Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Natural Acne Treatment popular

We have been selling a lot of our Natural Acne treatment packs lately, we are not sure if there is an Acne "season" or not, nevertheless lots of people are ordering at present.

Manuka products are an excellent way to treat Acne naturally as both Manuka essential oil and Manuka honey are highly antibacterial.

Research studies from the University of Otago in New Zealand have proven that Manuka essential oil will control the Acne Vulgaris bacteria at very low concentrations. This means that you can use a very small amount on a cotton bud to spot treat individual acne spots or pimples.

The Manuka honey cream in our Acne treatment pack has a high concentration of Manuka UMF honey which is also an effective natural antibacterial treatment for Acne, so these products combined with a special soap which also contains Manuka oil with Lemon Myrtle oil provide a complete regimen for controlling acne in a totally natural way:


Sunday, 12 August 2012

Bee venom mask does more than reduce fine lines

Recent reports from people who have been using the Bee Venom Mask, moisturizer and cream are telling us that these products are doing a lot more than reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

That the bee venom face creams and masks do reduce fine lines and wrinkles is expected, what was not expected is that the bee venom appears to be making a very positive effect on acne scars which have been greatly reduced with the use of the bee venom mask.

Acne scars that we are told had been present since teenage years are definitely improving and in some cases disappearing completely. The bee venom appears to be having the effect of stimulating blood circulation and elastin production which is helping the skin to heal itself.

Another positive reaction is the disappearance of a dark brown mark that one woman had on her forehead, we don't know if it was an age mark that is common in some older people, or just a mark that had developed over time, anyway this customer was delighted with her experience in using the bee venom mask.

Others have said that while they still do have wrinkles, they are not as prominent as before using the bee venom and that their whole complexion had improved from its' use.

More product information on bee venom masks and moisturizers

Monday, 16 July 2012

Green Lipped Mussel Arthritis Success

The University of Queensland’s School of Medicine clinical study found patients who took freeze-dried New Zealand mussel powder throughout the trial significantly eased their knee joint pain by 59 percent.

The green lipped mussel powder is made by Aroma NZ in Christchurch and its director Ben Winters said today the study published in the UK-based Inflammopharmacology Journal would add scientific credibility that extract helps reduce joint pain and increase joint mobility.

``This will provide us with increased global sales as a published study helps support customers marketing a product that has been published in a medical journal.

``This means increased turnover for the company and increase in staff numbers to cater for increased demand.

Green lipped mussel extract can now be positioned as a natural joint relief alternative to prescription drugs which can cause side effects such as stomach cramps and pain.

``We believe green lipped mussel extract is the next super food as it not only helps with arthritis pain but also supports gut health and may act as a pre-biotic lowering bacteria levels in the gut,’’Winters said.

The clinical study confirmed significant relief for arthritis sufferers who took mussel power product during a landmark eight-week trial.

Winters said they always knew green shell mussel powder gave great results to people and animals who suffered from joint pain and inflammation.

``This was the result we were looking for and confirms that our green shell mussel product definitely contains significant anti-inflammatory properties.’’

Joint pain is so widespread throughout society and not just the elderly whom suffer from arthritis but also young people, sports people from injuries and many others.

``We are so encouraged by the study being published that we are now looking to carry out larger clinical trials on people. Larger trials with placebo will carry more weight when pitching to pharmaceutical companies,’’ Winters said.

Green lipped Mussel Capsules

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Omega-3 lowers inflammation in healthy adults

New research from Ohio State University shows that omega-3 fatty acid supplements can lower inflammation in healthy, but overweight adults. This suggests regular use of these supplements may help protect against and treat certain illnesses.

This is very important news for adults suffering from joint pain and arthritis, coronary heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease and shows that Omega-3 is beneficial in treating these conditions.

There are many sources of Omega-3 however and the most common is fish oil from species salmon and tuna and shellfish Green Lipped Mussel from New Zealand.

Recent studies show that Green lipped mussel supplements can provide the most effective relief from inflammation because it contains a rare form of Omega-3 called Eicosatetraenoic Acid (ETA) not present in other fish oils.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Antimicrobial Manuka soap

Many families are finding Manuka Natural East Cape Manuka soap a very popular product in their bathrooms.
One happy customer had this to say;
"Everyone loves your soap -- it is lovely, elegant, and so practical for a family that is so actively involved in sports-- outdoors and indoors. We even take it with us when we travel!"
Tonia, Ma, USA

One reason East Cape Manuka soap is so popular is that it fights both bacteria and fungi, reducing body odor as well as having a very pleasant lemon fragrance.

Manuka soap is an important component of all of our natural treatment packs including ringworm, acne, scabies, yeast infection, eczema and athletes foot.

Manuka soap can be ordered in natural treatment packs or on its own.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Manuka honey in medicine part 4

Professor Peter Molan, Honey Research Unit, University of Waikato in New Zealand, looks at the use of manuka honey as a medicine.

Means of conveniently using honey in other applications have also been developed, such as skin creams, eye ointment and eye drops.

Skin cream made with manuka honey is showing good results when used on radiotherapy burns, and on dermatitis where the combination of the antibacterial activity with the moisturising effect of honey on skin is beneficial. The use of honey in ophthalmology was recorded by the ancient Egyptians and there are many reports in present day medical journals of good results being achieved.

Another traditional use for honey, and where there are reports in present day medical journals of good results being achieved, is for the treatment of gastritis and peptic ulcers. Laboratory research has shown that the anti-inflammatory properties of honey are involved in its action, but there is also the possibility that its antibacterial action may be involved, as the bacterium Helicobacter pylori is thought to be a major cause of gastritis and peptic ulcers.

Laboratory testing of Helicobacter pylori has shown that its growth is halted by manuka honey at concentrations below 5%, but not by another type of honey with a high level of antibacterial activity due to hydrogen peroxide when this was at a concentration of 40%.

