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Treat Stomach Ulcer with Active Manuka Honey

With many strains of bacteria that mutate and become immune to available drugs, and with emerging of new pathogens, there is a huge demand for new antibacterial medication.
Research shows that by the year 2003, resistance isolates registered up to 59.5% compare to only 3% in 1975.

The need for new antibacterial medication has prompted scientists to take a closer look at a natural product found only in new Zealand, Manuka Honey. Aside from its antiseptic properties attributed to the existence of hydrogen peroxide, scientists have found another active non peroxide ingredient with even more antibacterial qualities and with strong resistance to body fluids and temperature changes. They originally named it UMF® or Unique Manuka factor.

A new research conducted by Professor Doctor Henle at the University‚Ķ discovered that the active ingredient in Manuka Honey is Methylglyoxal(MGO™), thus the high level of antibiotic and healing properties of certain types of Manuka Honey.
The concentration of MGO™ in Manuka Honey has to rise above 250+ for the antiviral and antibiotic effect to take place.
Anecdotal information shows that Manuka Honey has been successful in combating the H. pylori bacterium that causes stomach ulcer.

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Recommended dose:

Take 3 spoons full of Active Manuka Honey MGO™ 400 (UMF® 20+) per day, one in the morning, half an hour before breakfast, one in the afternoon and one in the evening, before bed time, preferable on a piece of toast or a cracker.
In the beginning you might experience a slight burning like sensation. This should stop in 2-3 days and the natural antibiotic should start taking effect.

Please Note: Do not discontinue any doctor prescriptions as the use of Manuka Honey is not recommended to interrupt any medical advise.
Research on the healing qualities of active Manuka honey have been done at a very large scale but the approval of FDA is needed in order to qualify it as a drug. At this time Manuka Honey is considered only a nutritional supplement.

What is a Stomach Ulcer?

A stomach ulcer, or a peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of your stomach or duodenum.

An ulcer found in the lining of the stomach is called gastric ulcer. An ulcer found in the lining of the duodenum is called duodenal ulcer.
Ulcers are not contagious. Duodenal ulcers are almost always benign, while stomach ulcers may become malignant.

A stomach ulcer appears with the destruction of the gastric or intestinal mucosal lining of the stomach by hydrochloric acid, an acid normally present in the digestive juices of the stomach.

It is estimated that 1 in 10 people in the United States will suffer an ulcer at some point in their life.

stomach ulcer

What causes Stomach Ulcers?

Contrary to general belief, a stomach ulcer is not induced by stress or spicy food.

H. Pylori Bacterium

About 80% of all ulcers are associated with Helicobacter pylori.
H.Pylory is a spiral shaped bacteria found in the stomach. Helicobacter pylori may be transmitted from person to person through contaminated food and water.

Approximately half of the world's population is infected with H. pylori. Half of the United States population over 50 are infected with the bacteria. Not all infected people will get an ulcer.
Lack of hygiene is a very important factor in H. pylori infections.

Stomach ulcers are also caused by nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and aspirin.

The existence of other diseases like liver disease, emphysema, rheumatoid arthritis etc could create an acidic environment prone to a stomach ulcer.

aspirin and ibuprofen


Symptoms of Stomach Ulcer

The most common form of stomach ulcer symptom is a burning pain that can be felt between the breastbone and navel area.

The burning and painful sensation can last from a few minutes to many hours and the stomach acid coming in contact with the sore accentuates it.

Some of the more severe symptoms are:

  • Vomiting of blood
  • Black or bloody stools
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Pain in the chest area

Eating certain foods like dairy products or anti- acids may offer some temporary relief but do not treat a peptic ulcer.

Manuka Honey benefits:
Treatment of Stomach Ulcer

If the cause of ulcer is discovered to be H. Pylori, the treatment involves a series of antibacterial medications and a proton pump inhibitor. The treatment lasts usually for 2-3 weeks and smoking and drinking alcohol should be avoided.
The main goal of the medication is to:

  • Kill the H. Pylori bacteria
  • Reduce the amount of acid in the stomach
  • Kill the H. Pylori bacteria
  • Create a protective layer for the lining of the stomach, esophagus and duodenum.

Cure rates after antibiotic treatment range between 70-90%. The triple-drug regimen is complicated and about 30% of patients suffer from side effects.
Some strains of H. Pylori are resistant to antibiotics and different medication needs to be tried.


The information on this website is not intended to replace medical advise. We do not recommend people to stop taking their prescribed medications or to stop visiting their physician.
Our intention is to increase awareness about the potential healing qualities of the Active Manuka Honey and to make it available to people who are interested in homeopathic ways to regard diseases and who wish to experience the benefits of a product that received the attention of many international researchers.
Please seek medical advise if symptoms persist.

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