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    Brilliant info Zoebird! I have also heard a lot of wonder stories and Manuka is the new buzz word over here at the mo! Blinkin expensive but don't use it loads so does last a while and do believe its very worth it - literally liquid gold!

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    Manuka Honey is as good as natural honey or even better then that!!!
    Getting natural skincare is not an easy task.

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    Those of us in the UK get to Aldi, Manuka honey is IIRC something like 4 or 5 quid a jar.
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    Honey is real food. I eat real food. I buy local honey, fireweed is my favorite if I can get it. A little in my evening cup of tea, drizzled over yogurt & berries, a teaspoon to soothe a sore throat, with mustard as a glaze, sometimes in a salad dressing.

    But I'm talking a teaspoon here and a tablespoon there as a minor ingredient...not cups and cups as a substitute for sugar in a dessert recipe.

    The health and medicinal benefits of honey outweigh the carb count or insulin spiking effects. Not that I count carbs...
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    Same here. We buy some local, raw honey and use it pretty sparingly.

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    Manuka honey is one of the best characterizations of honey specially for treating cancer cells. Honey has been used since ancient times to treat multiple conditions. Honey protects against damage caused by bacteria. Some honey also stimulates production of special cells that can repair tissue damaged by infection. In addition, honey has an anti-inflammatory action that can quickly reduce pain and inflammation once it is applied.Hydrogen peroxide is a component of honey.It gives most honey its antibiotic quality. But some types of honey, including Manuka honey, also have other components with antibacterial qualities. The major antibacterial component in Manuka honey is methylglyoxal is a compound found in most types of honey, but usually only in small quantities. The best uses of Manuka honey are in preventing and treating cancer, Reducing high cholesterol, Reducing systemic inflammation, Treating diabetes, Treating eye, ear, and sinus infections, Treating gastrointestinal problems.

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    Outside of the local allergy effect,
    Honey is basically sugar, so don't kid yourself in that regard.
    Having said that I don't think any artificial sweeteners are really ok, so if you need a dose of sweet, then honey is probably the best choice in my eyes. The primary benefits as a topical dressing to wounds is the glucose content, it provides an energy source as well as killing bacteria mainly because of high glucose concentration de hydrating the bacteria through osmosis and killing them.

    I do use honey quite freely my self and no doubt our ancestors would have gorged on it whenever they had the chance to, so maybe there is a clue there, have a full on desert day sometimes, but not everyday as you'd have to climb a tall tree and risk death for the reward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribal Rob View Post
    Those of us in the UK get to Aldi, Manuka honey is IIRC something like 4 or 5 quid a jar.
    Is this hi grade or the cheap +5 stuff?

    I'v googled this stuff to death and while on paper it's good stuff, there isn't any proven evidence that it does anything over regular honey or other things in healthy diets.
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    Ok just did yet another google. This kinda sums it up for me, it near on quotes word for one one of the earlier posts.

    Manuka Honey: Evidence for medicinal Uses, benefits and side effects

    It seems its better used on the outside of your body ie for cuts and burns...no way am I spending 15 to put this stuff on a cut.
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