There are many health benefits when it comes to Honey giving you more reason for you to consume it especially being sweet and tasty. Recently Manuka, a popular type of honey, has been hitting across many health boards.
Manuka honey is native to New Zealand and has some interesting health benefits that surpass all regular honey. The downside is that it is very expensive, and probably more so today with the advent of honey shortage.
Health Benefits of Manuka Honey
1. Benefits your digestive system
2. Creates immunity to colds and sore throat. (TIP: Teaspoon of Manuka in your hot lemon tea.)
3. Energy – Great short term boost. (TIP 1: Teaspoon of Manuka in Ginger tea to give even more boost) (TIP 2: Make your own ginger tea by using real ginger shavings in a pot of water. Boil then simmer for 25 mins)
4. Good for Skin – Has benefits for Eczema when used as a treatment. Helps reduce scarring and increases healing time when applied directly on wound(Studies still ongoing, results will be updated here). It is a very popular ingredient to use as a skin cleanser, since it benefits the skin without removing any natural oils.
Manuka Honey and Eczema?
I written an article last year on using Manuka Honey as part of an ingredient for an Eczema Face Mask. Many people have had success with this Facemask. I did have issues but it was because of the Nut meg that is part of the ingredient list, which irritated my skin. The Manuka honey facemask did provide good results for me. So I do recommend you try out this facemask and leave a message below or email me your thoughts.
Interesting facts on Manuka Honey
- The bees are actually from Europe and was introduce to New Zealand to feed on the nectar of the manuka tree.
- Manuka trees grows natively in New Zealand and South Eastern Australia.
- Natives have used the leaves of the tree extensively for thousands of years to heal many physical and internal aliments.
- For it to be true Manuka Honey, at least 70% of its ingredients should be Leptospermum scoparium.
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