Manuka Honey is produced by the bees from the Manuka bush in New Zealand. This kind of honey is quite nutritious and healthy as compared to ordinary honey. Manuka honey has more effective anti-bacterial properties as compare to the normal honey.
It is rich in Methylglyoxal, which is the main ingredient responsible for anti-bacterial property of Manuka. It is used for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral benefits. It is also very effective in controlling the cholesterol level in the body.
Manuka is also known for its medicinal benefits. It is widely used for treatment of wounds and skin infections. The potency of the Manuka honey can be determined by its UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) value. Higher the UMF value, better is the quality of honey.
It is also very effective in treatment of sore throats, mouth ulcers, sore gums and indigestion. Manuka honey reduces the growth of harmful bacteria’s like H.pylori and Streptococcus mutans which are responsible for sore throat and ulcers.
Manuka also helps to prevent body from the bad effect of Cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder which affects the lungs, digestive system and other vital organs adversely. The regular use of Manuka prevents the growth of bacteria responsible for abnormality and dysfunction of organs.
The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of honey make it the best medicine for the skin care. It can be used with suitable low-pH products for the treatment of acnes. It also reduces the inflammation caused by acne effectively.
Manuka honey also regulates the level of melatonin in the brain. This hormone is responsible for better sleep. Thus, consumption of honey with milk in nights can improve your sleep.
It is beneficial to use Manuka regularly, but there are some conditions where it is necessary to consult a doctor before eating this honey. Such as:
- If you’re allergic especially to bees.
- If you are a diabetes patient.
- If you are taking any kind of blood thinning medicine.
With a little precaution and adequate usage of Manuka honey can nourish you in all the best possible ways.