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MRSA = Methicillin Resistant Staph Auereus

MRSA, also referred to as ‘Hospital Superbug’, is not only passed on in hospitals, nursing homes, health care facilities, dialysis and wound care centers under the watchful eye of medical staff, but also in other surprising circumstances. To learn more about MRSA and how to prevent contracting it, keep reading…  

 

Active Manuka Honey seems to be effective against MRSA = Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus, also called Golden Staph or Hospital Superbug.

Active Manuka Honey has been researched over 20 years by Dr. Peter Molan at the Waikato University in New Zealand and found to naturally destroy staph aureus, streptococcus as well as h. pylori.

From out Customer Testimonies, we know that Active Manuka Honey has also proven to be effective against wounds contaminated with MRSA and VRE staph infections.  

 

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Commonly asked questions about MRSA

What is MRSA?
Why are bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics?
Who is more susceptible to contracting MRSA?
How is MRSA and CA-MRSA contracted?
Why is MRSA so widespread in hospitals and other health care facilities, and how it it transmitted from person to person?
How can I help prevent contracting and spreading MRSA and CA-MRSA?
How can my doctor test me, to find out if I have MRSA?
Traditional methods for treating MRSA?
Natural methods for treating MRSA?
How to apply Active Manuka Honey to any type of wound?
For what External Applications is Active Manuka Honey used for?
Advantages of using Active Manuka Honey?
Has Active Manuka Honey been researched?
What does 'UMF' and the UMF Rating mean?
Are there any side effects to Active Manuka Honey?
Which Manuka Honey strength should I use for internal or external applications?
Do you have MRSA Testimonies with Photos?
How do I store Active Manuka Honey?

What is MRSA?

MRSA, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a strain of bacteria that has developed an antibiotic resistance to penicillin’s including methicillin, oxacillin, amoxicillin and possibly other types of antibiotics. MRSA can cause serious infections such as surgical wound infections, pneumonia and blood stream infections. Once MRSA is in the bloodstream, it can attack vital organs and become fatal in 20-25% of the patients. MRSA was first discovered in the UK in 1961 and was then typically found in hospital settings, therefore MRSA has been nick named ‘Hospital Superbug’ or HA-MRSA = Hospital Associated MRSA.

However, MRSA is no longer exclusively found in hospital environments. MRSA can now also be contracted in community settings and is called CA-MRSA, meaning Community Associated MRSA. You must keep reading to learn how you can protect yourself and your family from being exposed to CA-MRSA in other types of environments. You may not only contract MRSA, but un-knowingly, also ‘help spread’ MRSA – this situation is quite preventable!

Why are bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics?

Bacteria have the capability to change, mutate and adapt, which allows them to become resistant to antibiotics that are supposed to destroy them! Sometimes bacteria become so resistant, that no available antibiotic can successfully destroy them. When antibiotics no longer work, doctors have to resort to second or third choice medications, which may result in being less effective, cost more and may have more disturbing side effects.

Who is more susceptible to contracting MRSA?

    • People suffering from immune deficiency illnesses, people going through special medical treatments, people active in contact sports and other physical activities.
    • People with AIDS = Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
    • Patients undergoing Dialysis Treatment
    • Scar Care after Surgery
    • Patients being treated for open wounds, decubitus ulcers (bed sores), boils, abscesses, sores, burns, diabetic leg and foot ulcers, skin infections, pimples
    • People with catheters contracting urinary tract infections
    • Patients undergoing Chemo Therapy to combat cancer
    • Elderly people with chronic illnesses and compromised immune systems

How is MRSA and CA-MRSA contracted?

Approximately 20-25% of the population is colonized with staph bacteria (staphylococcus aureus). In otherwise healthy people, staph bacteria is commonly found on the skin in form of pimples, minor cuts, scrapes, boils and in the nose. In those areas staph bacteria are present, but only cause an infection in approximately 1% of the people.

MRSA is no longer found just in hospital settings, nursing homes, health care facilities and wound care centers. MRSA outbreaks can now affect anyone, at any age. MRSA outbreaks have been reported from the following community settings and groups of people:

    • Children Day Care Centers
    • High School Athletes
    • College Wrestlers
    • Football Teams and other contact sports
    • Military recruits
    • Public Fitness, Gym and Aerobics Centers
    • Public and private Hot Spas, Whirl Pools, Saunas and Steam Baths
    • Shopping Cart handles in food stores
    • Restaurants, Hotels
    • Residences in rural Indian Villages, Pacific Islanders, Alaskan Natives
    • Rampant and fatal MRSA outbreaks have been reported
        in prison settings throughout the United States
    • Men who have sex with men (when people have close skin-to-skin contact and when there are openings in the skin tissue such a minor cuts and abrasions, MRSA can easily spread and cause infections)
    • Any public setting such as public transportation (trains, buses, trams, restrooms, railings, contaminated items and surfaces, crowded living conditions and poor hygiene)

Why is MRSA so widespread in hospitals and other health care facilities, and how is it transmitted from person to person?