Clinical trials have failed to demonstrate that manuka honey clears Helicobacter pylori from the stomach, but one of these trials (double blind) did show that manuka honey gave significant relief of pain, whereas the other honey used did not.

However, this could have been due to the anti-inflammatory action, as some preliminary investigations of the effect of honey on leukocytes in cell culture have indicated that manuka honey may have a higher level of anti-inflammatory activity than other honey.

The question of whether it is the antibacterial activity or the anti-inflammatory activity (or both) involved also remains to be answered in the use of manuka honey for the relief of inflammatory bowel conditions.

There has been no research carried out on this, but many anecdotal reports of it being effective indicate that maybe some clinical research should be carried out.

That the antibacterial activity of honey can be effective in the gut has been demonstrated in a clinical trial published in the British Medical Journal in 1985, where it was reported that honey halved the duration of bacterial diarrhoea.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Manuka honey in medicine, part 3

Professor Peter Molan, Honey Research Unit, University of Waikato in New Zealand, looks at the use of manuka honey as a medicine.

As well as rapidly clearing infection, honey has been demonstrated in clinical usage to have several other therapeutic actions that are of great benefit. It very rapidly causes pus and dead tissue to lift off messy wounds, so surgical debridement or the use of enzymes (which are generally too expensive to use) are not necessary to get a clean wound bed to allow healing to begin.
It actively stimulates the healing process, so that rapid healing occurs and skin grafting is not needed. It rapidly soothes inflammation and thus decreases the exudation of serum from wounds, and decreases swelling and painfulness.

Trials are currently being conducted on the use of manuka honey to reduce the inflammation that results from radiotherapy.

The rapid clearance of inflammation in wounds by honey also gives healing without scarring. This is because part of the inflammatory process is the stimulation of fibroblasts to produce scar tissue to repair the wound, and prolonged inflammation gives over-stimulation, so excessive amounts of scar tissue are produced.

One of the factors that has slowed the uptake of the use of honey in clinical practice has been the practical difficulty of handling a very sticky substance that, when it warms up to body temperature, becomes quite watery and runs off wounds.
But technology has now been developed that makes honey easy to apply to wounds in the form of manufactured dressings. These are not only convenient to use but also increase the effectiveness of the honey on the wound. Because the water content of honey is strongly bound up with the sugar molecules, there is very little wetting of dressings applied to cover honey on a wound, so much of the honey, when it becomes runny at body temperature, gets squeezed out sideways, leaving very little remaining to exert its therapeutic effects.

If, however, the dressing is impregnated with honey before it is applied to the wound, then a larger amount of honey can be kept on the wound. There are two wound dressings impregnated with manuka honey on sale in the UK.

One consists of a triple layer of low adherent knitted viscose impregnated with manuka honey. The other consists of a mechanically bonded M-type calcium alginate fibre dressing impregnated with manuka honey.

 The calcium alginate fibres convert to a sodium alginate gel when wound exudate is absorbed, which has the advantage when used on an exuding wound of not only containing the exudate cleanly within the dressing but also of preventing the honey from being flushed out of the dressings, as can happen with the viscose dressings.

Both of these types of dressing are CE marked products. A further development, expected to be on sale in 2006, consists of manuka honey gelled with sodium alginate in the form of a sheet of non-sticky, rubbery material that has a very large capacity to absorb wound exudate.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Manuka honey in Medicine Part 2

Professor Peter Molan, Honey Research Unit, University of Waikato in New Zealand, looks at the use of manuka honey as a medicine.

A large amount of clinical experience has shown that manuka honey, selected to have a high level of this unique antibacterial activity, gives rapid clearance of infection from heavily infected wounds not responding to other treatment, and gives rapid healing of chronic wounds not responding to any other treatment.

Many case reports from this work have been published, including a small pilot trial. A very large multi-centre, randomised, controlled clinical trial of many honey dressings on leg ulcers, funded by the New Zealand Government, has nearly been completed (see http://www.ctru.auckland.ac.nz/research/halt/).

In view of this evidence for the effectiveness of honey in healing infected wounds, and that from several randomised, controlled trials demonstrating that honey protects burns from becoming infected, it has been proposed that honey be used prophylacticly on hospital patients at risk of acquiring infection through 'superbugs'.

Many laboratory studies have shown that manuka honey has a potent antibacterial action against MRSA, VRE, ESBL strains of various species, Acinetobacter baumannii, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, and other species such as Pseudomonads and coagulase-negative Staphylococci that are difficult to control because of antibiotic resistance.

The most common routes of infection for these bacteria, leading to fatal septicaemia in patients with a weakened immune system, are open wounds and where catheters are inserted into the body. The two trials that have been conducted to test the effectiveness of honey in preventing infection of catheter exit sites have given positive results. This proposal has been tried at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand in a ward with a history of recurrent outbreaks of MRSA infection.

Manuka honey dressings have been used on all at-risk patients and there have been no cases of MRSA infection since. Whilst this does not constitute proof of the idea, it does indicate that it warrants further trial.

The Department of Health in the UK has been approached with this information as a proposal for dealing with the national problem of hospital acquired infection, but has rejected it on the grounds that manuka honey dressings are not registered specifically for treating infection with MRSA.

This is not likely to happen before many more hospital patients die, because the companies involved in marketing honey for medical use are not large enough to be able to afford the high costs involved in getting such registration unless the clinical trials needed are publicly funded.

Manuka UMF honey

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Manuka honey in Medicine Part 1

Professor Peter Molan, Honey Research Unit, University of Waikato in New Zealand, looks at the use of manuka honey as a medicine.

Honey has been used for thousands of years to treat wounds, gastroenteritis and eye infections. It was displaced from common usage by the advent of antibiotics in the 1940s.

But now that the widespread and rapidly increasing resistance of microbes to antibiotics has become a major global threat to health, there has been a renaissance in the use of honey to treat infections.

The ancient physicians were aware that some honeys were better than others for treating infections, but this ancient wisdom has survived only in folk medicine.

