For thousands of years, honey has been used medicinally, but not all honey is created equal. It is used to ease allergy and cold symptoms, but the rare manuka honey goes far beyond a simple table honey. This type of honey has remarkable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.
What makes manuka honey different?
Manuka honey is one of the most multi-purposeful medicinal remedies provided by nature. It is made from manuka flower nectar, and is made only in New Zealand. Many products use “manuka” as a buzzword, but without the honey’s origin being New Zealand, it isn’t the real thing.
Like traditional honey, it can soothe coughs and common cold symptoms. But in 2007, the United States FDA approved manuka honey to be used for the treatment of wounds, meaning it’s been proven to heal cuts and burns. Studies show that this natural remedy can support healing, help to regenerate tissue, and decrease pain in patients suffering from burns.
Further, because of the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, manuka honey can support a healthy microbiome in your gut and even help to clear your skin.
Add some sweetness to your tea, toast, yogurt, or smoothies. A spoonful is always a great option for a sneaky late-night sweet tooth, too. You can even add some into a DIY face mask. Staying healthy has never been so sweet!