whether the Manuka Honey you are using has lost its activity in storage.
Manuka Honey has this unique activity in addition to the usual hydrogen peroxide antibacterial activity, making it doubly potent. There is also evidence that the two antibacterial components together may have a synergist action, i.e. the combined effect is greater than the sum of its parts.
Active honey is more effective than honey with just hydrogen peroxide against some types of bacteria. Against Staphylococcus aureus, the most common cause of infected wounds, active Manuka Honey is twice as effective as other honeys. Against Helicobacter pylori, the cause of peptic ulcers, Manuka Honey is more than eight times as effective as other honeys. In research work that we are currently doing, Manuka Honey is significantly more effective against Streptococcus pyogenes which causes sore throats.
Many medical professionals are choosing to use Active Manuka Honey and are getting good results with the treatment of wounds which have not responded to standard treatment (A trial of Active Manuka Honey on unresponsive skin ulcers was successfully carried out at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand: the results have been published in the New Zealand Medical Journal). More recently, reports have been published in nursing journals of cases treated in Salisbury Hospital in England.
The bees venom in Nectar Ease is collected in water traps to preserve volatile compounds and is then freeze-dried and purified. It is important to avoid taking Nectar Ease in hot drinks (over 50C) as this may evaporate some of the volatile components in bee venom and destroy many of the health giving enzymes contained in the honey.
Start taking Nectar Ease 1/4 teaspoon per day for three to four days. In the unlikely event you display an adverse reaction, stop taking Nectar Ease. Otherwise, increase the dosage to 1-2 teaspoons (maximum) per day.
Vitamin C and B6 Supplements may enhance the effects of Nectar Ease and are considered an important part of an arthritis sufferers diet by some nutritionists.