Can Manuka Honey Really Help Kill the Coronovirus?

Since the coronavirus outbreak, there are various theories floating on the internet that certain health supplements or foods can help to prevent or even kill the coronavirus.

Here are just some of the methods and foods that were claimed to be fighters of the virus:

Garlic

Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus.

Myth-buster Garlic Kills Coronavirus

Vinegar & Warm Water

In a recent Reuters report on 17th March 2020, it was also clear that there was yet sufficient evidence to show that the coronavirus can be killed by gargling with vinegar and warm water.

Vinegar

 

What About Manuka Honey? 

There have been various reports about a young Briton being "self-medicated" in Wuhan by drinking honey and whisky back in Feb 2020.  In fact, there was also a "run" on Manuka Honey in UK supermarkets.

In Singapore, we too have been receiving various enquiries about our Manuka Honey and sales for some of the pack-types were doing much more than normal that they are already quite low in inventory levels.

Being a responsible merchant, we at YES would like to inform our customers that, though Manuka Honey has high anti-bacterial properties, there is currently NO PROOF that Manuka Honey is good for killing the coronavirus as of this writing.

We hope that this article helps to explain to our customers once and for all.  We all need to calm down and do what's right for ourselves and the community by avoiding panic-buying.

However, we are grateful to all our customers' strong support for our products and hope that we can continue to maintain high levels of immunity against any illnesses by eating and living healthily.

Let's look out for one another and be vigilant in challenging times like this!

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