We're always on the look-out for information supporting the use of Manuka honey. We came across these study abstracts that showed significant anti-viral effects for Chickenpox, Shingles, and Influenza.
Chickenpox and Shingles (VZV: Varicella zoster virus):
"For centuries, honey has been used in traditional medicine. In recent past, honey has gained significant attention from the scientific community to explore its potential applications to treat various clinical conditions. Honey has a wide range of therapeutic properties including anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and antineoplastic activity. [24, 25] Our results suggest the presence in honey of compounds possessing anti-VZV activity, the identity of which is yet to be determined. Honey is convenient for application on skin, readily available and inexpensive...Our results showed that honey has significant in vitro anti-VZV activity."
Our results showed that honey, in general, and particularly manuka honey, has potent inhibitory activity against the influenza virus, demonstrating a potential medicinal value.
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Have you heard that honeybees never sleep? It seems to be a notion that is perpetuated by word of mouth. Researchers say otherwise. It just goes to prove that you can’t believe everything you hear.
According to Jürgen Tautz in his book The Buzz About Bees, foragers enter a pronounced state of sleep—largely at night and in the hive. However, sometimes they sleep outside the hive as well. In addition, beekeepers and bee photographers the world over have reported seeing bees asleep in flowers. The bees may remain stationary for hours, only to fly away when disturbed.