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Mysterious Honey Discovered That Kills All Bacteria Scientists Throw At It

Mysterious Honey Discovered That Kills All Bacteria Scientists Throw At It

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Mysterious Honey Discovered That Kills All Bacteria Scientists Throw At It


(OrganicJar) Bees feeding off tea trees native to New Zealand, produce a type of honey that’s known as “Jelly Bush Honey” in Australia and “Mankuta Honey” in New Zealand. Now, scientists at the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences have found this particular type of honey has some amazing curative properties.

Until now, Manuka Honey has been sold in health food stores as a natural medicine. That is probably about to change. 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.

Professor Dee Carter is one of the research team that made the discovery. She said a compound in the honey called methylglyoxal is the key ingredient to the effectiveness of the honey. However, methylglyoxal on its own is toxic but when it combines with what are, as yet, unknown compounds it causes “multi-system failure” in bacteria.

Manuka Honey Unique to New Zealand

Honey bees collect nectar from Manuka bushes (also known as Tea Trees) which grow in remote areas of New Zealand. According to Manuka Health the discovery of the anti-bacterial properties of methylglyoxal was made by Professor Thomas Henle at the University of Dresden, Germany.

The curative properties of various types of honey have been known to indigenous cultures for thousands of years, and dressing wounds with honey was common before the advent of antibiotics.

Source: theaustralian

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  1. Well said Marv Kingston. You got it first time, unlike all these Al Gore clones.

  2. and to all you fire lovers out there we will again be having a huge communal fire at this years Landed Festival as well as featuring traders who make candles out of the beeswax their bees produce over here in the welsh hills! brought to you by shameless promotions r us! http://www.landedfestival.co.uk Maybe we'll get some manuka honey in too but its pricey stuff and hardly in keeping with our green credentials when you consider its gotta travel all the way to the other side of the world in a big gas guzzling airoplane! Produce, buy and eat locally i say!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Landed-Festival/126644117405352

  3. Marv Kingston, that is the secret of the All Black success although Warren Gatland hasn't told the Welsh yet. Seriously though I believe that some-one in Devon or Cornwall has a grove of Manuka and produces honey.

  4. WOW tis true that :

    Supplies of a honey renowned for its health benefits have sold out in the first month of production at an estate in Cornwall.
    The manuka honey, which has previously only been produced in New Zealand, comes from hives at the Tregothnan estate near Truro.
    It is claimed to ease sore throats, acne, sunburn, gum disease and digestive problems.
    Despite a £55 price tag, the first batch has run out.
    It was launched last month at the Chelsea Flower Show.
    Among other uses, the honey has been used to soak dressings for cancer patients in Manchester to reduce the risk of contracting MRSA and to reduce inflammation.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/8110860.stm

    Lol and i thought the imported stuff was pricey!

  5. There I was right.

  6. AGAIN!!!
    lol

  7. Christos Roubis: Looking at your other posts, I'm not surprised that this made sense to you. Lol!

  8. Jennifer Elizabeth as I see it you have missed the point. No bees, no honey, neither in New Zealand or elsewhere. Bees are dying in millions because of the use of pesticides

  9. Zoila Ravanti: Actually, as I said before, I get that. This article isn't about that. That is all.

  10. Jennifer, so the debate must be structured by an authoritarian such as yourself? Are we not free to discuss any aspect of this issue that we wish regardless of what you think the point of the article is? Some of us see the relevance of pesticides to this article and we feel that is important for anyone who reads this article to know that pesticides are what is killing our bees that benefit us in such a way as this. So who are you to tell us what to talk about? If you don't have anything constructive to say on this topic then move on to a thread or comment that interest you. We don't need dissent suppression we need to talk about it. Besides you are wrong about the overall point anyways. This is organicjar.com where organic farming is the overall point and pesticides are the antithesis of organic growing. The benefits of a resource is not the only important thing here, it the preservation of that resource in this case, honey. What is wrong with spreading important information? What is the harm and why are you so upset at anyone who points this out?

