A neighbour of mine, upon reading your recent posting that I shared with her, said that she totally supports the "Manuka Honey Theory". It is not really a "theory" any more is it? She likes to have a little raw Manuka every day. I listen to her because she is older and wiser and more sensible than me! There are soo many positive reports re Manuka Honey out there that they are becoming really hard to ignore. If it can tackle MRA in hospitals I rest my case. Also, prior to anti-biotics, it helped to win the war in the trenches in WW1. What's not to like?
If she has any indication a cold may be starting, she sucks Cinnamon tabs. Has done so for many years and can't remember when she last had a cold or flu. We have always tried to have a sprig of garlic and onion hanging by our front door to ward off colds and flu (and demons, vampires and debt collectors) from entering our house. I realize that that may sound a bit wacky to many but it is an old Guernsey folk remedy that I have stuck with for decades and we also have never had a cold or "The Dreaded Flu" for more years than I can remember. Our relatives in the big smoke seem to have them all the time!! Small children, as the vectors, are the problem, I strongly suspect!! In N.Z. during the last winter, almost no one got into hospital with Flu (presumably as a consequence of all those Covid precautions most of us took). However, the downside is that we have maybe lost some of our acquired immunity through not having been recently exposed. In addition, with several new mutations out there on the horizon just waiting to pounce once winter arrives (in a couple of months) there will be scant time ("Window of Opportunity") for the drug companies to develop vaccines for these new ones. Shame- they may go broke!? Fat chance eh? Grim stuff - best to take sensible precautions and not worry too much I suppose.
Cheers from Down Under
My husband and I have used Manuka honey for colds and flu since around 2014…it has been a “lifesaver” in dealing with various symptoms of Covid-19! We take that together with several antiviral essential oils, and Black Cumin Seed oil! For us, taking this combo as soon as we started to feel any symptom, did an amazing job of “kicking out” the problem virus within a 2-3 hours, or the very latest the following day! We never once got seriously sick!!! There is a reported study by researchers, with over 300 patients in 4 countries…including the US, Canada, Pakistan and Chile, …dealing with moderate to severe Covid-19 symptoms…the results were significant! Here is their assessment of this study: That Honey and Black Cumin Seed (aka: Nigella Sativa) was “an affordable therapeutic option and can be used alone or in combination with other therapies to fight COVID-19.”
@Mama to Many,
Thank you for your post. My mother has COVID and I gave her some Manuka Honey. She had been extremely nauseous and vomiting. She did have to get fluids at the hospital and they gave her an anti-nausea med that she took once. However, she started on the Manuka Honey just before getting the fluids and the med. The fluids and med did help very much. However, she kept taking the honey and has not needed the medicine that was prescribed. She thinks the honey is helping her. She said it made her feel relaxed and helped her sleep. I thought that was odd. I gave it to her mainly based on posts that said honey helped with nausea/vomiting and for the anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties of Manuka Honey. Your post also encouraged me as well. All I know is that she seems to be improving each day and she is really just using the honey.
A couple of people that I know have had Covid. My sister's friend felt that Manuka Honey is what helped her the most. She was taking 1/4 t. 4 times a day of very high quality Manuka honey. I did share with her about high dose melatonin but I am not sure if she used it.
I knew someone else that healed up quickly with the use the high dose melatonin, quercetin, vitamin C, zinc and magnesium.
My chiropractor is taking quercetin prophylactically for its antiviral properties.
~Mama to Many~
We have stocked up on manuka honey 20+!