What Are The Mānuka Honey Benefits?
The benefits of Mānuka honey is being enjoyed by people across the world. Our premium honey has a range of fantastic health benefits alongside it’s great taste. Mānuka honey is unique to New Zealand and according to some of our customers, possibly nature’s best tasting medicine. Long ago recognised for its health, wellbeing and skincare properties. Mānuka honey also boasts elevated levels of antibacterial compounds and is a nutritious, natural sweetener.
Digestion and Immunology
It has been shown to reduce inflammation, digestive disorders, abdominal discomfort and bloating. Mānuka can help as it contains a pre-biotic important for nurturing the gut’s good bacteria. This helps the digestive system rebalance itself naturally.
Natural Energy Booster
The honey’s high nutrient density means it can provide you with the all-natural energy boost you need.
Mānuka honey is known to be the perfect natural alternative to curing acne and skin infections. Due to being a natural moisturiser it improves skin hydration by taking moisture directly from the air and into the skin.
The power to kill germs! This comes from hydrogen peroxide produced with the help of a bee enzyme. The key substance in our Mānuka honey is a substance called MGO. This can help both minor and chronic wounds.
Mānuka and Traditional Healing
Further Benefits of Mānuka honey
- The Mānuka tree is considered a Māori taonga, a treasure with deep cultural meaning. It has long been used in the traditional Māori healing system.
- Mānuka leaves, seeds and bark also found use as ointments for skin and muscle inflammation, the beginning of today’s medical application of Mānuka honey.
Honey and Modern Medicine
- Mānuka honey been recognized as having a credible basis due to honey’s non peroxide-based antimicrobial activities.
- Mānuka honey is particularly useful in wound dressing and oral care: its high viscosity helps to provide a protective barrier to prevent infection and maintain a moist wound condition, while its unique non- peroxide activity can unfold.
- The signature components leptospermone, methyglyoxal and dihydroxyacetone (DHA) not only set Mānuka honey apart from all other honeys, they also lead to a distinct healing effect that can be expressed as the unique mānuka honey factor (UMF).
- Methylglyoxal (MGO) in particular has been credited with potent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity that leads to increased wound healing. These effects were first noticed by New Zealand beekeepers tending their bees and then scientifically investigated in the 1980s.
- Especially fragile wounds such as burn wounds and infected wounds benefit from the treatment with honey wound dressings that improve the healing process and decrease pain – so much so that the US Food and Drug Administration approved Mānuka honey as a medical product for wound treatment in 2015.