One of the most common sources of MRSA transmission happens, when a person colonized with staph infection is admitted to the hospital for surgery and other procedures, un-knowingly bringing the bacteria into the hospital. At this time the patient is colonized, but does not necessarily show any symptoms. Once the patient is in the hospital, staph bacteria is easily transmitted through human hands by medical professionals performing tasks such as for example measuring the patients blood pressure and other routine functions.

There are so many sources in the hospital where hands can get contaminated with MRSA, and MRSA is then easily spread from patient to patient, unless, medical professionals apply appropriate hygiene and wash their hands after every patient visit with soap and water.

Following is a link from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention with more information on MRSA prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/   

How you can help prevent contracting and spreading MRSA and CA-MRSA 

    • Wash your hands frequently especially when working in any type of healthcare facility or in food preparation such as restaurants and hotels.
       
    • The Center for Disease Control reports that, if medical personnel were to wash their hands as recommended, approximately 30’000 lives could be saved annually in the U.S. alone…
       
    • Medical professionals need to use cloves when changing wound dressings and wash their hands before moving on to the next patient. Wearing protective gloves and washing hands, will greatly help to reduce the un-necessary spread of MRSA from patient to patient. According to the CDC, this simple action alone could help save approximately 30’000 lives annually in the U.S. alone.
       
    • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers have proven to be effective to help combat MRSA
       
    • If you know of someone who is infected with MRSA, do not share bathroom utensils such as razor blades, toothpaste, towel and other toiletry items
       
    • When you have a wound, cut or scratch, cover it up with a band-aid to help avoid contracting MRSA

After several MRSA skin infections have been reported, the Connecticut Department of Health conducted a health check among the players of a college football team and swapped samples from the player’s nose, armpit, groin and skin scrapes. They found that players who had turf burns were 7x more likely to contract MRSA. Players who shaved part of their body, were 6 x more likely to contract MRSA. Players who shaved their groin and genitals for aesthetic reasons, were in even greater risk as well as players involved in frequent body contact.

How can my doctor test me, to find out if I have MRSA?

A culture can be obtained from a wound site or skin infection and sent to the microbiology laboratory. If staph bacteria is found in the sample, it needs to be further tested to find out which antibiotic will be effective to help treat the infection. 

Traditional methods for treating MRSA?

Vancomycin and Teicoplanin are glycopeptide antibiotics used to help treat MRSA infections and are administered intravenously. The downside? Several new strains of MRSA have been discovered that are showing antibiotic resistance even to Vancomycin and Teicoplanin. Less severe infections can be treated with oral medications.

In 2006, Merck Pharmaceutical researchers announced that they discovered a new type of antibiotic called Plantensimycin. This new type of antibiotic seemed to be effective against MRSA. The Tbilisi Institute in Georgia found Phage Therapy to be 95% effective against MRSA. Phage therapy is used in cases where conventional antibiotics no longer respond to a MRSA infection.

Bacteriophages, or simply phages, are viruses that penetrate bacterial cells and cause them to burst and die. The virus spreads quickly, so usually a single small dose is sufficient.

Last, but not least, honey dressings, in particular Active Manuka Honey wound dressings are being successfully used for prevention and treatment of MRSA, which leads us to discuss the natural method for treating MRSA.

Natural Method for treating MRSA?

Active Manuka Honey is a naturally organic honey, collected from the wild, un-cultivated tea tree bush in New Zealand and has stood the test of time. This medicinal honey has been researched by Dr. Peter Molan for over 2 decades and was found to naturally destroy staph, strep and h. pylori. According to our own Customer Photo Testimonies received during the past 13 years since 1994, this honey also seems to successfully destroy the Hospital Superbug MRSA and VRE (Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci).

Manuka Oil also seems to be quite effective against MRSA staph infections on the surface of the skin. After washing the skin with Propolis Soap (containing Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil), apply Manuka Oil to the clean skin when experiencing an itch, rash, scratch or skin irritation to help sooth and combat MRSA naturally.

How to apply Active Manuka Honey to any type of wound?

Active Manuka Honey is applied to burns, wounds, ulcers, sores, surgical scars, decubitus sores (bed sores), diabetic leg and foot ulcers, amputation stump wounds and other MRSA and VRE staph infected wounds. Gently wash the wound with a saline solution. Apply Active Manuka Honey to a sterile gauze, similar like spreading honey onto a toast, not too much and not too little. Then apply the gauze with the honey attached to the wound. Apply 2-3 additional layers of gauze on top of the first gauze layer, in order to help soak up excess body fluid and honey. Secure gauze around the edges with skin friendly paper tape to keep the gauze in place.

