Specialty honeys: Manuka, Yemen sidr and Life Mel

Manuka and Yemen sidr honeys

Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of honey are known for millennia. A number of honeys originated from a variety of geographic locations are marketed as natural remedies for numerous health conditions. Manuka honey is the most known for its wounds and burns healing properties. Manuka honey is also marketed for use in many other conditions that include:

  • Preventing and treating cancer
  • Reducing high cholesterol
  • Reducing systemic inflammation
  • Treating diabetes
  • Treatingeye, ear, and sinus infections
  • Treating gastrointestinal problems

Active manuka honey

However the evidence is very limited on whether or not manuka honey is effective for the above conditions. To receive a UMF® grading, a honey must have the presence of DHA (dihydroxyacetone), Leptosperin, and Methylglyoxal. The UMF® rating is a measure of the attributes and values that make up Manuka honey, and assures purity & quality.

UMF activity grades for manuka

Yemen sidr honey is another expensive type of honey that comes from the sidr tree in Yemen. It is marketed as a miraculous remedy for nearly any possible illness.

Yemen sidr honey

A study has shown that certain honeys, namely the Manuka honey from New Zealand and the Sidr honey from Yemen, have a powerful killing action on these bacterial biofilms that is far superior to the most powerful anti-microbials used in medicine today. However except one case when Yemen sidr honey was shown to help fighting chronic sinusitis infection its other stated health benefits are lacking scientific evidences.

The new idea: Life Mel honey

One thing is to let bees find valuable nectar sources but what if purposefully design medical grade honeys instead of harvesting them from rare plants? To this goal one can feed bees with carefully designed concentrates from selected medicinal herbs to produce a variety of medicinal honeys with desirable activity profiles.

Life Mel Honey

Life Mel Honey

That’s exactly how Life Mel Honeys are designed and produced to help fighting a variety of health disorders ranging from respiratory problems to alleviation of side effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients.

Life Mel honey: Herbal sources

There is large number of nectar sources used in the design of Life Mel honey. The most important medicinal herbs are listed below:

Uncaria tomentosa, Echinacea purpurea ,Urtica dioica ,Calendula officinalis, Melissa officinalis, Beta vulgaris cicla, Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian Ginseng ), Vaccinium myrtillus, Taraxacum officinale, Ficus carica, Trifolium pratense, Morus alba, Chicorium intybus, Inula helenium, Ribes nigrum, Avena sativa

Life Mel honey: Therapeutic spectrum

  • Helps balancing blood parameters
  • Helps fighting respiratory disorders
  • Helps stabilizing digestive system
  • Helps maintaining energy and balancing hormone levels in elderly men and women

Life Mel honey: Clinical studies

Myelosuppression (bone marrow suppression) is the most important toxic side effect of most chemotherapeutic agents and typically is a dose-limiting factor.  Death occurring after chemotherapy usually results either from infection related to or drug-induced leukopenia  or from bleeding related to thrombocytopenia.

Clinical trials

A recent limited clinical study has shown that Life Mel Honey  was helpful in decreasing the incidence of anemia in 64% of 30 participated patients, decreasing the incidence of severe neutropenia and lowering the incidence of potentially fatal thrombocytopenia (low platelets).

Life Mel Honey_Chemo Support

Life Mel Honey: Chemo Support

In another small clinical study 56 children were treated with Broncho Life Mel Honey has indicated that the honey was safe for use in children of age two and up;  the honey was helpful in treatment of recurring respiratory infections, sore throat and pneumonia.

Life Mel Honey_Broncho Support

Life Mel Honey: Broncho Support

Let’s take advantage of these specialty honeys for better health and quality of our life. For any further information, samples or purchasing details please use Contact Us page.