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#1    bouncer

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

Heres a sweet story! Honey can kill all sorts of microbial baddies!

(Provided not more bees die this year)

"Australian researchers have been astonished to discover a cure-all right under their noses — a honey sold in health food shops as a natural medicine.

Far from being an obscure health food with dubious healing qualities, new research has shown the honey kills every type of bacteria scientists have thrown at it, including the antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” plaguing hospitals and killing patients around the world.

Some bacteria have become resistant to every commonly prescribed antibacterial drug. But scientists found that Manuka honey, as it is known in New Zealand, or jelly bush honey, as it is known in Australia, killed every bacteria or pathogen it was tested on."


source: http://zen-haven.dk/...uperbug-killer/


edit to add, if any folk down under send me a jar, I'll send by return some Marmite! :P

Edited by bouncer, 17 March 2012 - 07:23 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

Oh, itís dawning on official science there are amazing natural stuff around? Well, better late than never.
Bacteria donít develop resistance to natural bactericides, found in garlic, honey, sage, calendula, just to name few of my favourites.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:28 AM

View PostHelen of Annoy, on 18 March 2012 - 11:18 AM, said:

Oh, itís dawning on official science there are amazing natural stuff around? Well, better late than never.
Bacteria donít develop resistance to natural bactericides, found in garlic, honey, sage, calendula, just to name few of my favourites.


yep this world, as much as we hurt her, has all we need to be well, Mother Earth and all that. Like in the rainforests and jungles where they find miracle cures, for free, then synthesize it and produce it en-masse at great cost!

Im keeping my eye on this honey story...


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:12 PM

View Postbouncer, on 18 March 2012 - 11:28 AM, said:

yep this world, as much as we hurt her, has all we need to be well, Mother Earth and all that. Like in the rainforests and jungles where they find miracle cures, for free, then synthesize it and produce it en-masse at great cost!

Im keeping my eye on this honey story...
Nothing lasts forever, so this reign of greed wonít last forever.

In the meantime, with all respect to Manuka honey, every real honey has great properties. The easiest way to tell which jar contains real honey and which is filled with coloured sugar gooeyfied to resemble honey is if the contents crystallize or not.
Fake honey stays clear and gel-like, real honey crystallizes and becomes non-transparent and more solid. If you have a jar for more than few weeks and it hasnít started to crystallize, itís not honey. (Except honey from bees that fed on acacia and few other plants only, such honey crystallizes after longer period of time.)
It takes only to heat it up a little and it will regain its original honey texture.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:25 PM

Well.. its not a new news.

The therauptic uses of Honey was and is well known in Ayurveda.

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Historically, honey has been used by humans to treat a variety of ailments through topical application, but only recently have the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of honey been chemically explained.
In Ayurveda, a 4000-year-old medicine originating from India, honey is considered to positively affect all three primitive material imbalances of the body. "Vaatalam guru sheetam cha raktapittakaphapaham| Sandhatru cchedanam ruksham kashayam madhuram madhu|| "It has sweetness with added astringent as end taste. It is heavy, dry and cold. Its effect ondoshas (imbalances) is that it aggravates vata (air / moving forces), scrapes kapha (mucus / holding forces) and normalizes pitta (catabolic fire) and rakta (blood). It promotes the healing process." Some wound gels which contain antibacterial raw honey and have regulatory approval are now available to help treat drug-resistant strains of bacteria (MRSA). One New Zealand researcher says a particular type of honey (Manuka honey) may be useful in treating MRSA infections.[61])
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A effective tip to Weight Loss , with Honey : Mix one tablespoon of Honey with Lime juice in one glass of lukewarm water. every day immediately after you wake up. its a detox drink.




I take it often.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:40 PM

Watch,the FDA will declare it a drug now.
They seem to feel anything that claims to have healing properties,must be controlled by them.

Apparently,there's " fake" honey being markerted
So everyone needs to be sure of what they are buying.
Let me find a link about it.
http://ecobites.com/...ying-fake-honey
http://www.texashome.../01/fake-honey/
http://cellphonesafe...and-fake-honey/

Edited by missymoo999, 18 March 2012 - 06:44 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:47 PM

View PostThe_Spartan, on 18 March 2012 - 12:25 PM, said:

Well.. its not a new news.

The therauptic uses of Honey was and is well known in Ayurveda.

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A effective tip to Weight Loss , with Honey : Mix one tablespoon of Honey with Lime juice in one glass of lukewarm water. every day immediately after you wake up. its a detox drink.




I take it often.

I do a tablespoon of honey ,with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar ,pour a cup of boiling water over it,and do a hot tea.
Detox ,weight,and fights a cold.

Edited by missymoo999, 18 March 2012 - 07:01 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:21 PM

View Postmissymoo999, on 18 March 2012 - 06:47 PM, said:

I do a tablespoon of honey ,with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar ,pour a cup of boiling water over it,and do a hot tea.
Detox ,weight,and fights a cold.


That sounds good, my mum keeps nagging me to take cider vinegar!  Maybe with some honey I wont taste the vinegar!!


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

I've always known that honey will disinfect and heal a cut faster than any ointment you can purchase in a drugstore. I saw wound care patches being tested in hospitals that now contain honey when I was in California. They're expensive at the moment but hopefully they'll catch on.
The only honey I get and I always have some, is crystalized raw honey from my local natural foods store. Love it. A spoon is all that's necessary.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

View Postsusieice, on 18 March 2012 - 09:33 PM, said:

I've always known that honey will disinfect and heal a cut faster than any ointment you can purchase in a drugstore. I saw wound care patches being tested in hospitals that now contain honey when I was in California. They're expensive at the moment but hopefully they'll catch on.
The only honey I get and I always have some, is crystalized raw honey from my local natural foods store. Love it. A spoon is all that's necessary.


If you read about the ancient Egyptians, you will see that honey was the staple for their healing.  It amazes me that the 'new' studies are finding what our ancestors already knew....

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:59 PM

I've used honey as an antiseptic on my dogs forever it also appears to promote healing.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:08 PM

View Postbouncer, on 18 March 2012 - 07:21 PM, said:

That sounds good, my mum keeps nagging me to take cider vinegar!  Maybe with some honey I wont taste the vinegar!!

No,you still taste the vinegar,but it's quite nice.Slightly an acquired taste,but it's good.
Some people take it with seaweed tablets,and say it helps with weight loss.
I do it when I have a cold.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:55 AM

View Posthetrodoxly, on 18 March 2012 - 09:59 PM, said:

I've used honey as an antiseptic on my dogs forever it also appears to promote healing.
It does. Use it on your kids and yourself also. Will seal and protect an open wound.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:40 PM

View Postsusieice, on 19 March 2012 - 12:55 AM, said:

It does. Use it on your kids and yourself also. Will seal and protect an open wound.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:04 PM

Thats it then. Im pouring honey on my next GF in order to heal her.

Then Im gonna lick it all off in order to heal myself!

Win Win situation.

maybe a bit sticky tho!





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