Saturday, February 21, 2009

Medicinal Honey Should Contain Enough Methylglyoxal

Health: Bee Prepared
The Scotsman, 2/21/2009

Don't you just love something that's healthy but also gives you pleasure. We've mentioned honey's health-giving properties before, but research revealing more about how this natural wonder works has made us look again.

It turns out that the sweet stuff's antibacterial qualities come from a compound called methylglyoxal (MGO) so you need to make sure that the honey you buy contains enough of the right stuff. And now, to make things easier, Manuka Health MGO Manuka Honey has been given a rating so that you know exactly what you're buying. The range includes MGO 30 which is recommended for general health, MGO 100 which can be used to treat coughs and colds and MGO 550 - the super-strength variety - powerful enough to treat wounds. Naturally amazing.

MGO Manuka Honey, GBP 7.95 for 250g (

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