Monday, April 03, 2006

Student Study: ‘Ozonated’ Manuka Honey May Help Treat Colon Cancer

Two Take Top Science Fair Honors
By Julius A. Karash, The Kansas City Star (USA), 4/3/2006

Nandini Sarma, a 10th-grader at Shawnee Mission East High School, won a major area science award for the second year in a row Sunday.

Sarma and 11th-grader Elena Ovaitt of West Platte High School took top honors at the 55th Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair…

Ovaitt looked into the effects of unprocessed and ozonated manuka honey on colon cancer cells. Ozonation, Ovaitt said, is a purification method that does not destroy the medicinal ingredients of the honey, which is made from the flowers of a bush that is native to New Zealand.

"Manuka honey is one of the most medicinal honeys out there," Ovaitt said. "My project showed that ozonated manuka honey has the potential of being an effective treatment for colon cancer. Of course, further studies will be needed to validate this."…

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