Research

Boy using wound healing Manuka honey

Honey stimulates inflammatory cytokine production from monocytes

Research from Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom Clinical observations indicate that honey may initiate or accelerate the healing of chronic wounds and has, therefore, been claimed to have anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of honey on the activation state of  immunocompetent cells, using the monocytic cell line, MonoMac-6 …

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Leptospermum close-up of flowers

Excerpts from an interview with Shona Blair on ‘Catalyst’ program ABC TV

Shona Blair believes she has discovered the mechanism of how honey attacks bacteria so effectively. She’s studied a particularly potent form of medicinal honey made by bees using Leptospermum, or jelly bush flowers from Northern NSW and a related plant known as Manuka in New Zealand. Shona found that even the notorious Golden Staph is …

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