Change the Active Manuka Honey Wound Dressing once every 24 hours in the evening. Again gently wash the wound with a saline solution and apply the next honey dressing, until the wound is completely healed.

If a wound has a mal odor, it is infected. Once you start applying Active Manuka Honey to a wound, you can expect the mal odor to subside within 5-10 days, depending on the size and depth of the wound, that is about how long it takes to help clear up the infection. Next you will notice that the wound will appear less and less deep. Then you should start to see healthy pink skin form around the edges of the wound and last you’ll notice the edges of the wound shrinking in size, until the wound is completely healed.

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For what External Applications is Active Manuka Honey used for?
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  • First Degree Burn
  • Second Degree Burn
  • Third Degree Burn
  • Chemical Burns
  • Wounds / Open Wounds
  • Infectious Wounds
  • MRSA Infected Wounds
  • Wounds that just wont heal
  • Old War Wounds
  • Amputation Stump Wound
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Post-operative Wounds
  • First Aid Wound Treatment
  • Ulcers
  • Decubitus Ulcers
  • Skin Ulcer

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Diabetic Leg Ulcers
  • Diabetic Wound
  • Sores
  • Bed Sores
  • Leg Sores
  • Scars
  • Post-operative Scars
  • Insect Stings
  • Insect Bites
  • Poison Oak
  • Poison Ivy
  • Minor Cuts
  • Abrasions
  • Scratches
  • Acne

 

Advantages of using Active Manuka Honey?

  • No known side effects
  • Painless wound dressing change
  • Honey helps to lift off dead cells
  • Honey 'feeds' wound with sugars, which in turn produce new cells to close wound
  • Anti-inflammatory effect
  • Guaranteed antibacterial level 4 times greater than standard
    antiseptic (minimum 18% carbolic equivalent
  • Speeds up healing process
  • No mal odor
  • No skin grafting or surgery needed in most cases
  • Seems to be effective against MRSA
  • No ugly scars
  • Cost effective


Ingredients: Active Manuka Honey
Store at room temperature
, no refrigeration needed.

Caution: If you experience a persistent burning or stinging sensation after the honey has been applied for more that 5-10 minutes, REMOVE the honey immediately, wash wound with warm water and apply Regular Manuka Honey to the wound. Regular Manuka Honey should not burn and sting, but still seems to be quite effective in healing wounds.
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How Active Manuka Honey is applied for External Wounds...

 

Burns

For a first, second, third degree burn, or a chemical burn, take a sterile gauze and apply Active Manuka Honey to a sterile gauze. Then apply the gauze with the honey to the burn. Change honey dressing every 24 hours.

Wounds

For open wounds, infectious wounds, mrsa infected wounds, wounds that just won't heal, old war wounds, amputation stump wounds, chronic wounds, post-operative wounds and scars, apply Active Manuka Honey to a sterile gauze. Then apply the gauze with the honey to the wound. Change honey dressing every 24 hours.

Ulcers

For ulcers, decubitus ulcers, skin ulcer, diabetic foot ulcer, diabetic leg ulcer, apply Active Manuka Honey to a sterile gauze. Then apply the gauze with the honey to the ulcer. Change honey dressing every 24 hours.

Sores

For sores, bed sores, leg sores, apply Active Manuka Honey to a sterile gauze. Then apply the gauze with the honey to the sore. Change honey dressing every 24 hours.

Scars

For scars, post-operative scars, apply Active Manuka Honey to a sterile gauze. Then apply the gauze with the honey to the scar. Change honey dressing every 24 hours.

Insect Stings / Bites

For insect stings and insect bites, apply a little Active Manuka Honey to the sting or bite. The honey will help draw out the poison and also seems to act as a natural pain reliever.

Poison Oak / Ivy

If you have contacted poison oak or poison ivy, apply a little Active Manuka Honey to the affected area. The honey will help draw out the poison and also seems to act as a natural pain reliever.

Cuts/Abrasions/Scratches

Active Manuka Honey can also be applied to minor cuts, abrasions and scratches.

Facials for Severe Acne

Wash your face with warm water. Tie back your hair and apply a thin layer of the Active Manuka Honey all over the face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then wash off with warm water.

Has Active Manuka Honey been Researched?

Methicillin-Resistant Staph Auereus (MRSA) strains have been tested against Active Manuka Honey, with complete inhibition shown at 10% honey concentration (Dr. Peter Molan 1996).

