The healing properties of honey have been known for centuries. This liquid gold has been used to heal wounds and soothe sore throats due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties it is also used regularly in cooking. Manuka honey, made in Australia and New Zealand is a unique type of honey that contains additional methylglyoxal (MGO) which is converted from dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a compound found only in Manuka flowers.
Benefits of Manuka Honey
With these special compounds Manuka there are plenty of health benefits making it a worthwhile addition to your wellness routine:
Improve Digestion – Just one to two teaspoons a day can have amazing benefits for your digestive health. It contains a pre-biotic which can help your digestive system to balance itself naturally. It can reduce bloating, improve IBS symptoms and prevent gastric ulcers.
Improve Acne – Whether caused by diet or bacteria, using Manuka can improve your acne symptoms. Antimicrobial properties of Manuka can be used safely in conjunction with other low pH products to fight acne breakouts.
Boost Energy – Adding Manuka to your morning routine can give an energy boost with its high nutrient density. Add to your morning oats for a sweet and healthy treat!
Improve Oral Health – Improve issues with gums and reduce plaque with the anti-bacterial properties of Maunuka. Additionally use as a remedy for sore throats. Manuka attacks only the bad bacteria leaving the good bacteria in your mouth to do their job!
Pamper Yourself – Indulge yourself with a Manuka face mask or bath soak and enjoy glowing skin!
Manuka Face Mask
Mash quarter of an avocado and mix with one teaspoon of coconut oil and one teaspoon of Manuka. Apply to face with damp fingers in a circular motion and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and finish with a splash of cold water to close your pores.
Manuka Bath Soak
Add 350ml full fat milk and 130g Manuka Honey into running water. Massage your skin with a washcloth in a circular motion and rinse.