Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

 

In the distant past, honey has played a significant role in cultures around the world, both as a desired food and an amazing medicine. There are many uses for honey that people widely enjoy. It is truly a gift from the bees, manuka honey in particular!  Recently, manuka honey has been entitled as a superfood, and rightly so. Manuka honey is derived from the nectar collected by bees feeding off manuka bushes (Leptospermum scoparium) in New Zealand. These manuka trees grow particularly in the Eastern Cape region of New Zealand.

Using Manuka Honey as a Medicine

Honey collected from these trees, are consisted of a unique set of antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antioxidant, overall health properties. Manuka honey is a natural remedy used generally in New Zealand by native Maori who classified it to be a native medicine. They valued its medicinal benefits (for the treatment of flu, fever, colds, skin diseases and ulcers).

Even though it can be more expensive, it’s believed that it is better than regular honey. The reason for that has its roots in an extensive reputation for providing health benefits.

 Manuka Honey Can Be Helpful For:

  • colds and flu
  • diarrhea
  • gastritis
  • Heartburn
  • Ulcers
  • Diseases of the eye and throat
  • Protecting the gastrointestinal tract

Manuka honey takes action as an anti-inflammatory agent. It also stimulates the growth of new blood capillaries and provides nutrients, boosting the regeneration of new skin cells.

source:livingtraditionally