What is Manuka Honey and how does it actually Benefit me?
The origin of Manuka Honey is hinted by its name, it is made from the nectar of the Manuka Bushes native to New Zealand. The delicate white Manuka flowers blossom throughout the summer in New Zealand, which is between late January and early March while we are all suffering from the cold in the Northern Hemisphere. Manuka is the only bush that flowers around that time in the wild forests of New Zealand, so the bees bring back a good concentration of manuka pollen to the hive, to make their honey.
Manuka Honey is well-known for its antiviral, antibacterial and antioxidant benefits and has been used by generations of the indigenous Maori population as part of their own “traditional” remedies.
Some Interesting Scientific Facts on Manuka Honey
- Wound Healing
Manuka Honey has been approved by the UK NHS in the treatment of difficult wound & sores. It has also been used by several UK hospitals to pack wounds after tumour removal in cancer treatment due to its high antibacterial properties. Effectively treating burns, ulcers and non-healing wounds, Manuka Honey has shown to work well against antibiotic-restrains of infections such as MRSA 2.
- Healthier Gums and Throats
Manuka honey plays a big role in reducing the impact of the growth of oral bacteria that causes gingivitis and tooth decay. It attacks bacteria that could potentially lead to soreness, especially with customers going through chemotherapy and radiation.
- Improves Digestive Systems
Manuka Honey has been helping to decrease the inflammation for our customers with their digestion symptoms. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastroenteritis, Chrons Disease and food intolerances can be lessened with the active enzymes from Manuka attacking bacteria and inflammation. Laboratory tests in India have proven Manuka Honey to kill MRSA, e-coli and H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) to name but a few!
- Skincare Boost
Manuka honey’s ability to treat acne by removing bacteria and dealing with blemishes with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties has resulted in Manuka Honey being added to more and more skincare products, although, we know that by making a face mask with the manuka can be just as effective.