Is Manuka Honey Really a Panacea from All Diseases?
It is not a secret that honey, as a product of beekeeping, has a great healing power. But there is an opinion that among the different varieties and types of honey there is one that has medicinal properties that help in the treatment of even intractable diseases. This is tea tree honey or Manuka honey is the strongest anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiseptic and antimicrobial agent.
Many people probably never heard of it. And, of course, very few people realize that honey manuka is so useful that it can replace many medicines. This is a rare exclusive sort of honey. Why is it called manuka? The reason why the best Manuka honey got such a name and its extremely useful properties is to be found in those places where the tea bush of Manuka grows.
The bees flock on flowers and collect a special nectar containing a natural antibiotic that provides Manuka honey with an extraordinary healing power. By the way, in the translation from the language of Maori, "Manuka" means "good mood, enthusiasm", in a word, it means something positive, invigorating and joyful.
If you don't have any health problems but just want to feel better and more energized it is recommended to eat 1 tbsp of honey manuka on an empty stomach, dissolving it in your mouth like a candy. Or dissolve it in warm water (½ teaspoon of honey to a glass of water) and drink instead of plain water.
Manuka Honey and Its Medical Benefits
Manuka honey is used as a medicine inside. However, it doesn't mean that you can't enjoy its taste eating it as a dessert. Honey with MGO 30+ and UMF 10+ indicators can be chosen if you don't want to use it with the aim to treat a disease. And the price is cheaper than the one Manuka honey with a higher activity has while for medicinal purposes, honey of higher activity is best suited with the indices of MGO 400+ and UMF 20+. The recommended maximum daily dose of honey administered inside is 3 teaspoons.
Check out the list of manuka honey medicinal uses:
- Eczema and dermatitis
- Insect bites
- Nail fungus
- Rash and acne
- Surgical and chronic wounds
- Bedsores and skin ulcers
- Stomach ulcer
- Trophic ulcer
- Runny nose
- Throat diseases
- Inflammation of the gums
- Diseases of the intestines and stomach
- General weakness of the body
- Sleep disturbance
- Nail fungus
Manuka honey is by right called "the king of all honey sorts". This product is the most effective natural antibiotic according to the degree of immune activity and the level of the concentration of biologically active substances. Probably, therefore, it is used primarily as a natural medicinal product and only then as a dessert.