  11. Mike Schroder So wait, are you telling me that your average moron won't make the connection that bees are bugs and that since pesticides kill bugs that it would kill bees too? News Flash: Something invented to kill bugs KILLS BUGS, quick, someone alert the authorities! Really? That's important info that needs to be spread because no one knows? I'm pretty sure anyone who is interested in organic farming (like all the people on this site) already know this. In fact, I bet that most if not all of the people reading this very thread already know this and don't use them. Ever heard the phrase "preaching to the choir"? I try to only tell people what they should or shouldn't be doing when I think they might be doing it wrong. Telling a bunch of people who are into Organic gardening that they shouldn't use pesticides just seems silly. If people are that stupid then there really is no hope of saving our planet anyway, all the morons will just undo the efforts of the organic farmers and such. Put that sort of thing in a forum where people might not already know about it, you might change someone's mind and help them to go organic. I read the comments on this article because I wanted to learn more about people's opinions and knowledge about this subject. Not to be told something that any idiot should know already and has NOTHING to do with the subject.

  12. this sounds to good to be true where can we get it before the fda gets a hold of it and then it will take 14 more times the amount to fix anything.

  13. Jennifer Elizabeth , you're attitude towards people sucks. And there is so much hypocrisy in your words tha I feel I need to quote and refute.

    "So wait, are you telling me that your average moron won't make the connection that bees are bugs and that since pesticides kill bugs that it would kill bees too?"

    Not everybody knows what pesticides are, let alone what they do to bees and only a moron would assume that everybody knows something or can figure it out on their own without someone telling them what the word means or what the problem is. Just because someone doesn't know something doesn't mean that they are morons. The moron is the one who cannot discern the difference between intelligence and knowledge. Just because you know something that you think should be common knowledge doesn't mean it is common knowledge. Last time I checked the majority of Americans are considered to be under educated and apathetic in regards to these things. There will always be someone who can benefit from any knowledge. Who are you to keep that away from new comers?

    "I'm pretty sure anyone who is interested in organic farming (like all the people on this site) already know this. In fact, I bet that most if not all of the people reading this very thread already know this and don't use them. Ever heard the phrase "preaching to the choir"?"

    So if i visit a car manufacturing website because a flashy article grabbed my attention then I should automatically know everything about cars? A very baseless assumption once again. Not everyone that visits this website necessarily has pre existing knowledge of pesticides or interest in anything else that has to do with organic growing. There very well could be half of the audience in ignorance to this and there is no way for you or any of us to know who it is because nobody is going to come out and say, "hey i didn't know that thanks for the info!" But we do get egotistical people like you, who come out and say, "i already knew that! why are you trying to tell me what i already know!" as if you are insulted. You are not the only one on here and not everyone has your immense knowledge of organic farming. Just because its common knowledge to you doesn't make it so for everyone. I mean, I knew what pesticides were when first learned of them but they didn't tell me that it killed bees also, nor did they tell us how beneficial the bees are to us. How would I know unless I was told since I have no reason to ask? Is it so difficult to assume that a pesticide may be used to kill a certain bug but not others? I mean you assume that you know what is in the minds of everyone on here so why can't they assume something just as silly such as that the bees are just fine and need no help?

    "I try to only tell people what they should or shouldn't be doing when I think they might be doing it wrong."

    Who are you to say whats wrong or right? I think your opinion is just an opinion and my opinion is that all information is beneficial to all people in all times and places even if you already have it because some people need to be reminded. If you already know something and the subject doesn't interest you then go to a different thread and contribute to that conversation and leave us alone. Don't waste everyone's time dictating what we talk about especially when it is a positive message. All she is doing is reminding us that our consumer choices are driving the extinction of these beneficial bugs. Anyone reading this may not know how important bees are or even that bees are going extinct let alone what is causing it. There is nothing wrong with that. You think the right thing to do is to stop someone from spreading a positive message as if they are the one wasting your time. Why don't you use your energy for something more constructive? Because you are the one being destructive here. Did you even read my first post on this thread? I wrote about some simple solutions that everyone can take using microbes to address this problem on an individual and communal level. I would not have had a reason to spread that info to more people without being more random than her if it were not for her comment. But I guess the solutions i offered are not important and everyone already knows about them too…

    "Telling a bunch of people who are into Organic gardening that they shouldn't use pesticides just seems silly."

    Again, assuming that everyone who reads this article is an organic farmer of experience and that anyone that is not an organic farmer or consumer is not going to gain a new interest or benefit from the information about she provided. That in itself is enough to discredit your entire point. If I came onto this page and I didn't know about pesticides I think I would have benefited from this thread.

