The health uses for Manuka honey have been widely documented, and research is now catching up to confirm what people have known for centuries. Here are five uses for Manuka honey to help your health.
1. Helps the digestive tract
Because of its natural antibiotic and antibacterial properties, Manuka honey is a great medicine for any bacteria-related digestive disorder. Manuka honey has been shown to be very beneficial at reducing acid reflux and balancing your digestive system to heal stomach and intestinal imbalances.
2. Combats staph infections (MRSA)
U.K. researchers from Cardiff Metropolitan University discovered that Manuka honey downregulates the most potent genes of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Some scientists now suggest that regular topical use of Manuka honey on cuts and infections (especially in the hospital and nursing home setting) may keep the infection naturally at bay.
3. Boosts energy
According to nutritionist and ‘superfoodist’, Ricky Hay, pure Manuka honey is an ideal staple to give you a buzz when you’re feeling tired. ‘The honey’s high nutrient density makes it a great natural energy booster,’ says Rick Hay.
4. Improves sore throat and immunity
According to Dr. Axe, research has shown Manuka honey stimulates immune cells, and has been shown to stop the growth of sore throat-causing Strep bacteria. It’s no wonder so many people say they have instant relief from taking a spoonful of Manuka honey when they don’t feel well.
5. Improves sleep
Manuka honey has been shown to promote restful deep sleep, acting as a natural sleep aid by slowly releasing the glycogen needed for essential bodily functions during sleep. Add honey to milk before sleep to help release melatonin into the brain, which is necessary for deep sleep.
AB’s real raw Manuka Honey is available in four strengths with MGO 900+ being the highest. Other strengths are MGO 500+, MGO 100+, and MGO 30+.
*The active strength of all Manuka is based on levels of MGO (methylglyoxal) per kilogram. For example, AB’s Manuka Honey 900+ is scientifically tested for MGO (methylglyoxal) with a content of 900+ per kilo.