Thread: Manuka honey

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    Manuka honey

    A guy I train with cut his face open and as part of the healing proccess was putting Manuka honey on it. Talking to him it supposed to cure pretty much everything.
    http://www.manukahoney.co.uk/therapeuticuses.html
    I tased the therapudic stuff.(Had to couldn't help myself) And it tasted like normal honey.

    Is there any difference and can I just squeese the cheap stuff on my cuts.

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    Nope ,you can't just sqeeze the cheap stuff on.You need to check the UMF rating. (wiki it).

    Normally you'll find it in the chemist shop because its used as a treatment rather than a spread lol,but its still edible and a few ppl take a teaspoon of it each day as a general health thing,(my mum and step father).

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    There is a small difference between manuka honey and regular. But a cheaper way would be to mix some cheap honey and peroxide bleach. That will work better.

    Manuka honey's one of those scams that has a grain of truth to it. Covering a wound is a good idea. Applying an antiseptic to a wound is a good idea. Manuka honey does that, but buying a box of bandaids and some dettol is cheaper and more effective.

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    Honey as a wound treatment goes at least as far back as the ancient Egyptians

    Then there's propolis with its own mythology

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    For Christ sake - use a modern antiseptic. Leave the hippy **** to new agers

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    Just pray there are no antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria around hey!

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    Thanks for the insight. Must say smearing the stuff on an open wound diddnt do the guy any harm.

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    Also?? band aids and dettol don't taste as nice lol.

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