Scientific Studies

Evidence Proving The Health Benefits Of Tualang, Gelam, And Kelulut Honey


Physicochemical and Medicinal Properties of Tualang, Gelam and Kelulut Honeys
Tualang, Gelam, and Kelulut Honeys share these major health benefits; (a) anti-oxidative; (b) anti-cancer; (c) anti-inflammatory; (d) wound-healing; (e) anti-microbial; (f) anti-diabetic; (g) anti-obesity; and favorable effects on the cardiovascular system, nervous system and reproductive system. 

Honey With High Levels Of Antioxidants Can Provide Protection To Healthy Human Subjects
Free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated in contributing to the processes of aging and disease. Humans protect themselves from these damaging compounds, in part, by absorbing antioxidants from high-antioxidant honeys, such as Tualang, Gelam, and Kelulut. 



NUTRITION & HEALTH: Tualang Honey Has Higher Phenolic Content And Greater Radical Scavenging Activity Compared With Other Honey Sources
The elevated free-radical scavenging and antioxidant activity observed in Tualang Honey is due to the increased level of phenolic compounds. In addition to its antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties, this study highlights the favorable antioxidant properties of Tualang Honey, which may be important to human nutrition and health. 

COPD: Tualang Honey Increases Quality of Life
Supplementation of honey in patients with COPD results in better intermediate and long term changes in the overall quality of life.

OSTEOPOROSIS: Tualang Honey Is A Safe Natural Alternative To Hormone Replacement Therapy
Tualang Honey has the potential to be used as an alternative treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis due to its anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties against bone loss. As Tualang Honey was able to produce results as effective as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), it can be used as an alternative in order to prevent bone loss with minimal side effects. Risks of hormone therapy include: heart disease, stroke, blood clots, and breast cancer. 

BREAST CANCER: Tualang Honey Could be a Substitute For Chemo Drugs In Fighting Breast Cancer
Tualang Honey and Manuka Honey exhibit anti-breast cancer activity and could synergize with or be a substitute for chemotherapeutic drugs given at suboptimal doses for cancer therapy. 

SMOKING: Tualang Honey Reduces Harmful Side Effects
Tualang Honey can be used by those who are exposed to cigarette smoke either as active or passive smokers in order to protect or reduce the risk of having cardiovascular diseases.

CHRONIC SMOKERS: Tualang Honey Reduces The Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases
Tualang Honey has antioxidant properties that improve oxidative stress status in chronic smokers and play a beneficial role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases that have been linked to cigarette smoking.

ANTIOXIDANTS: Tualang Honey Contains The Strongest Antioxidant Properties By Far
This study compared four different Malaysian honey types: (Acacia, Pineapple, Borneo, and Tualang). Tualang Honey had the highest phenolic compound and flavonoid contents with the highest ferric reducing power values as well as the greatest color intensity, indicating that it has the highest antioxidant potential.

ANTIFUNGAL PROPERTIES: Tualang Honey And Kelulut Honey Are Natural Alternatives Against Fungi That Causes Serious Infection Worldwide 
Malaysian Tualang Honey and Stingless Bee Propolis (from Trigona Kelulut) exhibited significant antifungal activities which are not only fungistatic but also fungicidal against both C. albicans and C. neoformans and could potentially be used as alternative therapeutic agents against these two common fungi.

MALE INFERTILITY: Tualang Honey Is A Natural Alternative
The effect of the natural food, Tualang Honey, was comparable with the prescription drug Tribestan in improving the sperm parameters to enhance vigor, vitality & stamina in male patients with various sexual and reproductive disorders.

KIDNEY DISEASE: Tualang Honey Protects Against High Cholesterol Diet Induced Acute Kidney Disease
Tualang Honey exhibits some degree of renoprotective effect biochemically in subjects fed with high cholesterol diet.

DIABETES: Tualang Honey Is Highly Encouraged For Diabetic Patients 
Tualang Honey possesses characteristics of most of the currently prescribed antidiabetic drugs and suggests it is a novel antidiabetic agent. Consumption of honey or its addition to other carbohydrate diets is highly encouraged in diabetic patients. Glibenclamide and Metformin, the two most commonly prescribed antidiabetic drugs, combined with Tualang Honey improves glycemic control and other metabolic abnormalities.

DEPRESSION: Tualang Honey Is Nature's Antidepressant 
Tualang Honey has antidepressant-like effects. It decreases depression in subjects exposed to stress and reduces depressive-like behavior via preventing hypersecretion of glucocorticoids and improving brain oxidative status.

