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Utility of the Leptospermum scoparium Compound Lepteridine as a Chemical Marker for Manuka Honey Authenticity

December 4, 2023

Manuka honey is a premium food product with unique antimicrobial bioactivity. Concerns with mislabeled manuka honey require robust assays to determine authenticity. Lepteridine is a Leptospermum-specific fluorescent molecule with potential as an authenticity marker. We describe a mass spectrometry-based assay to measure lepteridine based on an isotopically labeled lepteridine standard. Using this assay, lepteridine concentrations in…

AAO-HNSF: Honey Beats Antibiotics for Chronic Sinusitis.

September 24, 2008

Chronic rhinosinusitis associated with significant bodily pain that improves following surgery Honey is an effective bactericidal agent against common causes of chronic rhinosinusitis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus (SA), and chronic rhinosinusitis leads to increases in bodily pain that improve following endoscopic sinus surgery, according to two research studies presented at the annual meeting of…

The Medicine of the Manuka: An Investigation of the Usages and Methods for Utilization of Honey Derived From the Pollen of Leptospermum scoparium in Holistic Nursing Practice

March 27, 2013

As nursing moves into the next paradigm of health care, there is an increasing shift toward integrative health care that is founded on the integration of traditional or complementary medicines alongside biomedicine. As part of the shift nurses are increasingly observing clients accessing traditional forms of medicine. One such product that has been used for…

Manuka honey enhanced sensitivity of HepG2, hepatocellular carcinoma cells, for Doxorubicin and induced apoptosis through inhibition of Wnt/β-catenin and ERK1/2

May 21, 2021

Recently, there is increasing awareness focused on the identification of naturally occurring anticancer agents derived from natural products. Manuka honey (MH) has been recognized for its biological properties as antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anticancer properties. However, its antiproliferative mechanism in hepatocellular carcinoma is not investigated. The current study focused mainly on investigating the molecular mechanism and…

Effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and no treatment on nocturnal cough and sleep quality for coughing children and their parents

November 21, 2023

Objectives: To compare the effects of a single nocturnal dose of buckwheat honey or honey-flavored dextromethorphan (DM) with no treatment on nocturnal cough and sleep difficulty associated with childhood upper respiratory tract infections. Design: A survey was administered to parents on 2 consecutive days, first on the day of presentation when no medication had been…

A comparison of the effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and diphenhydramine on nightly cough and sleep quality in children and their parents

November 21, 2023

The University of Toronto conducted a study involving 1800 participants, conducting 18 trials on the effects of raw honey. Individuals were either given actual honey or a honey-like placebo. Those who regularly consumed honey experienced a notable reduction in the risk of heart-related diseases. Honey may reduce coughs in upper respiratory trace infections in children….

Effect of honey on cardiometabolic risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis

July 21, 2023

High intake of added or free sugars has been shown to contribute to the rise in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.1 Health and nutrition guidelines call for a reduction in consumption of added sugars, with health agencies recommending an intake of no more than 5% to 10% of total energy intake per day.2,3…

Manuka honey used in catheters is proving effective in tackling infection

Dr Fouch • December 17, 2022

Patients undergoing hospital treatment can face a challenge to recovery due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics. But The University of Portsmouth’s Dr Sarah Fouch is exploring a ‘sweeter’ way around the problem. Dr Fouch has spent part of 2020 working to improve testing and diagnostics for COVID-19 at Basingstoke hospital, but in the latest episode…