Manuka Honey and Beeswax

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Beeswax

Beeswax is useful for;

  • Providing a filament layer over the skin (protecting it from outside contaminants) (4)
  • Humectant (trapping water/moisture in) (1)
  • Emollient (helps soften skin making it more pliable) (4)
  • Helps to emulsify water and oils in a natural way (4)
  • Mild anti-swelling (anti-inflammatory) effects(4)

 

 

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Manuka Honey

Medical properties (5);

  • Anti microbial
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Phenolic compounds (slows sun induced aging) (8)
  • Wound healing
  • Helps against bed sores, skin infections
  • Effective against hundreds of bacterial strains, fungi and More (5) (6)
  • Provide a protective barrier to prevent infection

 

 

REFERENCES

1. Dr Group –¬†http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/beeswax/

2 http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-305-beeswax.aspx?activeingredientid=305&activeingredientname=beeswax

3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beeswax#Uses

4 http://www.apisalchemy.com/blog/a-little-bit-about-beeswax

5 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609166/

6 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/28/manuka-honey-better-than-xylitol-in-mouthwash.aspx

7 http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/02/14/3689565.htm

8 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814609011340