WOUNDS: Tualang Honey As Effective As Silver Dressings 
Tualang Honey impregnated dressings were as effective as silver impregnated hydrofibre dressings in terms of dressing properties, promotion of wound healing and inflammatory reaction.

DIFFICULT TO TREAT SUPERBUGS: Tualang Honey Better Than Manuka Honey 
Tualang Honey is potent, and in some cases, is equivalent or more powerful than Manuka Honey, especially against S. maltophilia (an uncommon bacterium and human infection that is difficult to treat) and A. baumannii (a superbug can cause diseases such as pneumonia and meningitis). 

Tualang Honey is able to protect the skin against the adverse effects of UV induced DNA damage by radiation and sunlight exposure.



MOST NUTRITIOUS: Kelulut Honey Is The Best 
Overall in term of nutritional value based on comparison with Manuka Honey, Kelulut Honey is the best (highest energy content, lowest moisture level, fat content and fructose level) among the selected Malaysian Honeys (Tualang, Gelam, Kelulut, Wild, and Pineapple).

METABOLIC SYNDROME: Kelulut Honey May Help Against Obesity
Kelulut Honey has stronger antioxidant properties compared to other honey types and may be a functional food against Metabolic Syndrome (a group of conditions including central obesity, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, and hypertension that increases the risk for cardio metabolic diseases) induced by a High-Carbohydrate High-Fat diet. 

DIABETES: Tualang & Kelulut Honey Have Anti-Diabetic Properties
Tualang Honey and Kelulut Honey were found to have an anti-diabetic effect in three animal studies and two human studies. 

INFECTED WOUNDS: Kelulut Honey Works As Well As Medical-Grade Manuka Honey: 
Kelulut has shown the strongest antibacterial activity among the Malaysian Honeys (more than Tualang and Acacia) and can be considered as one of the alternative treatments to reduce the healing period of infected wound. Kelulut Honey was identified to have a close similarity to the medical-grade Manuka.  

COLORECTAL CANCER: Kelulut Fights Colon Cancer
The current finding shows that Kelulut Honey has chemopreventive properties.

ANTIAGING: Traditionally, Kelulut Honey Is Used For Looking & Feeling Younger
Kelulut (stingless bee) Honey is a good source of natural antioxidant which potentially delays skin aging. This study demonstrated that stingless bee honey beneficially increases collagen and decreases the signs of aging skin. 



Natural Antioxidant: Gelam Honey 
The antioxidant content in Gelam Honey is far higher than that of Manuka Honey and Coconut Honey.

Natural Anti-Inflammatory Agent: Gelam Honey 
The anti-inflammatory property of Gelam Honey can help with the inflammation associated with chronic and degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, neurodegenerative diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, and cancer.

Natural Antimicrobial: Gelam Honey 
Gelam Honey is a Natural Antimicrobial Agent Gelam Honey is effective against Klebsiella pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) (Enterococcus faecalis and E. faecium), Escherichia coli, and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium.

CANCER: Gelam Honey Kills (Apoptosis Induction), Prevents (Anti-Proliferative), and Stops (Chemo-Preventive) the Spread of Cancer Cells
Gelam Honey showed an effect to prevent, stop, and kill cancer cells in BREAST CANCER / COLORECTAL CANCER / LIVER CANCER / LUNG CANCER.

WOUNDS: Gelam Honey Heals Wounds
Topical application of Gelam Honey and oral Gelam Honey administration significantly accelerates the rate of dermal repair in wound healing and significantly stimulates wound contraction, providing protection to the wound from further injuries and decreasing scar deposition.

LOWERS TRIGLYCERIDES: Gelam Honey Lowers Triglycerides
High triglycerides may contribute to hardening of the arteries or thickening of the artery walls (arteriosclerosis) — which increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and heart disease. Extremely high triglycerides can also cause acute inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). A significant decrease in triglycerides was displayed in subjects that consumed Gelam Honey.

RADIATION: Gelam Honey Protects Against Gamma Irradiation Damage
Exposure to high levels of radiation from cosmic rays, nuclear reactor plants, X-rays, CT scans, and radiotherapy, can cause acute health effects and can result in long-term health effects such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Gelam Honey modulates the expression of antioxidant enzymes, acting as a radio protectant agent.

CANCER: Gelam Honey + Ginger Combo Fights Colon Cancer 
Gelam Honey and Ginger Extract stop the spread, as well as cause the death of a colorectal cancer cell line. Moreover they displayed synergism in anti-proliferative activity against colon cancer cells when combined. 

