Manuka Honey 10+

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Hi there, I have suffered from 2 bouts of Pneumonia in 2 and a half years and I'm now on my 3rd chest infection and have just heard of Manuka Honey. The doctor put me on Amoxicillin 500mg  3 times a day which didn't work, and has now prescribed me Doxycycline 100mg once a day. I suffer bad with chest infections and I'm hoping this Honey works. I will let you know in due course. Does anyone know if this will prevent chest infections? I'll try anything at this stage. I also have had the pneumonia injection and as I'm asthmatic I have the flu one too. I am 54... and would like to live another 30 years or so! cheesygrin

 

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    Hi Angelwing

    It is very good stuff. You can get a stronger Manuka that is 30+ but is more expensive. I've taken it on and off for quite a few years for COPD and infections such as sore throats and it works. Hope it gives you some relief.

    Regards, Val.

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    Hi.  I'm a bronchiectasis sufferer too.  It took four years of visiting my GP with a continuous cough before I was seen by a locum who organised X-rays and further checks.  I was then diagnosed as having bronchiectasis and was eventually  seen by a bronchiectasis specialist team.  However, I was still getting continuous infections. I was on antibiotics for nearly two weeks every month.  The physiotherapists have been incredibly supportive and helpful and I am now able to do my postural drainage efficiently.  However, about six months ago I started having a teaspoon of manuka honey ( grade 10 ) every day ( after I read about on this site) and I haven't had an infection since.  I Would certainly recommend it.

     Like so many others I have found it so helpful to read about other people's experiences and to feel the I am not alone.  Thank you everyone.

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      Hi Anne,

      Thank you so much for your reply, it's so nice to hear from someone who knows about these things. I hope you continue to stay healthy and well.  I am now taking a teaspoon of 10+ every day and will do this from now on! I hope it keeps these infections away. I am now on my third week of antibiotics! I am feeling a lot better now than I did last week thankfully. Take care and thanks again.

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    I too have been taking Manuka honey 15+  for a few years, and while it seems to help reduce infections, it does not stop them altogether. So you will have to keep taking your prescribed medication, and put up with infections, but I think it helps keeping them at bay.

    JohnNB

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      Hi John,

      Thanks for your reply...... I'm not really expecting the honey to be a miracle cure... but even if it eases or prevents the infection will be a huge relief.  I'll keep taking honey and hope for the best. Thanks again. 

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    Hi John,

    Thanks for your reply...... I'm not really expecting the honey to be a miracle cure... but even if it eases or prevents the infection will be a huge relief.  I'll keep taking honey and hope for the best. Thanks again. 

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    took your advice and bought some 10+ Manuka Honey is it better to take it from the teaspoon or can it be mixed with hot water
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      Hi Kathleen.  I take it on my cereal with natural yoghurt.  It's got quite a strong flavour.  I do hope it works for you.  Unfortunately I have now had a couple more infections. I guess it was the honey combined with the warmer weather that helped before.  I will keep taking it though.  Good luck.  
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    Hi, my daugther (age 1 and half year) suffering pnumonia and bronchitis for 6x during 6 months. Can someone suggest what is sutiable quantity for my daugther and what is the consentration of Manuka Honey suitable for her.
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    Thanks for this information, I had thought honey would be a worthwhile addition to the medications for bronchiectasis, even as a soother for my throat..which is so sore from coughing..I have been suffering from hayfever these past weeks, Spring here in Australia, and I developed an 'intolerance' of doxy antibiotic to add to the misery..darn disease..I am NOT spending the next 10years coughing incessantly..so heading out to buy the honey...Thanks again!

     

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    There is a problem with fake Manuka. This honey is produced in New Zealand in limited quantities yet 2x-3x of that quantity is sold worldwide. The Grocer tested the active ingredient MG or MGO and Rowse Honey indicated the highest levels. It might be worth tracking it down. On Rowse's website there is information. Using googles shopping site it appears that both Asda and Waitrose sell Rowse Manuka. Worth getting the 15+ for maximum effect.

    Here is information on the active ingredient. You will see that the higher the index number, the higher its effect

    Hydrogen peroxide is a component of honey. It gives most honey its  antibioticquality, but some types of honey, including manuka honey, also have other components with antibacterial qualities.

    The major antibacterial component in manuka honey is methylglyoxal (MG). MG is a compound found in most types of honey, but usually only in small quantities.

    In manuka honey, MG comes from the conversion of another compound - dihydroxyacetone - that is found in high concentration in the nectar of manuka flowers.

    MG gives manuka honey its antibacterial power. The higher the concentration of MG, the stronger the antibacterial effect.

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      Thanks for the information.. I bought some today with the highest I could afford..not cheap..but if it works..happy camper!

       

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