Active Manuka Honey has been researched by Dr. Peter Molan, Senior Lecturer of the Waikato University, New Zealand for over 20 years. Dr. Molan has found that Active Manuka Honey seems to naturally destroy staphaureus, streptococcus (even antibiotic resistant MRSA, Golden Staph), as well as h. pylori (helicobacter pylori), the bacteria typically associated to stomach ulcers. For more information about Dr. Molan's Reserach work, please visit the website of the Waikato University.

The non-peroxide (UMF activity) in Active Manuka Honey has been described by Molan and Russell (1998) and Allen (1991). The non-peroxide antibacterial activity in honey is important for wound care uses, since the factor is not reduced by catalyses activity in tissues or blood (Cooper 1999).

Active Manuka Honey has been shown in laboratory studies to have antibacterial activity against the 7 most common species of bacteria found in wounds. 58 strains of Staphylococcus Aureus isolated from infected wounds showed complete inhibition at concentrations of 2-3% Active Manuka Honey. The effect was caused by factors in addition to the sugar in the honey (Cooper 1999). Methicillin-Resistant Staph Auereus (MRSA) strains have also been tested against Active Manuka Honey, with complete inhibition shown at 10% honey concentration (Molan 1996).

Active Manuka Honey also inhibits the growth of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) at about half the concentration of clover honey with hydrogen peroxide activity (Allen 2000). Honey, including Active Manuka Honey, has shown the prevent the growth of Pseudomonas spp. found on the surface of a wound, even if the honey was diluted 10 fold by exudation from the tissue (Cooper and Molan 1996).

In addition to the antimicrobial activity present in honey, honey enhances wound healing by a variety of other means. (Molan 1998/1999, Subrahmanyam 1991). These include

a) providing a moist, but sterile environment for tissue re-growth which
    enhances tissue formation and reduces tissue deformity

b) eliminating tissue damage caused by the use of standard antibiotics

c) the osmotic effect pulling up serum from the body into the wound

d) the osmotic effect absorbing pus from the wound

e) providing glucose used by white blood cells to create the 'respiratory
    burst' needed to destroy bacteria

f) providing a natural barrier between the wound and the dressing, which
   protects new cell growth tissue from being torn away when the dressing is
   changed, providing a painless wound dressing change

g) providing acidification of the wound, which has been shown to stimulate healing, by creating an anti-inflammatory effect through the reduction in the number of inflammatory cells in wound tissue (honey has antioxidant properties) providing wound bacteria with nutrients instead of amino acids, thus encouraging the bacteria to produce lactic acid instead of ammonia (the chemical associated with
odor in skin ulcers).

Dr. Peter Molan (1998) has carried out comprehensive review of case studies, animal studies and randomized clinical trials, where honey was used to treat wounds, burns and skin ulcers. Dunford (2000) has presented case studies describing the use of Active Manuka Honey in the treatment of wound and chronically infected lesions, including a case where massive skin lesions and necrosis resulting from meningococcal septicemia not responding to conventional treatment, healed completely within 10 weeks of the start of Active Manuka Honey treatment (Dunford 2000).

What does 'UMF' and the UMF Rating mean?

UMF stands for Unique Manuka Factor. The UMF number is a standard way of describing the anti-bacterial strength of Active Manuka Honey. The honey is put in a plate with a bacterial culture, and the area is measured where the bacterial growth is stopped. This area is compared to a similar area produced by a solution of phenol and water. The UMF number refers to the percentage of phenol in the water. So Active Manuka Honey is honey that has the same anti-bacterial strength as 10% phenol. Active Manuka Honey has very powerful antibacterial activity. It can destroy staphaureus bacteria even when it is diluted to only 1.8% honey concentration in water. It has also been shown to effectively destroy Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus,  MRSA (also called the Golden Staph or "Super Bug") at 10% honey concentration).

Are there any side-effects to Active Manuka Honey"

There are no known side effects to Active Manuka Honey when used internally, unless you are allergic to honey itself. Occasionally, when Active Manuka Honey is used on an external wound, it can burn and sting for a while, because of it's high activity level. If the burning and stinging persists after 5-10 minutes, the Active Manuka Honey must be removed from the wound and can be replaced with Regular Manuka Honey. The Regular Manuka Honey should not burn and sting at all when applied to a wound and can still be quite effective in helping the wound heal all natural.

Which Manuka Honey strength should I use for internal or external applications?

Active Manuka Honey with a UMF range between 16-18:

Internal uses of Active Manuka Honey include: acid reflux, esophaghitis, heartburn, gastritis, up-set stomach (after food poisoning), stomach ulcer, h. pylori (helicobacter pylori = stomach ulcer causing bacteria), duodenal ulcer, ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) and mild forms of diverticulitis and colitis, short, Active Manuka Honey is used to help sooth and heal gastro-intestinal issues naturally.

