My mother has been eating a teaspoon of this honey 3x/day (for the last month or so) in an effort to alleviate discomfort from a range of GI issues. She is not particularly primal, but eats reasonably well and is a very healthy 47-year old. I know that many of my primal compatriots will advise her to ditch the grains once and for all if she really wants to overcome the digestive problems, but in the meantime, I want to know whether this manuka honey is safe for her consumption.
My cursory googling did not yield any particularly valuable insights other than a hint that the active ingredient or source of the honey's presumed healing properties is methylglyoxal, something that could be harmful to humans.
Though retail sites tout that this honey is a perfectly safe, natural product that has more or less stood the test of time (as it has supposedly been used as a healing agent by ancient Greeks and others), I am concerned about the potential health risks that may accompany regular use of this stuff.
Have any of you used this product, had success with it, heard anything about it? Thanks.