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12 Sep

Tualang Has Wound Healing Properties

A rule, honey improves wound healing by abating the edema, inflammation, and exudation, that commonly occur in all types of wounds. It stimulates the growth of epithelial cells and fibroblasts.
There have been studies on full-thickness burn wounds, that were treated with tualang honey and conventional medicine (hydrofibre silver and aquacel plain dressings). The wounds treated with honey showed a reduction in wound size of 32.26% and an increase of healing efficacy.
 
The most effective seem to be the tualang honey – hydrogel dressings, because the treatment is soothing, they experience minimal pain and the dressings have a pleasant smell.
 
In treatment of diabetic foot, tualang honey have good effect.
12 Sep

Tualang Has Anti-Tumor and Anti-Proliferative Activity

Considered by spicialists, the “natural vaccine cancer”, honey can indeed reduce chronic inflammation, which is a risk factor for cancer pathogenesis, improve the healing of chronic ulcers and wounds, and improve the immune status.
 
For those of you that understand this language, here is the explanation of these antitumor properties of honey. They seem to “involve multifactorial processes:
 
the apoptosis of cancer cells via depolarisation of the mitochondrial membrane,
the inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 by various constituents, such as flavonoids,
the release of cytotoxic H2O2,
the scavenging of reactive oxygen species.
TH shows antiproliferative or antitumor activity against various types of cancer cells, exhibiting antiproliferative and early apoptotic effects against oral squamous cell carcinoma, human osteosarcoma cell lines, human breast cancer MCF-7 cells and cervical cancer cell lines at concentrations of 1–20%. Thus, in common with other honeys, the tualang honey seems to have promising antitumor activity, due to its high content of phenolic and flavanoid antioxidants.”
12 Sep

Tualang Has Antidiabetic Activity

There are still people believing that honey is not good for diabetics, because its high content of sugars. However, some honeys have a positive role in regulating the blood glucose level. As honey is high in fructose, it has a low glycaemic index and is therefore, recommended for patients with diabetes.
 
However, chronically high consumption of honey may lead to hepatic and extrahepatic insulin resistance.
 
Among honeys, tualang honey has an intermediate glycaemic index. Studies were made on diabetics rats using oral hypoglycaemic agents (glibenclamide or metformin) alone, tualang honey alone, or a combination of them. A significantly lower blood glucose level was obtain with the combination of oral hypoglycaemic agents with tualang honey.
12 Sep

Tualang Has Anti-Inflammatory Activity

NCBI published a study made by the Department of Dermatology and Skin Diseases Research Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA: “Tualang honey protects keratinocytes from ultraviolet radiation-induced inflammation and DNA damage.”
12 Sep

Tualang Has Antioxidant Activity

Any honey contains elements that gives its antioxidant activity: flavonoids, phenolic acids, amino acids, proteins, and some enzymes.
Tualang honey’s antioxidant activity is similar (even higher) to the ones in manuka honey, Slovenian honey and some other honeys.
In combination with glibenclamide and metformin (and even alone), tualong honey protects against oxidative stress in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. It has a higher level of antioxidant activity than other local Malaysian honeys, such as Gelam, Indian forest, and pineapple honeys.
Based on a study of nine different Malaysian honeys from different origins (using Manuka honey as gold standard), tualang honey has more free-radical scavenging and antioxidant activity than other local and commercially available honeys). This was attributed to its high content of phenolics and flavonoids.
 
Another study was made on rats showed the antioxidant protection of Malaysian tualang honey in the pancreas of normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.
12 Sep

Tualang Has Antibacterial Activity

Any honey has antimicrobial effects. They are attributed to the osmotic effect of the substance’s sugars, its pH, particularly its peroxidase activity, but also due to the presence of non peroxidase substances such as phenolic acids, flavonoids, and lysozymes.
 
Tualang honey has both bactericidal and bacteriostatic properties against a range of bacteria, including common bacteria on the skin. At concentrations of 6.25–25%, tualang honey inhibits the growth of several bacterial strains, such as Streptococcus pyogenes, Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative Streptococcus spp., and Escherichia coli.
 