It was through scientific investigation following up such folk knowledge in New Zealand that manuka honey was discovered to have a unique anti-microbial component additional to the enzymically produced hydrogen peroxide that is responsible for the anti-microbial activity of all honey.

This unique anti-microbial activity is of extremely broad spectrum and is equally as effective against antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria as it is against other strains.

Also, unlike other topical anti-microbial agents used on wounds, manuka honey does not slow the healing process by having adverse effects on the exposed wound tissue.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Eczema - Are we too clean for our own good?

Recent studies suggest that if our bodies are too clean we lack the essential oils to lubricate our skin which can lead to conditions eczema and dermatitis.
Dr Sanjiv Nichani, head of children's services at Nuffield Hospital, Leicester, in UK says the number of cases of patients suffering from allergies and eczema, has "exploded" in western countries, compared with eastern countries.
He said: "One reason may be that we live in a relatively sterile environment which triggers certain cells in the immune system which veer towards causing allergies.
One way to prevent eczema developing is to apply emollients or moisturisers and the best time to apply them is after a bath when the skin is soft and absorbent.

Dr. Nichani says that moisturisers which are 'fatty' or thick are best because they allow better penetration and stay on the skin longer.

People looking for natural moisturisers who don't want to resort to steroid creams should try creams containing Manuka honey as this is both antimicrobial and it penetrates well into the skin.

One cream which has achieved excellent results is Manuka UMF honey cream containing 30% pure Manuka UMF 15+ honey as well as other natural oils and waxes renowned for their skin calming properties. People who have used this cream for themselves or their children have been delighted with the effectiveness both in healing the skin and calming the itch.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Hair loss due to seborrheic dermatitis infection

Reports from Korea show that hair loss can be attributed to seborrheic dermatitis fungal infection in both men and women.
According to Dr. Lee Moon wan, “Abnormality of energy metabolism, poor blood circulation, liver disorder and kidney malfunction, low metabolism can all contribute to hair loss,”. “Therefore, it’s essential to boost the body’s own defenses to prevent hair loss and cure scalp ailments.”

One way to boost the body's defenses is with Deer Velvet Antler tonic, which has a long history of use in the East.
Velvet Antler has only fairly recently become accepted in the West as a health tonic and as a natural joint support and arthritis treatment.

Once the body's immune system has been supplemented, treating seborrheic dermatitis is very effective with natural Manuka oil, cream and soaps.

New Zealand Manuka oil is proven in studies to have powerful antifungal properties which controls the malassezia fungus, the cause of seborrheic dermatitis.

A natural seborrheic dermatitis treatment pack is available on-line from Manuka Natural Ltd in New Zealand.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Athletes foot question

I’ve increased my running activity lately; as well as other sports. I’ve never had a case of athletes foot before. After a run and a trip to the market one day, I began to feel a burning feeling on my right foot. I removed my sneaker to find some peeling. After reading your article that wearing sneakers without socks can cause for a case of athletes foot, I’ve picked up some light socks for running today. The itching was so intense after yesterday’s run, my drive back home, I was moving my toes around in the shoes. Also, I’ve been wearing the same running shoe every day. Is there anything else I should do? - This from a customer email.

Yes you should immediately apply Manuka oil between and around your toes and cream to the rest of your feet.
We recommend using the complete Athletes Foot treatment pack which also includes Manuka soap.

You should wash your running shoes, and dry them thoroughly before wearing them again.

Athletes foot fungus spoors will survive in damp running shoes for long periods and the only way to get rid of it is to wash and dry well, you could also dry the insides with a hair drier as the heat will help to get rid of Athletes foot.

After that make sure you wear socks and wash them every day.

Apply Manuka oil to your toes daily until symptoms of itchiness stop.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Bee Venom mask popular in Canada

For some unknown reason Canadians are buying Manuka Natural Bee Venom mask and moisturisers in unprecedented numbers.

Do Canadians know something that other nationalities don't?

Bee Venom in a cream, mask or moisturizer formulated with New Zealand Manuka honey are very popular and receiving acclaim around the world and the word has been well spread across Canada, even more than USA.

Bee Venom creams are also selling well in UK, Western Europe and Australia with Asian countries not as well represented at present.

Bee Venom from Manuka Natural in New Zealand is available in glass pots for the Mask and Moisturizer, and in an airless pump applicator for a cream also referred to as Beetox Cream for its Botox imitating effect without the pain or needles.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Dust mites preventing sleep

If you are already having trouble sleeping, stop reading this right now. I’m going to talk to you today about dust mites.

What, you might ask, do dust mites have to do with sleeping? My bed isn’t dusty. Well, they get their name from the fact that these tiny creatures (they’re half the size of the period at the end of this sentence) shed their skins, and this cast-off skin plus their dried fecal material get airborne and become dust. Researchers think more than 50 percent of the cases of asthma, eczema and hay fever are caused by dust mites.

But it isn’t the dried skin and droppings floating around in the air that is why I asked about your sleep habits. You see, these mites spend all of their time in your bed. In fact, the estimates run anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million mites can be sharing your mattress with you.
Of course, you’ll never see them, no matter how many there are. Their tiny size and their translucent bodies make them, for all intents and purposes, invisible. The inventor of the microscope, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, was the first person to actually observe them back in 1694. You can imagine the sleepless nights he had for a while. These mites are downright ugly to look at.

The reason they like your bed so much is that it’s an almost perfect environment for them. Their favorite food is you -- or what used to be you. They don’t chew your flesh or suck your blood. They eat the dead skin you shed. You lose over 50 million skin cells every week, and that’s if you haven’t been running around outside getting sunburned. I suppose that would be like grilled steaks to these little guys.

Add to that the warm and humid conditions under your blankets and they live happy but short lives. The humidity is the key. They like it around 70 percent or higher. In the old days, this wasn’t a problem. Our homes were more or less exposed to the same humidity as existed outside, but with the advent of air conditioning and central heating, that changed radically. Once the humidity drops below 50 percent, dust mites shrivel up and die.

