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What’s so Unique about Manuka Honey?

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The one-phrase answer to that is the Unique Manuka Factor!

But to understand the #story in detail, read on…from the beginning of #Civilization, #Honey has been known as a #Natural #Medicine. It’s known primarily for its #antibacterial and #health enhancing #properties all over the world, with #grandmothers and #mothers advocating its treat-all properties.

Healing Power of Honey

Honey has been used since ancient times to treat multiple conditions. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that researchers discovered that #honey has natural #Antibacterial qualities. Some honey also stimulates production of special cells that can #repair #tissue damaged by #Infection. In addition, honey has an #AntiInflammatory action. Once applied, it quickly reduces #pain and #inflammation.

The Uniqueness of Manuka Honey

And then at the end of the last century, a breakthrough happened! In 1981 Dr #PeterMolon, Associate Professor of #Biochemistry at #Waikato University discovered that honey from some strains of the #NewZealand Manuka bush contained a unique antibacterial factor not contained in any other variety of honey. Manuka honey is produced by bees that pollinate this native bush.

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Manuka honey’s #highsugar content creates a waterless environment in which the #bacteria are unable to survive. Also an enzyme called #glucose #oxidase makes it #acidic, adding to its unique antibacterial properties. Most people who buy Manuka honey simply put it on their toast or in their tea, but where it really comes into its own is in #treating #wounds.

Components of Manuka Honey

#HydrogenPeroxide in honey gives it its antibiotic quality. In Manuka honey, the major antibacterial component is #methylglyoxal (MG). In manuka honey, MG comes from the conversion of dihydroxyacetone, found in the nectar of manuka flowers. The higher the concentration of MG, the stronger is the antibiotic effect.

Honey producers have developed a scale for rating the #potency of manuka honey. The rating is called #UMF, which stands for Unique Manuka Factor (UMF®). The UMF rating corresponds with the #concentration of #MG. In fact, only some strains of the New Zealand Manuka bush produce honeys containing this #UniqueManukaFactor. Manuka honey needs a minimum rating of 10 UMF.

How Manuka Honey Is Used

Its main medical use is for treating minor wounds and burns. It also:

  • Prevents and treats cancer
  • Reduces high cholesterol
  • Reduces systemic inflammation
  • Treats diabetes
  • Treats eyeear and sinus infections
  • Treats gastrointestinal problems.

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So you see, what’s special about Manuka Honey is its UMF! Check out a special discounted cost  for Manuka Honey at #Natural Mantra’s #FreedomSale only this #Week.


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Eeeks, what on earth is that white, flaky stuff on your head & shoulders?!

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Having dandruff is not just a physical problem that needs to be treated patiently and carefully. It needs to be tackled in a larger sense, taking societal factors into consideration.

The Problems

What is the stigma attached to such a visible affliction? First off, you feel really, really embarrassed about Dandruff. There are so many who suffer from emotional symptoms when they realize that flakes of skin are affecting their social interactions? They try to cover up by –

• Wearing hats all the time to cover up dandruff

• Not wearing black clothes so the white flakes don’t show, even though they know black is a slimming color

• Continuously wiping the white flakes off, sneaking into the bathroom or another room to check their shoulders for any flakes

• Feeling very self-conscious at school, college, work or social occasions, and worried about body image and dandruff at the same time

• Wearing gloves to stop themselves from scratching their hair and making it flake even more, and then making it bleed

• Being worried about what other people might think about their personal hygiene

• Suffering embarrassing or misunderstood intimate moments with partner about how they have tried, but nothing seems to work

• Trying various commercial anti dandruff products in vain – some make it better or worse and most are expensive when you have to continuously have to use them.

What is Dandruff?

There are often two confusing aspects of what people see as white flaky bits, which are medically diagnosed dandruff and dry scalp. Dandruff can only be diagnosed by a doctor. Dry scalp is often treated by hairstylist.

There are a few major differences between dandruff and dry scalp. Dandruff is usually recognized by larger, greasy or waxy flakes or clusters of skin cells which are yellowish or grey. They may come off in your hair brush or stick to your hair or scalp, and are accompanied by itching. Dandruff, unlike dry scalp, is usually associated with a fungal or bacterial infection of the scalp and can be contagious.

If you have dandruff, you should not share brushes, combs, hats, towels, hair clips, or anything else that touches your head, and you should clean and disinfect brushes, etc. after each use. There are different types of dandruff and the type and cause can only be diagnosed by a medical professional.

In general, it takes around 2 weeks for the old skin cells to push their way to the surface of the scalp and replace themselves with new ones. Dandruff is caused when the skin cells flake off faster than the skin can cope with and then cause the skin cells to become inflamed with a fungus, causing them to become white and flaky in appearance.

How do you recognize Dandruff symptoms?

You may have some of these symptoms and are wondering what to do.

• Dry or oily scalp

• Yellowish, grayish, or white flaky skin cells on your clothes or bedding

• Itchy scalp

• Redness on scalp

• Inflammation on the scalp. It’s not always visible, but feels a bit raised up from the normal areas.

Who Can Get Dandruff?

Many people think that dandruff is just an old person’s hair condition. To tell you the truth dandruff affects every age, from toddlers (often called cradle cap) to teenagers to middle-aged adults.

Look out for this space, we shall explore ways of tackling this embarrassing affliction.

Meanwhile, do check out various organic and effective options to tackle this affliction, on http://www.naturalmantra.com. You can order them and get them delivered at your doorstep easily!