As a conclusion tualang honey seems to be more effective than manuka honey against some gram-negative bacterial strains in burn wounds, due to its higher content of phenolics, flavanoids, and HMF. Tualang honey reduces the growth of wounds infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumanii or Klebsiella pneumonia, with one study reporting superior healing with a honey dressing than with conventional silver and aquacel dressings. These bacteria are a common cause of hospital infections.
12 Sep

Tualang Honey

11 Sep

Is Honey Any Better Than Sugar?

Offering numerous health benefits – from killing superbugs to calming allergies – honey is one of the greatest natural foods in existence. But when it comes down to it, it’s a sugar. So, with all of the evidence damning sugar as of late, one has to wonder if honey is actually any better than the white stuff packed into many of the foods brought to us by food companies.

An interviewed by Huffington Post, Dr. Kantor, author of the children’s book The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice, breaks down the differences between honey and sugar.

“Your body breaks food down into glucose in order to use it for fuel. The more complex a food — namely a carbohydrate — is, the more work it takes to break it down. Sugar is made of 50 percent glucose and 50 percent fructose, the sugar typically found in fruits, and is broken down very easily, leading to a surge of blood glucose.

What your body doesn’t use right away gets stored as fat. Honey is also made mostly of sugar, but it’s only about 30 percent glucose and less than 40 percent fructose. And there are also about 20 other sugars in the mix, many of which are much more complex, and dextrin, a type of starchy fiber. This means that your body expends more energy to break it all down to glucose. Therefore, you end up accumulating fewer calories from it.”

“Honey also has trace elements in it — stuff that bees picked up while going from plant to plant. These will depend on region, so depending on the source of your honey it could have varying small amounts of minerals like zinc and selenium, as well as some vitamins. And because honey doesn’t break down in nature, it doesn’t contain preservatives or other additives.”

In addition to all of this, honey has medicinal uses that sugar just can’t beat. It can be used to heal wounds, to combat MRSA, and to calm allergies. Further, you can typically find honey being produced across the country, making it far easier to find “local honey” than “local sugar”.

So while “sugar is sugar” and honey is just one form of the sweet stuff, if you’re choosing between the two, opt for the sticky option and choose local producers.

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com

5 Sep

Tualang Trees (Koompasia excelsa)

27 Aug

Honey: Health Benefits and Uses In Medicine

Honey is a sweet liquid made by bees using nectar from flowers. Bees first convert the nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation, then store it as a primary food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive. Honey can then be harvested from the hives for human consumption.

Both raw and pasteurized forms of honey are available. Raw honey is removed from the hive and bottled directly, and as such will contain trace amounts of yeast, wax and pollen. Consuming local raw honey is believed to help with seasonal allergies due to repeated exposure to the pollen in the area. Pasteurized honey has been heated and processed to remove impurities.

This MNT Knowledge Center article includes a brief history of honey in traditional medicine and explains some of its potential health benefits.

The possible health benefits of consuming honey have been documented in early Greek, Roman, Vedic, and Islamic texts and the healing qualities of honey were referred to by philosophers and scientists all the way back to ancient times, such as Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) and Aristoxenus (320 BC).

Honey has high levels of monosaccharides, fructose and glucose, containing about 70 to 80 percent sugar, which gives it its sweet taste – minerals and water make up the rest of its composition.

Honey also possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties. In modern science, we have managed to find useful applications of honey in chronic wound management.

 

27 Aug

Honey: Health Benefits and Uses In Medicine

Honey is a sweet liquid made by bees using nectar from flowers. Bees first convert the nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation, then store it as a primary food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive. Honey can then be harvested from the hives for human consumption.

Both raw and pasteurized forms of honey are available. Raw honey is removed from the hive and bottled directly, and as such will contain trace amounts of yeast, wax and pollen. Consuming local raw honey is believed to help with seasonal allergies due to repeated exposure to the pollen in the area. Pasteurized honey has been heated and processed to remove impurities.

This MNT Knowledge Center article includes a brief history of honey in traditional medicine and explains some of its potential health benefits.

The possible health benefits of consuming honey have been documented in early Greek, Roman, Vedic, and Islamic texts and the healing qualities of honey were referred to by philosophers and scientists all the way back to ancient times, such as Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) and Aristoxenus (320 BC).

Honey has high levels of monosaccharides, fructose and glucose, containing about 70 to 80 percent sugar, which gives it its sweet taste – minerals and water make up the rest of its composition.

Honey also possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties. In modern science, we have managed to find useful applications of honey in chronic wound management.

 

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