Raw Manuka honey, New Zealand honey by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush, is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world.
I have it religiously, in a spoon every morning and a spoon every evening or with afternoon tea. I honestly started having it, a year ago, and since then my life changed. My energy level has boosted, my skin feels neater and tighter, It has helped heal a stomach infection this summer while on holiday.
Recently it benefit me in healing my sore throats. Manouka honey also plays a big role in healing digestive illnesses, to curing Staph infections and gingivitis.
The typical raw unfiltered honey is a rich source of:
- Amino acids
- B vitamins (B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid)
HERE IS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO HAVE MANUKA HONEY.
1. Heals Low Stomach Acid, Acid Reflux
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), low stomach acid and acid reflux go hand-in-hand. Because of Manuka honey’s known natural antibiotic qualities, it is a great medicine for any bacteria related disorder. Taking Manuka honey is very beneficial at reducing reflux and balancing your digestive system to heal stomach and intestinal imbalances.
Recently when I was on holiday in Tunisia this August I experienced a bacterial overgrowth and was sick for 3 days, I was lucky because I had a Jar of Manuka with me to heal myself!
2. Acne and Eczema
Manuka honey works marvellously for acne and eczema patients. At this time there are no clinical trials to support these claims, but I have seen real change in my skin its more radiant and feels better since I started having it. Taking into account its proven antimicrobial and healing properties, it makes every bit of sense to assume that honey can help with these skin conditions. Most people claim that applying honey on affected areas for a few minutes, and then washing off with gentle soap and water usually does the trick.
3. Staph Infections (MRSA)
You’ve probably heard of the super bug that has plagued hospitals the past several years, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA). What has happened is that antibiotic overuse and drug ineffectiveness has caused certain strains of Staph to become virtually indefensible using typical hospital and nursing home medical protocols. Spreading so rapidly, most people affected by MRSA end up getting so infected that they require invasive procedures or devices such as surgeries, artificial joints or intervenes tubing to save their lives .
Recently, researchers discovered that Manuka honey down-regulates the most potent genes of the MRSA bacteria. Some scientists now suggest that regular topical use on cuts and infections (especially in the hospital and nursing home setting) may keep MRSA naturally at bay.
4. Burns, Wounds & Ulcers
“The use of honey leads to improved wound healing in acute cases, pain relief in burn patients and decreased inflammatory response in such patients.” Moreover, because of its rich anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics, Manuka honey has been shown to prevent infection in people with venous ulcers. It has also been used quite effectively as a wound dressing to promote rapid, improved healing. Few week ago I burned my leg badly on motorbike, I have since Used the honey on my burn, together with Mebo and In less then three weeks its completely healed and disappeared.
5. Tooth Decay & Gingivitis
Several studies have come out recently describing how Manuka honey can help cure gingivitis and periodontal disease. Not long ago it was discovered that chewing or sucking on a Manuka honey product not only caused a 35% decrease in plaque, it led to a 35% reduction in bleeding sites in people suffering from gingivitis! Also calcium, zinc, and phosphorus are all important nutrients for heeling the teeth.
6. IBS and IBD
When evaluating the effect that Manuka honey has on experimentally induced inflammatory bowel disease in rats, researchers from discovered several astounding findings:
- Manuka honey at different doses provided protection against TNBS-induced colonic damage.
- There was significant protection with Manuka honey 5 g/kg as well as with 10 g/kg body weight compared with the control.
- All the treated groups showed reduced colonic inflammation and all the biochemical parameters were significantly reduced compared with the control in the Manuka honey treated groups.
- Manuka honey at different doses restored lipid per-oxidation as well as improved antioxidant parameters. Morphological and histological scores were significantly reduced in the low dose Manuka honey treated group.
- In the inflammatory model of colitis, oral administration of Manuka honey 5 g/kg and Manuka honey 10 g/kg body weight significantly reduced the colonic inflammation.
So Manuka honey not only healed intestinal inflammation and pain, but also repaired free radical damage, and protected against further damage!
7. Sore Throats and Immunity
This morning while I am sitting writing this Blog – post I was experiencing sore throats, so the first thing I did was doubling my does of my favourite product in my pantry, and I can swear on it, my throat pain has reduced up 50 percent in minutes.
A 2011 research shows how Manuka stops the growth of sore throat-causing Strep bacteria, it is no wonder that so many people benefit almost instantly from taking a spoonful of honey when they don’t feel well.
8. Allergies and Sinusitis
As someone who suffers from extreme allergies of Pollen , that’s when I was completely happy with Manuka honey as I mentioned above, it changed my life .
Staking Manuka honey on a regular basis can really help your seasonal allergies and lessen your need for medications!
9. Beauty Treatment & Health Booster
Taken daily Manuka honey has an elixir effect that boosts energy and enhances your quality of life. Because of its nutrient dense profile, it boosts vitality, youthful energy, and has been known to improve skin tone and texture.
I use it in a homemade face wash to exfoliate and fight free radicals in the skin. A friend of mine uses it in her shampoo and a hair mask, to boost the shine of her hair. You can also add it to a detox drink to get the most benefits inside and out!
10. Improves Sleep
Manuka Honey helps to promote restful deep sleep. It slowly releases the glycogen needed for essential bodily functions during sleep. This why I have my second spoon at bedtime, it helps my body release melatonin into the brain which is necessary for deep sleep.
here is a link for everyone to buy raw honey from Selfridges;