    "If people are that stupid then there really is no hope of saving our planet anyway, all the morons will just undo the efforts of the organic farmers and such"

    Again, the lack of knowledge doesn't make someone stupid. Not everybody knows what pesticides are. And not everyone can be as smart as you to figure it out on their own. Why don't you take a position of encouragement and support for those less intelligent, since you are so wise, instead of criticizing? And the only kinds of people who can undo organic farming are those who try to stop the spread of information such as this. To be honest I think you're just a hater. She nor anyone else said anything to you until you made an arrogant comment. We can talk about what ever we want to. Obviously there are a lot more irrelevant and untrue statements than hers if you actually read them all. why don't you save the world and go attack them while we waste our time discussing solutions to pesticide problems?

    "Put that sort of thing in a forum where people might not already know about it, you might change someone's mind and help them to go organic."

    I guarantee you that some people learned from Violet's statement. Not everyone on here is already interested in this before reading it. A lot of people see the link on their friends fb page and they get curious because of the headline. So lets assume Im a facebook user and I've never learned about agriculture, organics farming, pesticides or anything like that, but my buddy is. He post this link and I go visit the page because it sounds interesting. Are you telling me that even though i have never heard of it before that I am a moron because I don't know about it? Or are you saying that I should automatically assume that these bees are going extinct and due to pesticides and then think of the solution without anyone telling me??? Or are you saying that if someone doesn't already know what pesticides are or anything about organic farming that they don't deserve to know or that they can't benefit from someone telling them?

    "I read the comments on this article because I wanted to learn more about people's opinions and knowledge about this subject. Not to be told something that any idiot should know already and has NOTHING to do with the subject."

    Wow! lol… First of all, as many people on here have, and will continue to agree on, is that it has everything to do with pesticides. And I like how you are interested in others opinions but then tell them not to give it. Here's my opinion since you care. Anyone who reads this and comes away with the knowledge that bees are very beneficial to us and the environment should also come away with the information that these bees are being wiped out. Wouldn't you want to know that after reading about such amazing creatures? And if so wouldn't you want to know why so you can do something about it?

  14. Mike Schroder: In my original response to Violets comment I said that she should find a way to weave it in to the subject, so it makes sense. "STOP using PESTICIDES! people STOP BUYING these pesticides! for how much PROOF are you waiting haa? are you waiting until all the BEES DIE? action in needed NOW….no more further delays…" She does not go into any detail about pesticides killing bees and why it's soooo important to stop using the pesticides, like you did. People usually skip over things when they don't understand them and don't make sense. The lack of intelligence and education of the majority of people astounds me and I get rather disgusted by it. You seem smart and educated and you explained the issue so for that I thank you. What you said may have educated some people, "STOP using PESTICIDES! people STOP BUYING these pesticides! for how much PROOF are you waiting haa? are you waiting until all the BEES DIE? action in needed NOW….no more further delays…" will not educate anyone. As to wasting people's time, her origonal comment was a waste of time, if only someone like you had written that comment in the first place. That is all I will say on the subject as this thread has already wasted enough of my time.

  15. Mike Schroder: I almost forgot, last thing I promise… "Jennifer Elizabeth , you're attitude towards people sucks." My attitude towards stupid and or uneducated people "sucks", for them, not for me. I refuse to tolerate it, unless they're mentally challenged or something. Oh and btw, it's *your* not *you're* but I'm sure it was just a typo. Now that is all I will say on the subject.

  16. yes i am waiting for all the bees to die

  17. honey good, bacteria bad.

  18. right!!!! tea tree oil is awesome also just in case u cant get ahold of this special honey. natural antibiotic and anti fungal.

  19. I thought all types of honey were antibacterial.

  20. Maybe this one is more aggressive/consistent?

  21. Oh wow, it's Tea Tree Honey!! That totally makes sense!

  22. Jennifer Elizabeth the Pesticides made by the Evil company Monsanto are killing the Bees…Well said Violet Tulip…..

  23. Alert !!!
    You all shut up immediately ! Or you will be arrested as honey terrorists and send to GITMO !
    Thank you for your cooperation .
    ~ Big pharma ~

  24. SEE EVERYONE…TEA TREE

  25. TEA TREE OIL IS THE STRONGEST NATURAL ANTISCEPTIC KNOWN TO MAN.

  26. I know that I sure love my Melaleuca and the Tea Tree Oil.

  27. CarrieAnne Johnson ..yes, i understand the burning process however many people are unable to build these earth ships or, some have only enough funds for month to month groceries and must use wood..it is what it is..it will improve in time..

  28. Tea Tree oil is known to be awesome and have healing properties, so this makes so much sense.

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