Twirling through the air in a mesmerizing acrobatic display, a stingless bee native to the Americas moves through the forest toward its hive inside the trunk of a hollow Guanacaste tree. Two small pieces of pollen from a nearby jaban flower stuck to its hind legs. Along with the pollen of other medicinal plants harvested by millions of busy bees, the jaban flower powder will be used to create Melipona honey, the most powerful health elixir in the natural world.
Sweet with a citric flavour, this unique honey has received international attention for the following potential health benefits Recent Scientific Studies Which throws light on its many medicinal uses. But 3,000 years ago, the ancient Maya believed that certain flowers, known as Melipona flowers, were divine beings that could travel from heaven to the underworld, giving honey special properties. These flowers are medicinal jaban, tazonal, tsitsilch, chakah and xtabentan flowers.
The difference between Mexican Melipona honey and regular honey lies in its remarkable antibacterial properties, which include methylglyoxal (a natural germ-fighting compound). In addition to its antibacterial benefits, Melipona honey also has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Throughout history, this honey has been used to heal wounds, soothe sore throats, prevent tooth decay, and treat digestive problems.
Here are some great reasons why Maya Melipona Honey is worth a visit:
reduce sore throat
For people struggling with a sore throat, melipona honey may provide additional relief. Its antiviral and antibacterial properties may help reduce inflammation and reduce the number of bacteria. It’s smoother than regular honey and doesn’t make you feel sick if you have too much. Melipona honey not only targets harmful bacteria but it also forms a soothing coating on the inner lining of the throat.
one 2021Study Research on melipona honey as a preventive medicine for Streptococcus mutans – a bacteria strain that causes sore throat – focused on patients undergoing chemotherapy for head and neck cancer. The study found a significant reduction in levels of Streptococcus mutans after consumption of Melipona honey.
Historically, many types of honey have been effective as natural cough suppressants, but this study found Melipona honey to be even more effective than common cough syrup.
Enhance gastrointestinal health
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a prevalent digestive disorder characterized by symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain and irregular bowel movements. Ongoing research suggests that regular consumption of melipona honey may help reduce some of these symptoms. Melipona honey was recommended for gastrointestinal health in the above study, showing positive effects on antioxidant levels and inflammation in rats suffering from both IBS and ulcerative colitis (a form of irritable bowel disease).
Melipona honey has also demonstrated efficacy against strains of Clostridium difficile.
Clostridium difficile, commonly known as C. diff, is a bacterial infection that causes severe diarrhea and bowel inflammation. While standard treatment requires antibiotics, recent studies have explored the potential use of Melipona honey against C. diff strains. In particular, Melipona honey demonstrated the ability to eliminate C. diff cells, suggesting potential as an effective alternative treatment.
support dental care
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 50% of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease. To prevent tooth decay and maintain gum health, it is important to reduce the presence of harmful oral bacteria responsible for plaque formation. Equally important is the preservation of beneficial oral bacteria that play a role in maintaining health in the mouth and throat.
Research indicates that Melipona honey targets harmful oral bacteria associated with issues such as plaque formation, gum inflammation, and tooth decay. Specifically, studies have shown P. gingivalis and A. has highlighted the effectiveness of Melipona honey with high antibacterial content in inhibiting the growth of harmful oral bacteria such as Actinomycetemcomitans.
In a study exploring the effects of honey on plaque and gingivitis, participants were instructed to chew or suck Melipona honey, similar to chewable honey candy, for 10 minutes after each meal. The honey-chewing group showed a significant reduction in plaque and bleeding gums compared to those who chewed sugar-free gum.
Given sugar’s association with cavities, the notion of consuming honey for oral health may initially seem counterintuitive. However, unlike hard candy and refined sugar, the powerful antibacterial effects of Melipona honey make it an unlikely contributor to cavities or tooth decay.
There are many other uses of this miraculous honey that are currently the focus of scientific research, but it will take some time for these uses to be verified by the medical community.
In the meantime, it remains that although stingless bee honey and other types of honey may have potential health benefits, they are not a substitute for medical treatment or dietary control. Guidance should always be sought from health care professionals to establish the relevant course of treatment for the conditions concerned.
Mark writes for VialesMexico News Daily.
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