The kind of substances that are present in manuka honey are very important. These substances have a lot of health benefits to them and many people do not feel as if they are able to understand the entirety of them. Many people have not even heard of this kind of honey as it is very different than the honey that you find in the local grocery store. With that being said, studies are showing this honey to be good to fight off bacteria.
- The pinkish flower of the manuka bush produces a saccharide that in turn is converted into an antibacterial agent.
- Honey can get in the way of bacteria successfully attaching itself to human tissue.
- Prolific antibiotic use has led to antibiotic resistant pathogens, which nonetheless cannot withstand an attack from various forms of natural treatment, including honey.
“Manuka honey, which is mostly produced in New Zealand, comes from bees that specifically pollinate the manuka bush.”