The power of honey
Manuka Honey is a unique New Zealand honey from the Manuka tree (Leptospermum Scoparium), a native of New Zealand. Manuka Honey is widely regarded as the finest honey in the world with its unique properties being widely regarded by scientists and consumers alike.
The power of honey to stimulate wound healing and promote healthy skin is no secret. When bees take the nectar from the Manuka flower back to their hive, they introduce an enzyme called glucose oxidase. When honey comes into contact with moisture in the body, the enzyme produces hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria but not damage tissue. This antibacterial activity is known as peroxide activity, which is unfortunately diluted under heat, water and light.
Manuka Honey contains a unique active component derived from the native Manuka tree. A non-peroxide activity, allows Manuka honey to keep its Antibacterial properties even when exposed to water, heat or light. Manuka naturally helps moisturise, protect and nourish the skin. When taken orally it can help soothe the throat and digestive tract. This is one of the reasons why Manuka Honey is now one of the world’s most highly sort after honeys.
The benefits of Manuka honey?
When it comes to superfoods, raw honey is associated with health benefits. Manuka isn’t a raw honey, but it is specialised. It’s antibacterial and bacterial resistant. This means that bacteria shouldn’t be able to build up a tolerance to its antibacterial effects.
Other benefits of honey include:
- helping heal cuts and scrapes
- clearing infections
- easing stomach aches
- improving digestion
- boosting the immune system
- providing energy
What the research says
Unlike most alternative treatments, there’s scientific evidence to support the healing benefits of Manuka honey. Several studies suggest manuka honey is effective when used on top of wounds and leg ulcers. Studies also show it’s effective in fighting infection and promoting healing.