According to a friend of mine who is a Distributor of Aloe Vera products, there seems to be a growing trend away from traditional drugs to the natural curative properties of the Aloe Vera plant and nectar from the flowers of the Manuka bush in New Zealand.
My friend told me a story of a man who is 86 years old and who has been diagnosed with cancer. He was given only a few months to live and went home to die. She happened to be selling Aloe Vera to customers in Dalkey who run a Pharmacy and they asked for an extra bottle for their father. Their father is this 86 year old man. He was given a bottle of Aloe Vera to try out and has fully regained his energy and health and is now the best customer of my friend!!
I am not saying here that this is a ‘Miracle’ cure but sometimes Herbal remedies can re-act better in some patients than drugs. I do not know a lot about Manuka honey except that it is supposed to be superior to Royal Jelly. I do remember Royal Jelly being famous for keeping the skin young and that Cliff Richard was a big user!
From the recent press, I do know that Manuka Honey comes from New Zealand and is used by Sufferers of leg ulcer wounds and MRSA, and is considered to be a first line treatment in a number of serious skin applications.
People are looking for alternative methods of healing their ailments and Aloe Vera and Manuka Honey are just some of the alternatives on offer.