Anyone tried this for their Arthritis?...
Unable to take Anti-inflammatories for bad Arthritis in my shoulder and arms, I decided to give this a try.
After three days of taking this twice a day the awful locking/spasm sensations in my arms has gone, pain still remains however.
I'm under no illusions that it's down to the Manuka-Honey and it's early days but I am Not taking any medication and read that it can help this condition.
I will continue with it for a month and decide if it is worth continuing,
I have RA along with other conditions for many years.
I am from Europe and know how healthy RAW honey is.
Manuka Honey is one of the best although some believe that the healthiest honey is local one. Whatever you like, make sure it's a RAW honey, its very important since enzymes get destroyed during pasteurization and you end up with nothing more than just sugar.
I eat honey every single day of my life since my childhood. Honey is natural antiseptic and this is why never gets spoiled sitting on your shelves without refrigeration. Great for cuts, wounds, for any infection. In European hospitals they use honey on the burns and even on deep skin/vaginal/mouth infections. Great for yeast infections, for stomach ulcers, for Chron's disease.
I have RA since 12 and as you can see, I am still suffering and have to be on biologics and chemo drugs. I don't discourage you by any means, just don't want you to think that RA can be treated by honey. Although it can bring great health benefit to your system.
Enjoy your Manuka !
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I am not from Europe like the previous poster, but I think it is pretty well known here in America too by health conscious people that raw honey is wonderful for you, especially local varieties. I go to a local farm to get mine. I consume local raw honey but for allergy reasons. I have arthritis in my neck and I've never noticed honey to help alleviate the pain. I do yoga for pain but it does not take it away completely. I don't take meds either because they don't help. The only relief I get is from staying active and eating wheat and gluten free (to help reduce inflammation). I've heard that manuka honey has anti-inflammatory properties so I don't think it would hurt to try it. If you do, let me know how it goes!
Thanks for the reply,
I dont know anything about Raw Honey. The one I bought was from a supermarket where I live, it did say (Certified) on the label "Whatever that may mean"... and I know you should not take one lower than "10+" as it will be like ordinary table honey.
I'm not expecting a cure but I must say (It taste's good). I live in a damp climate and I'm positive that it doesn't help Arthritis, I would like to hear if anyone has found something natural that helps this complaint,
OK, Certified Organic - it's great, we all have to use a lot of product in Organic only, honey one of them since we know what pestisides do to our systems. But if you look on the label, look for the word 100% RAW before you read Manuka Honey or any other honey.
I know for sure that some bee keepers may use 50-50, some sell pasteurized honey (some people feel safe with it not knowing this honey is not potent and doesn't serve the purpose, although it still delicious as well).
Manuka is expensive since it produced in New Zealand and Australia from the nectar of Manuka tree, it has in vitro antibacterial properties and considered the best in a world. I don't buy it all the time, and know that all 100% Organic raw honey is an excellent product for people and not only internally, but externally as well for beauty and health purposes.
Make sure you take your honey on empty stomach. In the morning, 30 min before you meal - this is ideal for health purpose. Otherwise, like every sugary food (fruits included) may cause gas; also what makes honey healthy - it's enzymes, get "lost" if taking NOT on empty stomach, causing bloating and other unpleasant feel.
Thank you for taking the time to explain about Manuka Honey, it's much appreciated and I will look in my Health-Shop for what you have described.
I'm not expecting a miracle cure, just something to give or help to give me a feeling of wellbeing.