The health benefits of raw, unprocessed honey are well known, but in Australia, scientists made a startling discovery – that one particular, obscure type of honey is capable of killing just about everything scientists throw at it, including some of the worst bacteria known to man.
The findings were published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Frontiers in Microbiology , and could hold special significance at a time when many of the world’s top antibiotics are failing, especially against resistant “superbugs.”
The honey in question is known as Manuka Honey, which is produced in New Zealand and also goes by the name of jelly bush honey. It originates from the Manuka bush ( Lepospermum scoparium )
There are many research articles that site the benefits of honey for wound healing. There are light colored, medium colored and dark colored honey, Manuka is a dark colored honey like Buckwheat ( from New York and Minnesota)
Honey has been used medicinally for cough/colds, hangovers and ulcers. Some use honey to make Mead . Mead is essentially honey and water with added yeast, yeast nutrition, tannin and citric acid