Manuka is a type of honey native to New Zealand. The bees pollinate a flower known as a Manuka bush in order to produce this healing honey.
Manuka has antibacterial properties that have been proven to aid in wound healing and has even been used to naturally heal infections, diabetic ulcers, and sore throats. Manuka can be used to improve oral health & prevent tooth decay & gingivitis. It has even been used topically to treat MRSA infections. It’s a potent antioxidant & anti-inflammatory that may help numerous ailments.
Manuka honey is also excellent when used for the improvement of digestive problems such as IBS, ulcers and even the hard to cure C. Diff strain.
It’s also a wonderful product to use as a healing mask or spot treatment for acne or just basic skin care. I will dab it directly on any acne to speed up the healing process. The natural antimicrobial properties and anti-inflammatory effects make for a great skin salve. If you suffer from hormonal cystic acne I would recommend using a mixture of the honey with some fresh lemon juice and sugar to act as a natural exfoliant. Mix all the ingredients and smooth over damp skin. Allow it to work its magic for at least 20-30 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
I like to use Manuka in my tea and its especially effective when fighting a sore throat. The benefits are numerous and there is plenty of research available online for further information. It’s something I try to incorporate into my diet at least 4X per week. It’s delicious and is something that has worked to improve my acid reflux symptoms since I’ve been consuming it on a regular basis.
You will notice there are different grades of Manuka available. These MGO ratings let you know how potent the honey is. The higher the numbers the more antimicrobial activity it will have & the higher the price as well. There are charts available online to make comparisons so you may make the correct purchase for your needs.
This super honey is totally worth working into your healthy diet. Start reaping the benefits of this natural miracle of nature and discover for yourself why its so prized by medical professionals and the general public as well.