External uses of Active Manuka Honey include:
First degree burn, second degree burn, third degree burn, chemical burns (after thoroughly washing off chemicals with cool water), wounds, infectious wounds, MRSA and/or VRE staph infected wounds, wounds that just wont heal with traditional medicine such as antibiotic ointments, cortisone creams etc. old war wounds, amputation stump wounds, chronic wounds, post-operative scars (after caesarean, shoulder or hip operations, cosmetic surgery, tummy tuck, face lift, any surgery that leaves a scar...) first aid wound treatment, ulcers, decubitus ulcers, skin ulcer, diabetic foot ulcers, diabetic leg ulcers, diabetic wound, sores, bed sores, leg sores, scars, insect stings, insect bites, poison oak, poison ivy, minor cuts, abrasions, scratches, itches, severe adult or teenage acne...

Active Manuka Honey with a UMF 10+

Most people use Active Manuka Honey with a UMF range between 16-18 for internal and external applications. However for some people this honey may be too strong and could burn and sting when applied to an external wound. If one feels a burning or stinging sensation lasting longer than 10-15 minutes after application to a wound, or it is simply too painful, one needs to wash off the honey and do one of the following things:

1. Switch to using Active Manuka Honey 10+ for external wound care, or

2. Mix Active Manuka Honey with a UMF range between 16-18 with equal parts, 50/50, with Regular Manuka Honey, then re-apply this mix to the wound. This way you are still using Active Manuka Honey with a lesser strength. This mix should no longer burn or sting. However, for a few people who are extremely sensitive this 50/50 mix may still be too strong. In this case you could try using just Regular Manuka Honey for wound care, as Regular Manuka Honey still has natural anti-bacterial strength, a strength that is less than UMF 10.

Regular Manuka Honey:
Regular Manuka Honey is used for medicinal purposes when experiencing a sore throat, cold, canker sore, fever blister or for manuka honey facials when suffering from acne,  pimples or other skin care issues. Spas mix Regular Manuka Honey into their secret blend of facial masks and body toners. The customer may never know, why the facial mask feels so good and cleansing, clearing the skin from impurities, thanks to the honey's natural "drawing effect". After the facial, the skin feels nice, clean, plump and nourished. You can also use 100% Regular Manuka Honey for facials you can do at home.

Instructions for Manuka Honey Facials:

Tie hair up and away from face. Wash face with Royal Jelly Soap and pat skin dry. Take 1-2 teaspoons of Regular Manuka Honey and spread all over face, the same way you apply sunscreen. Leave Manuka Honey mask on for 30-60 minutes, then wash off with warm water. For dry skin type, apply 7 Cream to face after facial. For regular skin, apply Royal Jelly Hand & Body Lotion which is also used for the face. If you have a more severe, infected adult acne type problem, you can use Active Manuka Honey for the facial.

Regular Manuka Honey is also eatable and tastes delicious in tea, on toast, mixed with butter or peanut butter and is also used as the 'secret' ingredient in cooking, baking and BBQ sauces. Manuka Honey adds a special, unique and non-descript flavor, that no one can really pin point (not even chef cooks!).

Important Note:
After listening to our customer's feedback since 1994, we know that an Active Manuka Honey with a UMF range between 16-18 is the most effective, beneficial and therapeutic for both internal and external applications.

This is the reason, why we do not promote Active Manuka Honey with a rating of 20+,25+,30+ etc. because it is way too strong! Not only will you pay a lot more money for such extremely high rated honey, but most people will experience adverse reactions. No, pain, no gain, is NOT true when it comes to healing internal and external ailments naturally with Active Manuka Honey.

When searching information online, one clearly gets the impression that "the higher the UMF rating the better". For more information about the UMF Rating and the most beneficial UMF range, click on the following link:
http://www.manukahoneyusa.com/UMF-Rating.htm

Customer Testimonies:

Our Customer Testimonies can be searched by illness, by product, all testimonies, from medical professionals and the most popular link are the photo testimonials. All testimonies and links are found at:
http://www.manukahoneyusa.com/customer-testimonies-by-illness.htm

In Summary:
Use Active Manuka Honey with a UMF range between 16-18 first, if too strong, try Active Manuka Honey 10+ or mix Active Manuka Honey with a UMF range between 16-18, equal parts 50/50 with Regular Manuka Honey.

