Manuka Honey - Information on Manuka Honey & Apple Cider Vinegar

What is Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is one of the monofloral honey produced by bees whose food is manuka plant’s flowers which is also regarded as tea tree. In Australia, such honey is produced by bees whose food is the jellybush. 

Manuka Honey Benefits

The tea tree is antifungal and antibacterial and for many years, disinfectants and mouthwashes are some of things that have been made from it. The properties of this tree are enhanced by manuka honey since this honey has natural antibacterial properties too.

The honey is consumable and is tasty and to avoid fungal colonization or infections, Manuka honey is utilized in dressing wounds. Honey also speeds healing wounds in addition to being a natural antiseptic. This honey is also used in wound dressing because bandages do not stick because of the honey’s lubrication value.  Today, manuka honey has been packaged particularly for wound dressing and can even be found in first aid kits.

The manuka honey is relatively dark in color and its intensive flavor which can be compared to that of other products whose source is tea tree. Like any other honey, manuka honey may be utilized as a sweetener. For example in New Zealand, where tea trees are numerous in number, it is widely used as table honey.  Creams, honey salves and whipped honey are other products that can be made from Manuka honey.

At times, manuka honey has the label “UMF honey which refers to “unique Manuka Factor”. A New Zealand researcher called Peter Molan came up with this concept. Through the UMF scale that he invented, he compares standard disinfectants with manuka honey. The research has revealed the honey’s effectiveness against certain strains of bacteria that have become anti-biotic resistant, which is a    major concern in medical institutions globally. 

Skin conditions that curable using manuka honey

Ring worms are one of the conditions and are a fungal infection and the dead skin layers, hair tissues and nails are food of the microscopic organisms that cause ringworms. Owing to the anti-fungal properties of manuka honey, fungi conditions like ringworms as well as athlete’s foot and nail fungus are treatable.

Acne is treated using acne cream. Manuka honey acts as a cleanser because it absorbs impurities on the skin. In addition to eliminating bacteria responsible for causing acne, it helps to fade the red marks. When the skin pores are blocked, sebum cannot escape to the surface and such sebum is the one infected by the bacteria. Compared to synthetic medications, manuka honey reaches the acne infection more effectively thereby controlling the acne bacteria. The honey removes any pain because it is anti-inflammatory.

Owing to presence of anti-oxidants and vitamins in manuka honey, it is ideal in for the skin by controlling appearance of wrinkles. Moisture is absorbed and retained by the honey therefore; it naturally gives you a fresh and hydrated skin. Through the antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, the sun’s rays do not damage the skin. 

Manuka Honey Facts

Manuka Honey ratings below 10+ have no known therapeutic benefits


"Manuka Honey is a great cure for acne." -- Leslie Peters, Liverpool

"Manuka Honey with Applce Cider Vinegar is a great way yo introduce your kids to Manuka Honey." --Mrs Sellers, Wigan


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