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Title: Manuka honey
Post by: tobassam on June 03, 2017, 04:14:07 PM
Recent experience with Manuka honey with my B-major child has shown great effect on his Hb count. Omar used to take transfusions every two weeks. After using a UMF 15+ Manuka Honey, he now transfuses every three weeks.

I believe Manuka excels mostly because of two main attributes:
1- It has a high anti-bacterial activity
2- It is not micro-filtered or pasteurized (raw)

If someone would like the nutritional values alone and has no need for the immune-boosting properties, other raw honeys are available at a fraction of the cost.


Title: Re: Manuka honey
Post by: Andy Battaglia on June 04, 2017, 09:31:10 PM
Manuka honey has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which could explain how it helps to extend the life of red blood cells. Let us know if this positive effect maintains over time.


Title: Re: Manuka honey
Post by: BabyRiya on June 06, 2017, 02:01:25 PM
What should be the dosage of manuka honey for 2 year old?


Title: Re: Manuka honey
Post by: Andy Battaglia on June 11, 2017, 07:19:52 PM
One teaspoon maximum at that age. I would suggest starting with half teaspoon at first.


Title: Re: Manuka honey
Post by: BabyRiya on June 12, 2017, 07:47:10 AM
Okay. Thanks Andy.


Title: Re: Manuka honey
Post by: kaleem on February 15, 2019, 03:59:41 AM
One teaspoon maximum at that age. I would suggest starting with half teaspoon at first.

is it fine to give Manuka honey after bone marrow transplant.. my kid who got BMT 50 days ago had a cough... is it fine to give him manuka honey?


Title: Re: Manuka honey
Post by: Andy Battaglia on February 16, 2019, 04:33:04 PM
Have the doctors given you any dietary restrictions? If sweets are not restricted, manuka honey would be helpful.


Title: Re: Manuka honey
Post by: kaleem on February 20, 2019, 05:33:10 AM
doctors here put no restriction at all, even they say chocolates and canned juices can be given... therefore we are a bit careful what to feed the baby.. he actually got a diarrhea which according to doctors might be due to GVHD ..