The tonsils are lymph nodes in the back of the mouth and top of the throat. Their role is to filter out bacteria and other germs that can cause infection.
Tonsilitiis is inflammation of the tonsils, caused by a bacterial or viral infection.
One of the most significant health applications for Manuka honey is in the treatment of wounds. The early research done under the direction of Peter Molan, Professor at the University of Waikato (New Zealand), is the foundation for numerous research teams working to understand what makes Manuka honey so effective in the treatment of wounds, particularly those which are infected and traditionally very difficult to heal.
Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori), the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers, is reported to be inhibited by Manuka honey with a sufficiently high level of methylglyoxal, Manuka honey's naturally-occuring antibacterial constituent. (Douglas I. Rosendale, International Journal of Food Science and Technology 2008, 43, 2257-2267) The researchers reported that Manuka honey with a high level of antibacterial activity not only decreases pathogen growth in the gut, but also encourages good, pro-biotic gut bacteria.
Ulcerative colitis is inflammation of the colon, the lower part of the bowel (intestine) or digestive system.
By the time food has passed through the small intestine and reaches the colon, most of the food has been absorbed and only waste products are left. It is the job of the colon to absorb the excess water (as well as some fibre and potassium) from the waste and move the waste to the rectum.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) / Acid Reflux / Esophagitis / Chronic Heartburn
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the food and/or liquid content in the stomach leak backwards into the esophagus. This action irritates the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.