Manuka honey contains carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, fatty acids, phenolic compounds and flavonoids which are antioxidants. Although these nutrients can also be found in other types of honey. But manuka honey contains Methylglyoxal (MGO) with natural antibacterial properties in greater amounts than what is found in regular honey. It is said to be more beneficial to health than any other honey.
1. Helps heal wounds
Main Purpose of Medicinal Use of Manuka Honey. It is used to treat cuts and small burns on the skin. Even common honey may have the same properties. But contains more bacteria-killing MGOs than other honeys. So it may help heal small cuts and chronic wounds UFABET
Honey accelerates the healing process and restores damaged skin to normal faster. In addition, honey also has the ability to draw water from bacterial cells. which is an important component that makes bacteria grow well. When dehydrated, bacteria are destroy. However, honey use to treat wounds should be honey that has sterilized and meets medical standards. Regular honey should not be used to treat wounds on its own. Because it can cause infection.
Manuka honey with antibacterial properties It contains MGO and hydrogen peroxide. As well as compounds phenol (Phenol). Which has antioxidant properties. In addition, May help reduce the formation of biofilm (Biofilm) or a group of bacteria. That adhere to the floor wet skin thus inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
The concentration of MGO is called UMF (Unique Manuka Factor). Which has different levels. Manuka honey with a high MGO concentration has a high UMF. However, manuka honey with a high UMF may not be more antibacterial than honey with a low UMF. Because its antibacterial capacity may be increase together with other factors.