Intravenous Administration of Manuka Honey Inhibits Tumor Growth and Improves Host

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  1. Americasbeekeeper

    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    Intravenous Administration of Manuka Honey Inhibits Tumor Growth and Improves Host Survival When Used in Combination with Chemotherapy in a Melanoma Mouse Model
    Manuka honey has been recognized for its anti-bacterial and wound-healing activity. In this study, we investigated the antiproliferative activity of manuka honey on three different cancer cell lines, murine melanoma (B16.F1) and colorectal carcinoma (CT26) as well as human breast cancer (MCF-7) cells in vitro. Although better control of tumor growth was observed in animals treated with paclitaxel alone or in combination with manuka honey (61% inhibition), a dramatic improvement in host survival was seen in the co-treatment group.
    http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0055993
     
  2. Barbarian

    Barbarian New Member

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    Poor Science ?

    I am not happy about this report.

    The range of test injections is very limited. I would have liked to seen solutions of Manuka alone, honey alone, honey plus taxol and taxol with the sugars found in honey.

    Thoughts Gary ?
     

  3. Americasbeekeeper

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    That is a lot of variables for a first trial. If they tested honeys other than Manuka they should test several floral sources for the hypthesis I think you are supposing.