It turns out that an unmade bed is unappealing to them, whereas a tightly fitted, well-made bed (like we had to do in the military) allows them to survive quite well. Of course, beds aren’t the only place they can live. A dust mite can snuggle into upholstered furniture, in shag or other long-fibered carpets or rugs and in plush toys.
You’ll never completely eliminate dust mites from your home -- can’t be done -- but you can do things to significantly reduce their numbers.

Start with regular vacuuming. Go over your carpets, curtains, furniture and rugs. This will pick up skin flakes and fecal material as well as mites. Throw away the bag once you’re through. Dust mites can live inside of the bag just as well, if not better, as they can in your bed. Use mattress covers that are specifically designed to inhibit dust mites. Remove soft toys from the bedroom or periodically wash them in hot water or freeze them for 24 hours. If you decide to freeze them, you’re still going to need to clean them to remove the allergens.- www.sunherald.com/

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Manuka honey UMF 20+

We will have Manuka Honey UMF 20+ back in stock again this month.

This highest grade of Manuka honey has been sold out for many months due to very high International demand and limited supply.

Other UMF grades of Manuka honey are still in stock including Active 5+ , UMF 10+, UMF 15+ and UMF 18+ Manuka honey, all certified.

One thing to remember is that the certification UMF is always a minimum and it has been found that this UMF rating can actually increase with age up to two or three years, so it improves like a good quality red wine!

Monday, 21 May 2012

Manuka honey UMF 20+ in short supply

One of the highest grades of Manuka honey carrying the UMF 20+ certification has been sold out across New Zealand for over 6 months due to the exceptional demand for this product around the world.

However, despite a poor production season due to poor weather during flowering there will be more Manuka UMF 20+ available again soon.

In the meantime there are still adequate stocks of UMF 18+ which has almost the same level of antimicrobial activity as UMF 20+ Manuka honey.
It should be remembered that when a batch of Manuka honey is tested for certification, the UMF number applied to it is a minimum, it could well be higher than that stated on the label.
Unlike many other products, Manuka honey's antimicrobial activity appears to improve with age, so a batch of honey tested at UMF18+ could well become UMF 20+ within a year of processing.

So the message is not to be to alarmed if the best you can order at present only has a rating of UMF 18+, it could well be higher than that by the time you receive it.

For certified high quality Manuka honey check the availability at Manuka Natural

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Sleeping with your dog can cause serious health problems

Reports state that half of pet owners sleep with their dogs. But experts say, having a dog cuddle in bed with you can make you very sick.

Dr. Lynn Proctor from Banfield, a pet hospital in Willoughby, Ohio said if you don't watch closely, you can put yourself at risk. She believes in preventative health care for your pet, so they and you aren't ever at risk for sickness.

"If you pet the animal, and go somewhere outside, you must wash your hands. Keep your house clean and wash your bed sheets every couple of days,” Proctor said.

Some local primary care doctors said they are seeing more pet-related illnesses like ringworm in their patients lately. Some even said they believe it could be from that close contact in bed. They are treating everything from fleas, to worms to meningitis, according to some experts.

Now, with the weather breaking and such a mild winter we've had, fleas and ticks are a problem, too. Tick bites can lead to Lyme disease, which can cause everything from flu-like symptoms to paralysis.

Certain internal parasites like tapeworms can be passed on to humans and the consequences can be serious.

If you notice your pet has some hair loss formed into a patch on their coat, that's a sign of ringworm. Ringworm is another illness that is easily passed on to people. Ringworm is a fungus and it's contagious so you or your children can definitely catch it from both dogs and cats.

Treatment options for Ringworm are available for both humans and pets. A natural ringworm solution that can be used on both dogs and humans is a formula containing New Zealand Manuka essential oil in both an oil, cream and soap. These products should be used together both as a treatment and prevention of further ringworm outbreaks.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Scabies closes schools

Outbreaks of the scabies mite has closed a school in Buffalo NY as a precaution as several children have contracted the tiny parasite.
Health officials have warned that people need to be vigilant to make sure that this contagious condition does not become widespread in the community.
On the World Health Organisation's website, they list the principal sign of the infestation as a pimple-like rash that is most commonly found on the hands, especially the webbing between the fingers, the skin folds of the wrist, elbow or knee, the penis, the breast or the shoulder. Infestation often causes intense itching all over the body, especially at night.
Another case of scabies has been confirmed at Mort Elementary School in Tampa Fl.
Although there are a number of scabies treatment products on the market, the problem has become more serious as there are now strains of scabies mites that have developed resistance to many of the chemical treatments including Lyclear, malathion, permethrin and ivermectin.
Scientists studying scabies treatments in Australia have discovered that there are natural treatments that are available which are effective against resistant strains of scabies.
One such natural treatment is a formula containing Tea Tree and New Zealand Manuka essential oils in both an oil product and in a cream base.
Both of these products and a soap containing Manuka oil are recommended in a natural scabies treatment kit supplied by Manuka Natural a New Zealand company specialising in natural products.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Seborrheic dermatitis can cause hair loss

Seborrheic dermatitis is most commonly found on the scalp of men and around the nose of both men and women where the oil glands are more active.
In men the hair follicles produce oil, which if excessive, can be infected with the Malassezia fungus causing large areas of greasy dandruff. In cases where it is not treated Seborrheic dermatitis can cause hair loss by blocking the hair follicles.
Seborrheic dermatitis can be treated with antifungal products and one of the most effective is a combination of New Zealand Manuka oil and a cream containing Manuka honey. These products work together to eliminate the Malassezia fungus and return the skin to its natural healthy condition.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a severe form of dandruff or in babies and young infants it can be referred to as cradle cap.
The symptoms of Seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp are large thickened ares of dandruff with a characteristic unpleasant smell.
Treatment options include antifungal creams, shampoos and the natural seborrheic dermatitis treatment from Manuka Natural

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Bee venom mask popular

Bee venom mask, moisturisers and creams continue to gain ground in the natural beauty market as more people hear about their success.
Initially English Royalty and a number of high profile celebrity film stars publicised the use of bee venom creams and masks to reduce the visible signs of ageing by reducing the facial fine lines and wrinkles.
These bee venom products have been referred to as a natural form of Botox, colloquially called Beetox.

