England cricketer Moeen Ali has told how an anonymous NHS worker helped save his Ashes series after sending him an amazing Manuka honey first aid product.
The England all-rounder sustained a horrible blister on his finger during the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston last month, with the injury limiting his involvement during Australia's second innings.
However, he found his game was back on track after a kind mystery fan posted him the product saying she thought it would help him recover.
In her letter she told Moeen she was a big fan of his and had noticed he had an injury to his finger which was red raw and inflamed. She went on to send him "this thing called Medihoney".
Speaking on BBC Breakfast the England Player said: "She said she thought it would really help me. She told me she worked for the NHS so I tried it and it really healed my finger straightaway – wow.
"It's amazing and I really want to reply to this lady and I can't remember who it is. I really want to write back and say thank you!"
Now Moeen’s finger has recovered in super-fast time, with photos showing the redness and raw wound has already healed. (Picture Credit – George Dobell from The Cricketer Magazine on Twitter)
Using a Manuka honey – like Medihoney - for wound healing is a well-researched area.
Last year scientists from The University of Manchester reviewed more than more than 250 articles studying the tissue-regenerative properties of honey.
Their research said that MGO (methylglyoxal) found in high levels in Manuka honey contributed to its healing properties.
And more recently, a study from Warwick University has showed that a combination of honey and vinegar has shown promise as a treatment for wound infections.
In the university’s Sweet and Sour Synergy study, researchers found that elements within honey and vinegar have incredible wound healing properties, but when combined in low doses, are even more powerful.
You can access the anti-bacterial properties of Manuka honey today with our certified range of Manuka. Either in jars, skincare, or Care range of support products.