Amway manuka honey
Posted 21 March 2007 - 06:16 AM
Now I've run out of my pure and raw organic honey, and it's hard to find a replacement because most of the honey I see on the market is thick, which my mom says is most probably because its boiled with sugar and thus not pure.
My mom ordered Manuka Honey from Amway, which I know to be a reputable company. I called them up and they have said that their honey is pure and raw with no additives. I want to ask you people about your opinion: Is Amway's Manuka Honey all right?
I think it's this that my mom ordered, since they said it has antibacterial properties (though I thought all honey has?):
Also, what if I apply those non-pure, sugar-boiled honey on my face? Will it just work less effectively or will it just make my skin worse?
Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:44 AM
Posted 22 March 2007 - 08:13 AM
It's the first one on the list.
Highly sought after for its healing qualities, Manuka honey contains naturally occurring properties not found in other types of honey. This powerful and more stable antibacterial property, known as Unique Manuka Factor, was first discovered by Dr Peter Molan (MBE) of Waikato Universityââ‚¬â„¢s Honey Research Unit and is only present in some strains of Manuka honey.
In his studies, Dr Peter Molan discovered that:
* UMF Manuka honey is more potent than other types of honey to treat infection.
* UMF Manuka honey is stable and there is no concern of the Manuka honey losing its activity in storage.
* UMF is active even in undiluted honey. This diffuses more antibacterial action into the depth of infected tissue, which makes it suitable for wound dressing.
You can identify Manuka honey with this special antibacterial property by its UMF® label. This label guarantees that the Manuka honey contains the antibacterial property to at least the level indicated on the label.
I just got it. It's stated 100% pure manuka honey and it's really thick, and the colur isn't of the normal clear gold-brown colour of ordinary honey, it's murky yellow-brown. It has UMF (unique manuka factor, some active antibacterial preperty I think) of 18+ which is very high.
It's very thick so I find it hard trying to spread it out on my face. Can I dilute it with some water?
And how long should I leave it on my face before washing it off? I usually leave it on for about 20-40 minutes... is this fine?
Posted 22 March 2007 - 10:12 AM
Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:23 AM
Wow thanks a lot. I was wondering, what's the difference between ordinary honey and manuka honey? Aside from the fact that manuka honey comes from manuka plant nectar and has stronger anti-bacterial properties.
Posted 04 April 2007 - 05:35 AM
I still have lots of red marks/PIH and it's really frustrating but at breakouts are less frequent now. There is still one or two spots appearing now and then but they are never inflammatory. It's usually small and dries up fast.
But I have to say, I think my regular pure, raw honey (which I cant find anywhere now) works slightly better, because it's less thick and much easier to apply on the face, and it smoothens my face better than the manuka variant. However for preventing new acne spots, I find manuka better.
Posted 04 April 2007 - 06:36 AM
But i'm glad its working for you, keep it updated.
Posted 04 April 2007 - 06:43 AM
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