Three different bee venom products are available to suit individual requirements

The great advantage of bee venom in a cream or mask is that it can be applied by the individual without painful or invasive needles or surgery.

The predominant response from users of bee venom masks and moisturisers is that they have seen positive results not only to their fine lines, but also to their general complexion which has drawn admiring comment from friends and colleagues.

Another advantage of bee venom in a cream is that the cost is low, it can be applied at home and no-one needs to know that the user is indulging their skin in this youthful enhancement.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Incidence of nail fungus growing

According to Dr. Alexander Fish a Manhattan podiatrist, nail fungus can affect anyone at any time and has become more common than once thought.
Nail fungus spores are everywhere and very common in gymnasiums, pools and spas, anywhere where there is dampness and warmth.
Recent exposure of a lack of hygiene at certain nail clinics has highlighted the need to be careful where you get your nails done. Clinicians should always wear gloves and surfaces and instruments should be sterilised between patients or customers.
One way that people can prevent nail fungus infection is to periodically apply a light application of New Zealand Manuka oil to their fingertips and toenail tips and massaging the oil into the end of the nail.
NZ Manuka essential oil has been proven in scientific in-vitro studies to eliminate the fungus at very low concentrations and without any side effects.
Manuka oil has quite a woody aroma and can be diluted with olive oil.
Alternatively Manuka oil is also formulated in a cream which can be applied to areas prone to nail or skin fungus

Bee Venom cream popularity increases

Sales of the Bee Venom cream, mask and moisturizers continue to grow with many repeat orders coming through now.
Clearly those who have tried them have experienced the benefits and many have said that their friends have commented on their complexion as well.
Some have said that their skin also feels softer and that they have not had the spots or breakouts that they had suffered before using the Bee Venom creams.
This observation is logical because of the Manuka honey which is an important ingredient in all of these bee venom products. Manuka honey is antibacterial in action as well as enhancing the moisture retention of the skin.
So if you have not tried any of the Bee Venom masks, moisturizers or creams, give them a try and experience a more youthful appearance.

Acne drug linked to eye health problems

New Research from Tel Aviv University in Israel describes serious health concerns associated with the use of Acne drug Isotretinoin, sold under various brands including Roaccutane, Claravis and Amnesteem.
Researchers warn that the use of Isotretinoin to treat Acne has been linked with serious side effects including bone growth delays in teenagers, miscarriages and birth defects when taken by pregnant women.
More recently the use of Isotretinoin has been identified with serious eye health problems including conjunctivitis (pink eye), styes and dryness.
Apparently the effect of drying the sebum secretions on the skin where Acne is most common also affects function of the meibomian glands on the eyelids leading to a lack of lubrication of the eyes.
If left untreated this can cause long term damage to the persons sight.
According to  Dr. Rick Fraunfelder, a professor at Oregon Health and Science University and an eye health specialist, recommends people seriously consider the side effects before starting isotretinoin treatment for Acne
"It's a relatively dangerous drug," he said. "The best way to avoid these side effects is if you do not take the drug at all."

Manuka Natural have the same view that people suffering from Acne should only use these drugs when all other avenues of Acne treatment have been tried. Clearly many people are using drugs with a high risk of side effects when there are very effective natural alternatives available.
One successful natural Acne treatment involves the application of Manuka honey formulated in a cream along with diluted Manuka essential oil and Manuka soap.
These natural Manuka products have been very effective in controlling the bacteria that causes Acne in studies and leave the skin in a healthy condition with no reported side effects of any kind.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Enzyme responsible for seborrheic dermatitis

Scientists have discovered that an enzyme is responsible for the Malassezia globosa fungus that's a common cause of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
Seborrheic dermatitis a severe form of greasy dandruff that can appear on the face as well as the scalp results from excessive production of oil from the sebum glands attached to hair follicles.
It is this enzyme that appears to stimulate over production of sebum, leading to the development of the Malassezia fungus.
Several over the counter treatments are available to treat seborrheic dermatitis, however many contain chemical ingredients which may cause other problems.
For those who prefer a natural seborrheic dermatitis treatment a very good natural alternative is provided by the New Zealand Manuka plant in both the essential oil and the special Manuka honey.
Manuka Natural produce a cream containing 30% Manuka UMF15+ honey, an oil containing 25% East Cape Manuka essential oil and a soap containing Manuka oil specifically for controlling skin fungi and seborrheic dermatitis.
These products are grouped together in a natural seborrheic dermatitis treatment pack for convenience including free shipping worldwide.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

New study on hand eczema in health care workers

An interesting new study reports that health care workers in Denmark appear to suffer from a higher incidence of hand eczema than the general population.

Reasons for this high level of hand eczema appear to be linked to two main factors; the wearing of synthetic rubber gloves and excessive hand washing.

Suggested remedies to reduce the incidence of hand eczema include the use of natural rubber gloves in place of synthetic and the use of hand sanitiser (when the hands appear clean) in place of washing as frequently as had been done.

The high use of hand moisturisers was also cited as a possible factor, which, if containing synthetic chemicals, could also contribute to skin problems.

We would recommend that people suffering from any form of eczema consider applying a moisturiser or cream containing Manuka honey as there has been a lot of anecdotal evidence that the antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of Manuka honey have helped to overcome eczema conditions.

There are a range of Manuka honey creams available including moisturisers and hand creams through to specific Manuka honey cream containing 30% Manuka UMF 15+ honey.

