Manuka Honey has natural antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic,
antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. Most honeys are in some way antibacterial through the activity of the enzyme Glucose Oxidase which creates hydrogen peroxide. When honey comes into contact with body moisture the glucose oxidase enzyme slowly releases the antiseptic hydrogen peroxide. This is released at sufficient levels to be effective against bacteria but not damage tissue.
However, certain strains of Manuka Honey has a second antibacterial component which has become known as the Unique Manuka Factor or UMF.
|Meet Kassy who was treated with Manuka Honey after cutting open her face.
The flap of skin was stitched back to hold it in place once extensive cleaning of the wound had taken place to ensure no bone fragments where present. The wound was dressed twice a day with Mauka Honey, after it was cleaned with cooled boiled water, being careful not to destroy new skin growth.
The wound remained very clean with no infection and no inflammation.
There appeared to be rapid healing, especially after the removal of the stitches.
No major scabs formed on the wound – a clean healing with a hairline scar.
All hair grew back with no pigment change
Pain discomfort minimal.
Kassie was back in full work by the 3rd week after the accident.