Sunday, June 21, 2009

Honey Used to Soak Dressings for Cancer Patients

Cornish Manuka Bees Create a Buzz
BBC, 6/20/2009

Supplies of a honey renowned for its health benefits have sold out in the first month of production at an estate in Cornwall.

The manuka honey, which has previously only been produced in New Zealand, comes from hives at the Tregothnan estate near Truro.

It is claimed to ease sore throats, acne, sunburn, gum disease and digestive problems.

Despite a £55 price tag, the first batch has run out.

It was launched last month at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Among other uses, the honey has been used to soak dressings for cancer patients in Manchester to reduce the risk of contracting MRSA and reduce inflammation

See: Honey Could Solve MRSA Problem

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