Monday, 23 April 2012

New Eczema Research

According to a report in the Otago Daily Times in New Zealand, World-class research led by New Zealand's University of Otago researcher Dr Kristin Wickens is opening up new horizons in the prevention of eczema among high-risk infants, showing that probiotic use can halve the risk.

Probiotics are microorganisms that protect their host and prevent disease.

The study showed one probiotic, a bacterium named Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001, reduced the risk of developing eczema by the age of 2 by about half among young children who were at high risk of developing eczema.
The probiotic was developed by Fonterra the International milk processing company in New Zealand.

The probiotic has the effect of increasing the population of 'good' bacterium in the human gut - where it already occurs naturally, as it does in yoghurt.   

Some earlier but smaller studies in Finland had shown positive effects of probiotic use in eczema, but the Otago University-led research involved a much larger study and was internationally significant, according to Prof Gerald Tannock, of the Otago microbiology and immunology department.

Researchers say that if eczema could be successfully prevented in childhood, there could also be wider potential benefits in halting an "allergic march" towards developing other conditions, such as asthma and hay fever.

For those that already suffer from Eczema a natural topical solution has been found in applying Manuka honey cream formulated with natural oils and extracts renowned for their skin calming and anti-inflammatory effect.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Yeast infection causes

In the last posting we referred to the most common causes of yeast infection and a leading one of these is a high sugar intake that feeds the yeast infection.
Yeast infection can also result from low levels of acidophilus which usually counteracts the sugars in the body, so taking acidophilus yoghurt will help to lower the available sugars.
Antibiotics is another contributing factor to yeast infection, women in particular can be affected when taking antibiotics for any bacterial infection, ironically taking antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis can lead to a vaginal yeast infection.
This can become a vicious circle with a treatment for one infection becoming a leading cause of another.
To break the circle it requires a treatment that can control both bacterial and yeast infections at the same time.
One such yeast infection treatment which will also prevent the development of bacterial vaginosis is New Zealand Manuka oil in a cream, oil and soap formulation. This natural yeast infection treatment has been highly successful for women who have suffered from one or other or both of these very unpleasant infections.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Yeast Infection causes

Yeasts, fungi and bacteria are all part of the natural flora that appears all over our bodies, they will have higher populations in different parts of our bodies due to the different 'mini climates' that we all have.

Areas like the face and hands which are out in the open and more exposed to wind and sun will be drier, while other parts which are always covered provide warm, dark and humid conditions which are ideal for the growth of fungi and yeasts. Areas such as the armpits, folds in the skin and especially vagina's are very prone to the development and multiplication of yeasts.

Normally there is a healthy and natural balance of fungi, bacteria and yeasts, however it only takes a small change in what we eat or apply to our bodies to upset this delicate balance and get an overgrowth of yeast.

And the first place it will appear is the vagina because the conditions of warmth, moisture, darkness and lack of oxygen are just right for an overgrowth to develop.

Studies show that 3 out of 4 women will develop a yeast infection at some time and there are numerous factors that can contribute to a yeast infection.
The first is sugar, a high intake of sugar actually feeds the yeast causing it to multiply out of control.

This requires a yeast infection treatment that will return the body to its natural balance.

One such natural yeast infection treatment which has been very successful is the essential oil of the New Zealand Manuka tree. This Manuka oil is formulated in natural cream, oil and soap products which make up a comprehensive yeast infection treatment pack.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Ringworm more prevalent in summer

According to Dr. Christopher Scuderi at UF New Berlin Family Medical Center, we'll see more ringworm in the summer.
As children get hot and sweat more the skin is moist for longer and because it is more common to keep the skin covered to prevent sunburn the skin is both damp and dark, ideal conditions for ringworm fungus to multiply

Ringworm can be itchy but doctors say you don't want to scratch it because if you break the skin you can introduce bacteria which can become a more serious infection.

One way to control ringworm and bacterial infection is to use a natural ringworm treatment

New Zealand Manuka essential oil is used in the natural ringworm treatment pack of oil, cream and soap which will control the ringworm and prevent bacterial infection from developing.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Bee venom mask gets glowing report from Gwyneth Paltrow

The Daily Express reports that Gwyneth Paltrow is delighted with the results to her complexion following the use of a bee venom mask as quoted on her website.

She said she had been given bee venom therapy for an old injury and it disappeared. "I was also recommended bee pollen, raw honey and propolis for various purposes,"

"So far, these recommendations have worked for me," she added.

Bee Venom is available from Manuka Natural in three different formulas, as a bee venom mask, a bee venom moisturizer, and a vee venom cream, also referred to as beetox cream for the Botox like effect that it has on fine lines and wrinkles without the painful injections.

Bee venom cream, mask and moisturizer can be applied daily at night as a mask or during the day under makeup as a moisturiser or cream.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Manuka honey in short supply

Reports coming in from beekeepers around New Zealand are stating that the famed Manuka honey will be in short supply this year because of an unusually poor flowering season due to inclement weather.

When the weather is wet or cloudy the bees do not get out as much to gather the nectar from the Manuka flowers.

In normal sunny summers the Manuka plants flower well and large amounts of Manuka honey are produced which is then tested for the additional antimicrobial activity that is a unique feature of Manuka honey.

Where the Manuka plants are concentrated and few other floral sources of nectar are available to the honey bees the honey can reach very high levels of antibacterial and antifungal activity. This is measured according to a scale developed by Professor Peter Molan of Waikato University in New Zealand called UMF or Unique Manuka Factor to describe and certify the level of antimicrobial activity of this honey which is only produced in New Zealand.

Unfortunately for the bees and for the public, hospitals and clinics around the world who use this special honey to treat stubborn infections, there will not be as much available for export this year as in normal seasons, which is expected to put pressure on prices, especially for the higher grades like Manuka UMF 20+.

Local on-line businesses have been able to secure some of this Manuka UMF honey for their clients and expect to be able to supply limited amounts over the coming months.