MRSA Testimonials with Photos:

The following link contains graphic Photo Testimonials of wounds, burns, ulcers, sores and surgical scars. Some of the wounds featured were infected with MRSA and VRE. All the wounds healed naturally with Active Manuka Honey, after traditional antibiotic treatments have failed.

http://www.manukahoneyusa.com/customer-testimonies-with-photos.htm

The following customer testimony portrays a patient who suffered massive MRSA and VRE staph infection, while recovering from large surgical scars after open heart surgery in a Texas hospital.

http://www.manukahoneyusa.com/multiple-open-sore-testimony.htm

'Honey outperforms antibiotics' (by Alternative Medicine Digest)

Researchers attending the First World Wound Healing Congress in Melbourne,  Australia, learned that honey has outperformed conventional antibiotics in treating  burns and infected caesarean sections. Honey can eradicate Salmonella, E. Coli and Helicobacter Pylori and even kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria including the hospital superbug MRSA. Not all types of honey work though. The most effective ones are manuka honey from New Zealand and jelly bush honey from Australia. It is believed that these varieties release hydrogen peroxide, which is deadly to microbes. Dr. Peter Molan of the University of Waikato in New Zealand has found that swallowing a teaspoon of manuka honey on an empty stomach will eradicate the bacteria H. pylori, which causes most stomach ulcers.  - New Scientist

Honey, 'Weapon against super bugs'
BBC news article. Manuka Honey used for MRSA.

Scientists claim to have discovered that honey can be used as a natural remedy to hospital infection "superbugs" MRSA, which are resistant to strong antibiotics.

Customer Testimony: Learn how Active Manuka Honey cleared up MRSA infection in 10 days!

Several months ago, I came down with a bad case of MRSA. I went to my doctor and was prescribed an antibiotic. My physician informed me, that it would be approximately 20 days before it would be cleared up. He was right, it took nearly 8 days before I even noticed starting to get better, then an additional 12 days before it had completely subsided.
Recently I came down with another case of staph infection. This time, I had ordered Active Manuka Honey. I applied the Active Manuka Honey to the bandages covering the infection and within 4-5 days it was already getting better. In about 10 days it had already completely subsided. I recommend Active Manuka Honey when dealing with any kind of serious infection.
D.S. Temple TX

Customer Testimony: How Active Manuka Honey healed 1 inch deep bed sore and multiple surgical incision wounds all naturally. The patient's wounds were additionally infected with MRSA and VRE staff infection, while under the watchful eye of hospital staff.

Hi Everyone,

This is a very serious subject that we need to discuss with our doctors. They will not listen to you and will probably look at you like you've lost your mind but stick with it.

The use of Honey in wound care goes back to the days of Moses and the bible. Using honey in wound care, was the main source of a wound care dressing before 1950, when antibiotics came into use. Antibiotics were pushed on doctors by the pharmaceutical companies. At that time, an antibiotic was a very good product, but like all things that man comes up with to replace what God has given us, it has just about used up its usefulness.

Staph infections have become antibiotic resistant. The medical term is MRSA. When treated with antibiotics, mrsa will finally go dormant. But it will come back some day, and usually at the worst possible time. When treated with Honey, MRSA will die, the Honey kills the disease (not dormant) - "dead".

My wife went into the hospital in Houston, Texas on Jan 24, 2006 and was operated for an aneurism of the aorta . The surgery went ok, but the after care was very bad.

While in the hospital, she also contracted a disease called VRE (Vanocomycin-resistant Enterococci) and MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus). The Honey destroys both VRE and MRSA.

She progressively got worse, until the point that I was not sure that she would ever leave the hospital. Then I read an article in the 'American Bee Journal' about "The use of Honey in Wound Care". So I started researching the internet for information on this subject. I was very surprised to find a lot of information concerning 'wound care and honey'.

I began to try to tell the doctors that were treating my wife what I had found out. I made several copies of clinical research of wounds infected with MRSA. They were what they call 'Blind Studies', so they could tell which worked best Honey or Antibiotics. In almost every case, the Honey outdid the antibiotics. A lot of the cases using Honey, healed in six weeks.

Needless to say, I was talking to deaf ears. The doctors have their minds closed to anything except what the pharmaceutical companies say.

I finally had to take my wife out of the hospital in Houston and came home to the local hospital. The Wound Care Doctor came in and unwrapped all of her wounds, One on her stomach about 7" long, one on her shoulder about 4" long, a bed sore or ulcer on her butt about 5" in diameter. All of the wounds were infected.

The Wound Care Doctor asked me what I thought. I replied "you don't want to know what I think". I had already put him in the same category as the doctors in Houston. He came back at me with " NO, I really want to know what do you think". I looked at him for a minute and said "HONEY, put honey on those wounds and they will heal up. His reply to me was " you really think so? (I nodded yes). Let's do it. Do you have any honey?" I said "yes, I do. I'll have it up here in the morning".

The next day we started to use Active Manuka Honey on her wounds, and now the shoulder wound is completely healed up, and the one on her stomach is less than an inch long and almost healed up. The wound on her butt is less than 2" diameter, about a half an inch deep, and will probably be healed up in a month. The VRE was gone in six weeks, the MRSA is dead. No more staph disease.

