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The Marvels of Manuka Honey

Posted on 18 May, 2019 at 6:40 Comments comments (0)

Manuka honey is a type of honey native to New Zealand. 


This particular high strength one comes from @amaranth_uk in Bramhall £29.99


I was first introduced to Manuka honey by my Father, who is a Dental Surgeon when I was a very young girl. 


Dad told me how Manuka honey’s antibacterial properties are what make it different from regular honey. (Although he uses local honey for hay fever.)


He says it contains and an active ingredient called Methylglyoxal, which is responsible for these antibacterial effects.


Manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, which makes it super special!


It has natural antibiotic properties (although it doesn’t contain the antibiotics we generally know of).


In gum disease, it produces hydrogen peroxide when applied to the gums, which also kills bacteria which causes infections.


Taken in a hot orange and honey drink (for a sore throat) it is soothing and tastes delightful!


Interestingly, it is now being put into plasters too.


Mum had an open wound on her shin for 3 months, which wouldn’t heal. On one of her regular trips to see the nurse to have the wound redressed, mum mentioned Manuka honey, to which the nurse replied they had dressings with Manuka in them! Within 48hrs of applying Manuka honey the wound had healed over! 


I am currently using it for my youngest daughter, who has constant, recurring tonsilitis, and she is getting great relief with it.


Manuka honey may help alleviate symptoms of other things too (tummy related). However, there are some cautions with it (diabetics, babies), so if you have any concerns as your medical practitioner first.


Comment below if you love Manuka honey, what and how you have used it for below xxx