Health benefits of using the New Zealand Manuka honey
New Zealand Manuka honey is the best honey to treat wounds because it has the ingredient known as Active Manuka Honey. Honey is pure, unpasteurized and natural organic honey which is made from honey and it is collected from the Manuka Bush called also Melaleuca bush or Tea Tree Bush. Honey also has additional antibacterial components. Other health benefits include anti-inflammatory capacities which eliminate and reduce the unpleasant odor from different wounds such as wounds from necrotic tissue, venous leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers or oozing wounds.
The Manuka oil got more attention because of its ability to destroy the bacteria which are resistant to the antibiotics. The honey works by drawing the moisture from the bacteria which makes it is impossible for the bacteria to live. Besides the healing ability of the Manuka oil, the honey also prevents scarring. This is because the honey does not damage the skin during the healing process. To prevent the blood loss, honey produces the scab during the healing process. The cell production will increase new skin cells within this scab. Since the scab is uneven, the new skin developed under the scab will also be unevenly which means that the scar will be noticeable. The honey will stimulate the granulation of the tissue while it will also create the healing environment of the wound. It lifts the scab during the healing process and the new skin cells generated will be more evenly. This is how the honey reduces the visibility of the scars.
Ingredients found in the manuka honey
The New Zealand Manuka honey has natural aloe Vera which is known to be an anti inflammatory. It acts like the additional antiseptic and emollient. The aloe vera can be used to treat different skin conditions such as minor cuts, burns, and eczema. The properties of the natural aloe vera depend on the mucopolysaccarides found in the gel of the aloe leaf. The availability of the Aloe Vera in the honey increases its ability for pain relieving and anti-inflammatory.
Honey also has Panthenol which is the non-irritating form for the vitamin B and it also comes with other moisturizing properties. When this natural properties is used on the skin, it will penetrate in the lower skin layer which means that it will be absorbed better to become the Pantothetic acid. Since panthenol is capable of being absorbed into the skin, then it will add the moisture which is essential for the wounds proper healing. The presence of the New Zealand Manuka honey, helps in speeding up the regeneration of the skin by providing the moist environment to reduced the scarring.
Gamma irradiation method is used to sterilize the honey and to ensure that all the opportunistic pathogens are blocked out to prevent any new infection. Gamma irradiation is the first method which is believed to sterilize the honey without losing any of the active antibacterial proprieties. All the properties of New Zealand Manuka honey work also on the anti-inflammatory properties to reduce the swelling by also improving the circulation on the wound site, this also reduces the exudates and pain.