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Print Posted on 02/03/2017 in Holistic Health

Manuka honey healing benefits

Manuka honey healing benefits

Healing With Manuka Honey

Honey has been in use for medicinal purposes for centuries. It is regarded as one of the richest sources of antimicrobial properties, nature has to offer. Manuka honey is rather unique in its origin. This particular type honey is produced by the bee pollination of Manuka bush in New Zealand. Although raw honey is said to consist of a well balanced profile in terms of nutritious properties but Manuka honey offers at least four times the nutritional characteristics of traditional honey. Modern research has initiated support and offered facts to back up the medicinal or “healing” power, possessed by this miraculous honey. While there is an array of benefits offered by Manuka honey, here are some of the most significant ones:

Stomach Healing

manuka honey benefits SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth), acid reflux and low stomach issues are rather interconnected. The antibiotic properties of Manuka honey allow it to serve as an excellent medicine for any kind of bacteria caused ailment/disorder. It helps in balancing out your digestive tract through reduction in reflux.

Skin Treatment

Acne is without a doubt, the worst possible issue to deal with when it comes to our skins. Eczema is another such nuisance that can cause patients to fall into depression owing to the impact created by such disorders on our appearances and overall personalities. You can find countless testimonials of users across the globe, claiming Manuka honey to be the best possible treatment for both acne and eczema. Most people recommend application of honey on the affected areas for two to three minutes followed by washing your skin with a mild soap. You can follow this routine on a daily basis for best results.

Wounds, Ulcers and Burns

“Jundishapur Journal of Natural Pharmaceutical Products”, suggests usage of honey for enhanced and rapid healing of wounds along with reduced inflammatory responses and pain relief in case of burns. Manuka honey is extremely rich in anti-oxidant properties along with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial characteristics that aid in prevention of future ulcers and infections as well. Manuka has been used in dressings for effective healing for centuries.

Dental Care

The ability of Manuka honey to treat gingivitis and other periodontal issues is now being backed up by several scientific studies. “The School of Dentistry (University of Otago)” has concluded through research that Manuka honey can not only create at leaste 35% reduction in plaque but an equal decrease in bleeding levels in patients of gingivitis. The patient is simply recommended to chew or suck on the honey.

Immunity and Sore Throat

Research has been consistently been favoring Manuka honey for the past decade especially when it comes to its ability of stimulating immune cells through TLR4. Owing to its antibacterial characteristics, it is able to stent the bacterial growth in a sore throat. This is scientific proof of why people feel instant relief by just taking a spoonful of the Manuka honey. The National Cancer Institute has formally approved the usage of Manuka honey for healing different throat inflammations caused via chemotherapy.

If you’re looking to benefit most from this multipurpose honey then a dose of one to two tablespoons on daily basis is suggested. You have the option of adding the honey in your tea and other drinks or you can consume it with toast and yogurt. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon for additional boost in your immunity. In order to ensure yourself of the authenticity of your Manuka honey, make sure to look out for the UMF label on the packaging. UMF or Unique Manuka Factor is a universally accepted measuring standard for the recognition of your Manuka honey’s strength and quality.

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