To check the availability of Manuka UMF honey in various certified grades click here

Home remedies for ringworm

For some reason a lot of people seem to think that there could be something in their pantry or laundry that could treat common infections.
Ringworm is one example where we hear of some quite wierd ideas about what can be used as a home remedy.
A popular ringworm home remedy is bleach, (we have also seen this recommended to treat scabies), however it should not be used for two reasons, the first is that bleach, most commonly chlorine, does not kill fungus spores unless it is used in concentrated form, secondly if it is strong enough to kill the ringworm fungus, it will cause severe burns to the skin.
Another ringworm home remedy that is seen on forums is garlic, which is also largely ineffective treating ringworm and can cause chemical burns and long term scarring.
There are many people who prefer to use a natural remedy for ringworm because of concerns about using over the counter ringworm treatments that are chemical based and for good reason, some can cause side effects.
People looking for a proven natural ringworm treatment, should consider one containing the essential oil of the New Zealand Manuka tree, this natural extract has been widely tested and found to be just as effective as any man-made chemical based treatment. A strategy of using cream oil and soap formulas containing Manuka oil are a safe and effective ringworm treatment

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Natural treatment for acne and pimples

Acne and pimples can be treated naturally by using antibacterial herbal products.

New Zealand Manuka honey has been proven to be highly antibacterial controlling a wide range of harmful bacteria including the bacteria that cause acne and pimples. New Zealand Manuka essential oil is also a proven treatment for acne and pimples.

Manuka Natural have developed a special cream containing a very high grade of Manuka UMF 15+ honey that is included in the acne cream at 30% by volume. This allows the Manuka honey to be applied to areas of the skin where acne and pimples are a problem to penetrate deeply into the skin preventing further outbreaks.

The Manuka oil is ideal for spot treatment to kill the bacteria and to allow the spot to heal naturally.
Manuka soap is also provided in this Natural Acne Treatment pack to cleanse the skin naturally further limiting the possibility of acne and pimple outbreaks.

Manuka honey cream also helps to prevent scarring from acne and to heal previous acne scars.

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Ringworm from animals

Ringworm is one of the many diseases and parasites carried by domestic pets that can be passed to humans. Dogs and cats are carriers of several potentially nasty diseases and infections that can infect humans, including giardia, roundworm, toxoplasmosis, ringworm, tapeworm, cat scratch fever, which, in serious cases can affect the human host's heart and brain.
Veterinarians say the best way to avoid infection was to follow vaccination and worming schedules and to practise good hygiene. Animal faeces will contaminate the garden or sandpit and can pass on immature roundworms to adults and particularly children. Tapeworms can be carried by dogs and while they may tolerate them can cause nasty cysts in people. The most important thing people can do, is to wash your and especially with children it is a good idea to apply a hand sanitiser after playing where animals live.
Ringworm is one of the easier fungus infections to treat if caught from an animal, or simply just appearing on the skin. It can be treated safely and effectively with natural cream and oil containing the essential oil of the New Zealand Manuka plant. Studies show that Manuka oil is 5-10 times more effective treating ringworm than Tea Tree oil without the potential to cause a rash.
These products are now available in a comprehensive natural ringworm treatment pack

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Scabies outbreak in Clinton Louisiana schools

It has been reported that 13 students have been identified with scabies at East Feliciana Parish public elementary and high school in Clinton La. forcing the school to close and rooms to be disinfected.

Scabies is a very old problem, however in recent years strains of scabies mites have appeared that are resistant to traditional man-made chemical treatments such as lindane, crotamiton, and benzyl benzoate, as well as emerging resistance to permethrin and oral ivermectin.

This has led to the development of natural scabies treatments including formulas containing tea tree oil (or melaleuca) and essential oil from the New Zealand Manuka plant.

A very effective natural scabies treatment is a formula containing both of these proven essential oils in oil, cream and soap products.

More information about natural scabies treatment can be found here: http://www.manukanatural.com/scabies-treatment/

Monday, 26 March 2012

Toxic environment cause of eczema

According to news reports from UK the toxic environment in which we live is a contributing factor in the incidence of eczema outbreaks in children and adults.
Chemical irritants and allergens are a major cause, including dust mites and pet fur, so the kitten, puppy or rabbit you got for your child could be a cause of eczema.
Eczema also appears to be linked to asthma suggesting that it could be the air that we breath that is leading to a greater incidence of eczema today than was the case a decade or two ago.
Of the treatments available the safest is often a natural herbal remedy and one that has received a lot of acclaim contains New Zealand Manuka honey. Manuka honey is used in a wide range of skin care and healing formulas today and is now widely accepted by the medical community as a highly effective antimicrobial agent. Manuka honey has the added benefit of being hygroscopic, attracting and maintaining moisture and calming the skin. More information is available at http://www.manukanatural.com/eczema-treatment/

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Is your pet making you sick?

Dogs are well documented carriers of Ringworm and cats also carry this fungus which can easily be passed to humans.
This ability to transfer disease from animals to humans and vice-versa called zoonotic disease, and Ringworm is zoonotic.
So you need to make sure that your pets are not carriers of Ringworm, it is not enough that they do not display obvious symptoms, they can sometimes have Ringworm without showing signs of it.
If you see any circular bare patches on your dog or cat it pays to have it checked. A vet will use a Woods test which is a black light (ultraviolet) which will show up Ringworm as a luminous glow and this will need to be treated.
The good news is that Ringworm is simple to treat with a natural ringworm treatment pack consisting of oil, cream and soap containing the essential oil of the New Zealand Manuka bush.
This natural ingredient has undergone considerable scientific testing and been found to be just as effective as over the counter ringworm treatments without any side effects.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

How to get rid of Acne

One of the most common questions asked by acne sufferers is how can you get rid of acne.
In our page on natural acne treatment we explain just how you can get rid of acne with all natural products containing an oil formulation of the essential oil of Manuka (a plant species that only grows in New Zealand) and a cream containing 30% Manuka UMF honey.
You will be able to read scientific studies that prove that these two natural plant extracts can actually get rid of acne infections.
The reason for this success is that these manuka extracts have been tested against all of the different types of bacteria that cause an acne infection.
Manuka honey is also antibacterial and in this exclusive cream made only by Manuka Natural are other carefully selected natural herbal extracts that can reduce swelling and help to reduce scars from past acne attacks.
To read more about how to get rid of acne and the natural acne treatment click here These products come with a 30 day guarantee of satisfaction and free shipping worldwide

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Home remedies for ringworm

It constantly amazes me why people continue to submit crazy home remedies on forums. The most recent ones I have seen relating to home remedies for ringworm include taking garlic, bathing in bleach, and using a paste of baking soda!

