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Manuka Honey – And Bacteria

Posted April 25, 2017

Demonstrating the safety of manuka honey UMF(r) 20+in a human clinical trial with healthy individuals.

Conclusion: No change in microbial profiles (good or bad) no benefit observed.

Wallace, A., S. Eady, M. Miles, H. Martin, A. McLachlan, M. Rodier, J. Willis, R. Scott, and J. Sutherland. “Demonstrating the Safety of Manuka Honey Umf 20+in a Human Clinical Trial with Healthy Individuals.” [In eng]. Br J Nutr 103, no. 7 (Apr 2010): 1023-8.

The in vitro effect of manuka honeys on growth and adherence of oral bacteria.

Conclusion: Reduce oral pathogens within dental plaque.

Badet, C., and F. Quero. “The in Vitro Effect of Manuka Honeys on Growth and Adherence of Oral Bacteria.” [In eng]. Anaerobe 17, no. 1 (Feb 2011): 19-22.

Honey: Its medicinal property and antibacterial activity.

Conclusion: The medical grade honeys have potent in vitro bactericidal activity against antibiotic-resistant bacteria causing several life-threatening infections to humans.

Mandal, M. D., and S. Mandal. “Honey: Its Medicinal Property and Antibacterial Activity.” [In eng]. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed 1, no. 2 (Apr 2011): 154-60.

The effects of manuka honey on plaque and gingivitis: a pilot study.

Conclusion: These results suggest that there may be a potential therapeutic role for manuka honey confectionery in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

English, H. K., A. R. Pack, and P. C. Molan. “The Effects of Manuka Honey on Plaque and Gingivitis: A Pilot Study.” [In eng]. J Int Acad Periodontol 6, no. 2 (Apr 2004): 63-7.

The in vitro susceptibility of Campylobacter spp. to the antibacterial effect of manuka honey.

Conclusion: The low MIC values suggest that honey might still inhibit the growth of campylobacteria after dilution by fluid in the gut, but the actual concentration of honey that can be achieved in the intestine is unknown.

Lin, S. M., P. C. Molan, and R. T. Cursons. “The in Vitro Susceptibility of Campylobacter Spp. To the Antibacterial Effect of Manuka Honey.” [In eng]. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28, no. 4 (Apr 2009): 339-44.

The post-antibiotic effect of manuka honey on gastrointestinal pathogens

Conclusion: Gastrointenstinal pathogens.

Lin, S. M., P. C. Molan, and R. T. Cursons. “The Post-Antibiotic Effect of Manuka Honey on Gastrointestinal Pathogens.” [In eng]. Int J Antimicrob Agents 36, no. 5 (Nov 2010): 467-8.

In-vitro antimicrobial activity of selected honeys on clinical isolates of Helicobacter pylori.

Conclusion: These honeys may contain compounds with therapeutic potential against our local isolates of H. pylori. These metabolites include alcohols, diols such as butan 2,3 diol, ketones, acids, and aldehydes such as methylglyoxal (Campbell et al., 2005, 2009). These ‘toxins’ induce calcium signals in bacteria and affect their growth, thereby acting to modify the balance of microflora in the gut .

Ndip, R. N., A. E. Malange Takang, C. M. Echakachi, A. Malongue, J. F. Akoachere, L. M. Ndip, and H. N. Luma. “In-Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Selected Honeys on Clinical Isolates of Helicobacter Pylori.” [In eng]. Afr Health Sci 7, no. 4 (Dec 2007): 228-32.

Manuka honey against Helicobacter pylori 5.

Conclusion: Against Helicobacter pylori 5 .

McGovern, D. P., S. Z. Abbas, G. Vivian, and H. R. Dalton. “Manuka Honey against Helicobacter Pylori.” [In eng]. J R Soc Med 92, no. 8 (Aug 1999): 439.