bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Kiwi honey conquers kissing disease

The good ol' Daily Mail (for readers not familiar with the British press, there's a touch of irony in there) suggests that manuka honey might be useful in countering what it calls the kissing disease -- glandular fever.

Be aware that honey has just as much of an effect on blood sugar levels as sugar, although I would make an exception in the case of Manuka honey from New Zealand, which has been shown to have strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

Even taking the lowest strength of Manuka honey (basic factor ten or 15), a teaspoon twice a day, may help your granddaughter's immune system to get over the virus more effectively.
(The grandaughter in question had just succombed to glandular fever. I think the kisser should be named!)



Blogger Jardim said...

I have some manuka plants in my garden,unhappyly I haven't the honey because my bees don't visite them, but manuka plant has antibacterial and antifungal properties! See

About the kisser, give him some spoons of manuka oil...

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