Another one stated she didn't want to take her doctors advice because she was worried that the medication could damage her liver. Why would you go to a doctor and not take their advice.

Ringworm treatment is not difficult to do at home, however it is vital that people use treatments that are both safe and effective.
Another poster on a forum complained that her ringworm continued to return following an undisclosed home remedy. It probably returned because the home remedy was totally ineffective.

For people who want to treat ringworm infection at home and want to use a natural product, the ideal solution is the Manuka Natural Ringworm Treatment pack. The products in this pack all contain the essential oil of the New Zealand Manuka plant, which has been proven in scientific studies to be totally effective against the fungus that causes ringworm, safe for children and to have no known side effects.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Bee Venom Mask Reviews

We recently surveyed some of our customers who had purchased our Bee Venom Mask and Bee Venom Moisturizer and asked them what they thought of the products and our service.
Here is a sample of their responses:

"Hi Bill
I have just ordered some more of your product, so I guess this means I like it!
My skin feels great and looks healthy, I enjoy using the products.
Your service, great! (products also very well packed, not damaged in any way, thanks)
Have a great week"

"It is nice and moisturising - I prefer the mask to the cream and will buy it again - RH"

Hi Bill,
"Many thanks for your follow-up email.  I am still in the middle of using both products as I alternate between different products every day.  People have been commenting on my skin lately and I do feel it's very clear.  I want to keep using though, for another while, before I give my final verdict and decide whether to buy again.

I don't actually take it off after the recommended time but leave it on overnight.  I also alternate between the face mask and the face cream.

With regards to the service, it was exceptional!  Very easy to purchase the products, kept up to date on status and then obviously, this follow-up.  The only improvement I could see you making is giving an estimated delivery date when you confirm shipment.  I wasn't sure how long it was going to take to get here and was nicely surprised to receive it very quickly.  I would have liked to have know that in advance.
Hope this helps",



"I love it and will be purchasing more soon.
Thank you",
We will post more reviews as they come in, so far everyone who has tried these creams has been very pleased with the results.

We also have a new one which comes in an attractive pump called Bee Venom Cream which can be used as either a mask or moisturizer or both. Early indications are that this one is also proving to be very popular.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Ringworm treatment

According to Google search results ringworm fungus infections are very common at present and the numbers of searches for Ringworm treatments have been increasing for some time.

This may be a result of the ringworm infections becoming more widespread or simply that more people are looking for on-line advice and solutions to this common problem.

What is known is that ringworm is easily treatable with effective products and that there is no need to resort to using chemicals or drugs to treat it.

Many home remedies have been suggested such as vinegar, vicks vapourub, baking soda etc. however in order to get rid of this skin fungus permanently it will be necessary to use a proven antifungal treatment.

One of the most successful treatment options is a natural one in the form of essential oil from the New Zealand Manuka plant species.

Scientific studies show that Manuka oil is 5-10 times more effective than Tea Tree oil, (also a common natural remedy) and that Manuka oil is much more easily tolerated on the skin than Tea Tree oil.
Manuka oil comes in a convenient ringworm treatment pack comprising soap, skin cream and manuka oil in two concentrations.

Application is simple, just apply the oil directly to the immediate areas affected by ringworm with a cotton bud and surrounding areas with cream, washing daily with the soap and all signs of ringworm infection should disappear within a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Are doctors to blame for the continuing scabies epidemic?

I think doctors are at least partly to blame for the continuing problem of scabies infestations in communities because they keep prescribing ineffective treatments which only makes eradication more prolonged.
When doctors prescribe drugs with active ingredients lindane, crotamiton, benzyl benzoate, permethrin and oral ivermectin sold under various trade names they are recommending an ineffective product which does not kill the scabies mites or their eggs.

This is because it is well established that the scabies mites have developed resistance to these drugs.
What this means is that while some of the mites may die as a result of these products, many more will survive and breed a new generation of mites that are not affected by these drugs.

Doctors tend to recommend conventional treatments because this is what many of their patients expect.

However it is now time for doctors to look at research which demonstrates that new acaricides need to be prescribed to effectively combat the growing resistance of scabies to conventional treatments which are clearly no longer effective.

One such new treatment identified by Australian and Japanese research is a Tea Tree and Manuka essential oil formula in the form of a cream and rubbing oil. Manuka oil is also available in a soap, and the combined application of these products in a natural scabies treatment pack have been shown to be highly effective in controlling the spread of this difficult human parasite.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Bee venom cream

A very nice new addition to our range of bee venom beauty masks and moisturisers is the Honey Collection Natural Beetox Cream.
This cream can be used as either a mask or moisturizer or both depending on how the user applies it.
If applied thinly this bee venom cream is able to be applied under makeup and worn all day or if applied more heavily can be used as an invigorating mask and removed with manuka honey facial cleanser after 30 minutes.
This new cream has a wonderful aroma reflecting its natural ingredients which include manuka UMF honey as a proven moisturising and natural antibacterial ingredient.
Natural Beetox comes in a very attractive pump applicator which is convenient for carrying in purse or handbag, keeping the cream fresh and free of contamination.