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Scientific Studies


It has been documented for centuries that humans have been using honey for a multitude of health benefits.  La Hun Manuka Honey contains Methylglyoxal (MGO), DHA, and Leptosperin, among other unique compounds that have been studied extensively and shown positive results in many ground breaking studies. Here are just a few of them:

 

  1. Manuka Honey & Wound Healing

(https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23569748/)

Manuka Honey has been known for its antibacterial properties.  This article describes its antibacterial activity and how its viscosity helps to create a protective barrier around wounds to protect it against infection, and how it helps support wound healing.

 Another article on this here:
(https://www.umf.org.nz/portfolio/killing-wound-pathogens-with-manuka-honey-dressings/) which show a bit more info - This study shows that when a potent honey is used (minimum of 400mg MGO/kg is recommended) honey dressingscan comprehensively kill common wound pathogens associated with infected wounds.

 

  1. Anti-influenza Viral Effects of Honey

(https://www.umf.org.nz/portfolio/anti-influenza-viral-effects-of-honey/)

Influenza viruses are a serious threat to human health and cause thousands of deaths annually. Thus, there is an urgent requirement for the development of novel anti-influenza virus drugs. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the anti influenza viral activity of honey from various sources. The results showed that Manuka honey efficiently inhibited influenza virus replication.

 

A very recent study conducted at Swansea University has found that using Manuka honey could offer an antibiotic alternative to treat antimicrobial resistant respiratory infections, particularly deadly bacteria found in Cystic Fibrosis infections. Full report here: (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2019.00869/full#h4)

 

  1. Manuka Honey for Oral Health

(https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25253413/)

This study shows that high potency Manuka is effective in inhibiting 3 types of oral bacteria.

 

  1. The Efficacy of Honey in the Treatment of Other Disorders of the Skin

(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5661189/)

Honey has been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause tinia infections (ring worm), candidiasis (fungal growth) and acne

 

  1. Manuka Honey as an Assistive Treatment for Cancer

(https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30056083/)

This study conducted showed Manuka honey synergistically enhances the chemopreventive effect of 5-fluorouracil (Cancer Medication) on human colon cancer cells.

 

  1. UAE University Discovers Cancer Tackling Properties in Manuka Honey

(https://www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/news/2017/september/cancertacking.shtml)

Researchers at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) have taken their groundbreaking studies into the role of honey in battling cancer a step further, through new findings that pinpoint its potential impact..

 

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