Manuka honey comes with a variety of benefits that can help with common health problems you may have in day-to-day life. Here are some of the top benefits of Manuka honey and ways that you can try it out.
One of the many health benefits that come along with Manuka honey is that it can help to improve skin conditions like acne and eczema. This type of honey is different from the traditional product that we are all familiar with - Manuka honey has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so can soothe problem areas that may be red and painful. Using Manuka honey on the skin can even leave you with a youthful, radiant glow!
How to feel the benefits: Rub a thin layer on your skin and massage in. If you suffer from skin conditions, Manuka honey’s properties can help to relieve pain or itching, or if you suffer from dry skin, this product can help to moisturise.
**Speed up healing **
Manuka honey works well when it comes to healing cuts, scrapes, and burns. It has been approved by the US FDA in 2007 as an option for the promotion of healing wounds. This is because of its natural anti-bacterial properties that help to create a healthier environment for the injury to heal and creates an additional protective barrier to prevent infections. Studies show that this product can even help to regenerate skin and decrease pain — give it a try if you’re looking to speed up the healing process.
How to feel the benefits: Apply a thin layer of Manuka honey over and around the wound to promote the regeneration of skin cells and speed up the healing process.
**Soothe your sore throat **
If you’ve suffered from a sore throat in the past, you’ll probably be familiar with using honey to soothe the symptoms. Honey is used to help treat sore throats and tickly coughs as it forms a film over the throat to reduce irritation. Manuka honey goes above traditional honey as its anti-inflammatory properties help to soothe the irritating scratch, whilst attacking unwanted bacteria.
How to feel the benefits: Stir a spoonful of Manuka honey into a hot drink — honey used in tea acts as a sweetener without the need for sugar and is a great way to feel the natural benefits of the honey. Hot drinks made with Manuka honey can help with flu or cold-like symptoms.
Improve Your Digestive Health
Suffering from digestive issues can mean day-to-day life is filled with pain and discomfort. Manuka honey can help to reduce the symptoms that come along with digestive issues such as IBS, ulcerative colitis, and general stomach aches and pains. Again, this is all because of this product's natural properties, which can help to reduce inflammation and rid your system of harmful bacteria to ease the pain and aid relief.
How to feel the benefits: why not introduce Manuka honey into your favourite foods? Add it to your breakfast, in your porridge, or drizzle a spoonful into yogurt. Coat your veggies in it ready for roasting, or mix it into a salad.
Improve your oral health
When it comes to Manuka honey, improved oral health might not be one of the most well-known benefits that springs to mind. It is said that manuka honey can be used to fight infection, meaning that plaque build-up on teeth is reduced, as well as minimising decay and gum inflammation. Manuka honey is great when it comes to keeping your mouth healthy.
How to feel the benefits: A spoonful of Manuka honey keeps tooth decay at bay! Eating Manuka honey straight from the spoon is a way of making sure your mouth and teeth can reap the benefits this product can bring, you can also massage the honey into your gums to treat inflammation or apply a little to your toothbrush.