Daily consumption for 14 days of Gelam Honey may have positive affects on body weight, meal pattern and biochemical parameters of consumers. Wild harvesting honey (Gelam Honey) exhibit more potential effects compared to beekeeping honey (like the kind found in grocery stores) in term of controlling weight gain and cholesterol level. 

ALLERGIC ASTHMA: Gelam Honey Reduces Asthma Disease
Malaysian Gelam Honey lessens allergic asthma by reducing mucus overproduction, epithelium thickness, the number of mast cells, and inflammatory cells.



COVID-19: Honey Fights COVID-19 In Many Ways 
There are potential therapeutic effects of honey in fighting against COVID-19 by strengthening the immune system, autophagy, anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anti-hypertensive as well as cardio protective effects. 

COVID-19: Honey Reduces The Severity Of COVID-19 
Consuming honey might help in reducing the severity of COVID-19 infection either directly based on its potential antiviral effects against SARS-CoV-2, or indirectly through boosting immune responses.

IMPROVED SLEEP: Honey + Milk Enhances Sleep For Coronary Patients 
The mixture of milk and honey improves the sleep status of patients. So, it can be considered as an effective and affordable intervention to enhance the sleep quality of patients with the acute coronary syndrome

POOR QUALITY SLEEP: Raw Honey Is Better Than Melatonin 
Honey is safe and effective for improving quality of sleep with no associated adverse effects, as compared to melatonin.

A teaspoon of raw honey about 30 minutes before bed can keep you full, thereby enhancing your snooze. It can actually keep blood sugar somewhat stable.

ACUTE COUGH IN CHILDREN: Honey Better Than Diphenhydramine 
Honey relieves cough symptoms better than diphenhydramine (antihistamine used to relieve symptoms of allergy, hay fever, and the common cold) in children aged 12 months to 18 years. 

Parents rated honey higher than a placebo for symptomatic relief of their children's nocturnal cough and sleep difficulty due to URI. Honey may be a preferable treatment for cough and sleep difficulty associated with childhood upper respiratory tract infections (URTI). One dose (10g) - equal to almost 1 Tablespoon, was given 30 minutes before bedtime.

COUGHS & COLDS: Honey Better Than Antibiotics
Honey is superior to usual care for the improvement of symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). It provides a widely available and cheap alternative to antibiotics. Honey has antimicrobial properties, and guidelines recommended honey for acute cough in children (older than 1-2 years).

CANCER: Honey Fights Cancer In Many Ways 
Honey has anti-cancer effects and is an agent able to modulate oxidative stress and has anti-proliferative, pro-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory, immune-modulatory and anti-metastatic properties. The implications of its reported anti-cancer activities and the prospects of utilizing honey to fight cancer will be discussed.

SKIN DISORDERS: Honey Is Potent Against Antibiotic Resistant Microbes
Honey has powerful antimicrobial activity against dermatologically relevant microbes. These findings are particularly promising in current times when the problem of antimicrobial drug resistance is considered a global crisis and the World Health Organization has acknowledged the possibility of a post antibiotic era in which common infections can kill. 

NATURAL POWERHOUSE: Honey Kills, Alters, & Reverses Antibiotic Resistant Microbes + Promotes Tissue Repair + Inhibits Tumor Growth + Protects Against UV DNA Damage  
The ability of honey to kill skin relevant microbes, alter microbial pathogenicity, reverse antibiotic resistance, modulate immunological parameters, promote tissue repair, inhibit tumor cell growth and protect against UV induced DNA damage is really quite remarkable considering it is a scientifically unaltered, purely natural substance produced by bees. 

Studies showed remarkable improvements against certain types of allergic illnesses and support that honey is an effective anti-allergic agent. Allergic diseases including anaphylaxis, asthma and atopic dermatitis (AD) are threatening around 20% of the world population. 

ASTHMA: Honey Can Treat Asthma 
Researchers at UCLA suggest taking 2 teaspoons of honey at bedtime. It’s believed that the sweetness of honey triggers your salivary glands to produce more saliva. This may lubricate your airways, easing your cough. Honey may also reduce inflammation in the bronchial tubes (airways within the lungs) and help break up mucus that is making it hard for you to breathe.

DIARRHEA: Add Honey To Pedialyte®
Honey added to an Oral Rehydration Solution (such as Pedialyte®) promoted rehydration of the body and sped recovery from vomiting and diarrhea.