The doctor at the rehab unit came to my wife's room the other day and looking at me said "You sure made a believer out of me". The internal medicine doctor was amazed at the fact that the Active Manuka Honey had destroyed the VRE in her intestinal tract. She took 1 teaspoon of Active Manuka Honey before each meal. In 6 weeks, the VRE had cleared up.

My one goal in life now, is to let as many doctors know, that we need to go back to the use of honey in hospitals and wound care clinics.

Staph disease is so predominant in hospitals today, that people assume they may get infected in the hospital. That does not have to be the case. Its kind of up to us, the Beekeepers, to spread the word to our doctors and nurses in our community. WE DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH DISEASE IN OUR HOSPITALS.

Your Brother and Sister in Christ,
Thomas & Margarett Hearrell, Longview Texas

Following are photos illustrating natural wound healing with Active Manuka Honey. We at Manuka Honey USA want to personally thank this courageous couple for stepping forward and sharing their story with all of us, so we may be encouraged to return to the natural ways of wound healing, in a time where antibiotics and modern medicine don't always solve the problem...
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Pressure Sore on Buttock - May 17, 2006
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Pressure Sore on Buttock - August 6, 2006,
20 days later, after treatment with honey
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Pressure Sore on Buttock- almost healed with Active Manuka Honey.
Photo taken on September 21, 2006
 

Infected Stomach Incision Wound - May 17, 2006
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Healed Stomach incision Wound - August 6, 2006,
20 days later, after treatment with honey
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Healed Stomach incision Wound - September 21, 2006
 

Infected Shoulder Incision Wound - May 17, 2006
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Healed Shoulder Incision Wound - August 23, 2006

If you or a family member is currently being treated in a hospital, at a wound care center, burn victim center, VA hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation center or any other type of care facility, and is battling with wound infection of any kind, we encourage you to share this website link http://www.manukahoneyusa.com/multiple-open-sore-testimony.htm with the nurse or doctor treating you or your family member, to discuss wound healing with Active Manuka Honey?

Customer Testimony: How Active Manuka Honey helped my mother with MRSA

Hello Paula,
We have been a Manuka Honey Customer since the old Oregon days, and we love all your products. But this letter is about how much your Active Manuka Honey has helped our family. First of all, my mother contracted a staff infection known as MRSA, and we tried the Active Manuka Honey with great success. The MRSA has not shown back up again. Also for me with my heartburn and throat problems, I found that the Active Manuka Honey settled all that along with settling the stomach. I would recommend all your products to the public, soap, toothpaste etc. We continue to use the honey all the time, and it has a great flavor for use on toast and in tea and cooking. Thank you for keeping these great products on the market. Thank you so much and God Bless you Paula. Sincerely P.B.W. Pompano Beach, FL

Customer using Active Manuka Honey on 5 year old MRSA infected wound!

I received my order yesterday in perfect condition. I have started using Active Manuka Honey for my MRSA infected wound that I have had for 5 years. After only a short time of applying Active Manuka Honey to my infected wound, the skin looks healthy and pink and is no longer irritated. Thank you. I’m looking forward to the wonderful benefits and other products from you!
M.C. Austin TX

Customer Testimony: How Active Manuka Honey quickly healed Decubitus Wounds / Bed Sores after Dakins Solution, Xenaderm Ointment, Papin Urea Ointment and Skintegrity Hydrogel have failed for months…

My wife had very bad decubitus wounds that developed from bed sores on her buttocks. The hospital prescribed the use of:

1. Dakins Solution
2. Xenaderm Ointment
3. Papin – Urea Ointment
4. Skintegrity Hydrogel

After several months,
very little if any healing seemed to be taking place. The wounds were wide, deep, runny and smelly.
A friend of mine, who is a distributor of Natural Products, encouraged me to use Manuka Honey. After only a few days of applying Active Manuka Honey to the decubitus wound, we noted healing was taking place. After about 2 weeks, the dimensions of the wounds were reduced, skin around the wound has changed and pain does not seem to exist. The visiting nurses are amazed at the amount progress. The Active Manuka Honey has been tried on other sores on other people, and all have been pleased with the results.  
Manuka Honey is Fantastic!
I.B. Birmingham, AL

Customer Testimony: How Active Manuka Honey helped heal MRSA infected scalp sores

Active Manuka Honey worked so good for my MRSA on my scalp and it did not burn me. The sores on my scalp healed so fast, I honestly had no time to document it via photos. I can not believe I finally got rid of those hideous sores on my scalp and my hair even grew back.
Thank you SO much for the best customer service and care for a product that TRULY works. The great thing is that there are no “promises” that it will work, just a pure product and good common sense for the consumer, and it is truly a miracle! Like I said, I only use it when I need to, but it works great for my family and I will be as customer for LIFE!
Sincerely M.C. Keller TX
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Customer Testimony: "How Active Manuka Honey closed an open Decubitus Wound in only 12 days!

