Known as "Celebrity Honey"
The higher the rating is the more medicinal it is.
Manuka honey is a type of honey native to New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native leptospermum scoparium bush (also known as a tea tree). Advocates say it can treat wound infections and other conditions.
This traditional Maori medicine is rich in vitamins and minerals. Yet, it'll come with a hefty price tag, but it's worth it!
WHAT MAKES MANUKA HONEY UNIQUE?
However, not all honey is the same. The antibacterial quality of honey depends on the type of honey as well as when and how it's harvested. Some kinds may be 100 times more potent than others.
Health benefits of Manuka Honey backed up by science
Hydrogen Peroxide gives most honey its antibiotic quality. But some types, including Manuka honey, also have unique antibacterial qualities.
One of the major antibacterial components of Manuka honey is a compound called methylglyoxal (MGO). MGO comes from the conversion of another compound in Manuka honey known as dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a high concentration of which is found in the nectar of Manuka flowers.
The higher the concentration of MGO, the stronger the antibacterial effect.
Health benefits of Manuka Honey not backed up by science
- Improves immune system
- Alleviates cold symptoms
All in All
Manuka honey is a unique type of honey.
Its most notable attribute is its effect on wound management and healing.
Manuka honey also has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that may help treat numerous ailments, including irritable bowel syndrome, gastric ulcers, periodontal disease and upper respiratory infections.