Manuka honey has wonderful health benefits. It has been used historically by many cultures, and is one of the oldest traditional remedies considered to be important for both nutritional & culinary uses.
Manuka honey’s versatility of application allows it to be used for a diverse range of conditions, from sore throats to digestive issues, to grazed knees. Medical grade Manuka honey is also available for doctors to use for infections where antibiotics are not effective.
Manuka honey is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, has wound healing properties, and is helpful for sleep. One of the main healing properties of Manuka honey comes with its antibacterial activity. It retains a high moisture level & viscosity to provide an active barrier against infection. Manuka honey’s significant antibacterial actions may be related to the low pH level of honey, and its high sugar content, which is enough to hinder the growth of microbes.
Raw honey is unfiltered and unpasteurized, and like Manuka honey, raw honey has a range of benefits when consumed in this state. Regular raw honey is nutritionally dense and has some great immune-boosting abilities. Raw unfiltered honey is a rich source of amino acids, vitamins & minerals. Manuka honey is a superior product, having more than 4 times the potency of regular raw honey.
Research has shown there is benefit in regular consumption, providing a protective effect against colds & infections. Manuka honey can be applied topically to support would healing & used in skin care products.