"I applied your Active Manuka Honey to my mothers open decubitus wound. Within only 3 days, the infection cleared up nicely and the wound closed within 12 days. We are amazed. I showed her doctor how nicely the wound healed - he was quite surprised. I hope he orders some Active Manuka Honey from you for his patience... Thank You for your professional and fast service." M.A. St. Louis MO

Customer Testimony: "How Active Manuka Honey healed wound in 7 days after skin cancer removal on lip

On the 25th of September, 2004, I went to the doctor with a problem area on my lower lip. He treated it by surgically removing it and after the biopsy found it to be squamous cell carcinoma. I was told to keep it clean using peroxide then an antibiotic ointment. I did this for almost two weeks. The wound had a very hard black scab and when I ate or talked the wound would open up and bleed. I was a mess. Then my daughter heard about Manuka Honey on the radio and its healing ability, so I went to the Internet and found your Web site, ordered the Active Manuka Honey. I received the order on a Monday, started using the honey, Tuesday a friend asked me if I had had to have additional surgery on my lip because it looked so bad, then Thursday, just three days after applying the honey to my lip the same friend could not believe the difference, the black scab was gone and my lip was healing beautifully. My doctor even told me I would probably want to have plastic surgery. Needless to say, I won't. After only a week of using the  Active Manuka Honey my lip is 90% healed and you have to look or know I had surgery to even know I had skin cancer on my lip. I am a believer, and because I am so excited about the remarkable healing power in the honey, we ordered the oil and look forward to using it. I am telling everyone I know and made copies of your flyer to give to my friends. This is one product that does what it says and I am grateful that I found out about it before I had to have plastic surgery. I regret that I did not take before and after pictures, the healing time was just incredible. Thanks so much. J.C. Oklahoma City, OK

Customer Testimony: How Active Manuka Honey helped with blister on Type II Diabbetes patient

Dear Elaine, Hi! Enclosed are a couple of pictures of our Sarahs foot with a blister that was quite painful for her. Sarah is 17 years old and has type II diabetes. We applied Active Manuka Honey' and 24 hours later, the blister was not sore and cleared up a lot! Thank-you. S.C. Dublin, OH

Customer Testimony: Active Manuka Honey saved toe from Amputation!

"I just want to let you know that the ulcer located on one of my toes, completely healed with your Active Manuka Honey. I've had the ulcer for 5 years and doctors told me that they would need to cut off my toe that won't heal. My wife searched on the internet for natural remedies and found Active Manuka Honey for wound dressings." J.S. Illinois

Customer Testimony: Using Active Manuka Honey for Leg Ulcers

"Dorothy is my sister. She has leg ulcers on her ankles. She thinks she has a stomach ulcer too. She has been using the Active Manuka Honey on her legs and notices a change already...  Thank you for being so prompt in getting it shipped." R.M. Kansas

Customer Testimony: Using Active Manuka Honey for Large Boil  on left Leg

This last winter, I developed a large boil on the shin of my left leg. I kept it clean and covered and used antibiotic ointment, but with no results. One morning, I got up and the boil had developed a crater 1/2 inch across, with a black, necrotic area 1/2 inch out from the edges of the crater and redness another 1 1/2 inches, a total of about 4 inches across. It was not a diabetic ulcer, as I do not have diabetes, but  it was quite nasty.
Needless to say, that scared me. So I got on the internet and searched for something that might work. I came across the Manuka Honey USA site. I ordered the honey and it was delivered the next day. I immediately started the honey dressings, changing twice a day at first. The next day, things were about the same, but after that, I began to notice the wound gradually getting better day by day, until it was healed. It took a total of about two weeks. J.B. Boynton Beach, FL

Customer Testimony: How  Manuka Honey healed wound for Diabetic Customer

"I'm diabetic. While camping I tripped and scraped my shin bone, put Manuka Honey on it - it healed up in 2 days."  A.T. Texas

Doctor's turning sweet on healing with honey

Peter Molan, Ph.D., likes to tell the story of the 20-year-old wound. Infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, an abscess oozed in an English woman's armpit long after it had been drained. Nothing seemed to help, and the pain prevented her from working.

Then in August of 1999, she read about the remarkable wound-healing properties of honey. She convinced doctors to apply some to the dressing to her arm, and a month later the wound healed. Now she's back at work... (click on above link to learn more)

How do I store Active Manuka Honey?
Keep honey stored at room temperature in your kitchen cupboard or first aid closet.  No need to refrigerate. Keep away from direct sunlight exposure.