Manuka honey comes from Australia and is produced by bees pollinating manuka bush. It is rare because it can be made in a very short time frame of not more than six weeks a year. It is viscous, has distinct flavor and many health benefits, stemming from its antiviral and antioxidant characteristics. Evidence shows it is a great source of minerals and vitamins, helps healing the wounds and inhibits oral bacteria. Similarly to traditional honey, it will alleviate flu and cold symptoms and will boost performance of athletes.
- Manuka honey is high in antioxidants which help protect your body from free radicals which cause cell damage.
- Manuka honey is also antibacterial and can even work as an antibiotic as well. It fights against many different types of bacteria.
- Mankuka honey contains many different vitamins and minerals such as calcium, copper, iron and magnesium.
“Manuka honey has long been used as a treatment and protective barrier for burns, sores, and other wounds, thanks to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties.”