You are probably aware of the many uses of honey other than just being a delicious and healthier alternative to Sugar. However, honey has surprising benefits when used for other purposes besides adding to your food and drinks. In particular, Manuka honey, possesses significant antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can aid with improving a variety of skin conditions, among other ailments.
In this article, we’ll explore the many medicinal uses for Manuka Honey as well as our expert tips on how to make sure the Manuka Honey you’re buying is guaranteed 100% pure Australian Manuka Honey.
About Manuka Honey
All Manuka Honey originates from select species of the Leptospermum genus. This compact shrub has beautiful white or pink flowers. It started its life in Australia around 23 Million Years ago migrating over to our friends in New Zealand sometime in the last 20 million years. Here in Australia the plant has continued to evolve and today we have over 80 different species of Leptospermum. Scientists in Australia are now working with beekeepers to find out which of these species give Manuka Honey the best medicinal properties. At least 8 of these species are known to produce active strength Manuka.
Choose 100% Pure Australian Manuka Honey
Unfortunately, as with many other premium products, the benefits and many uses of Manuka Honey have attracted unscrupulous and illegal imitations. All AB’s Manuka Honey is independently tested to ensure our customers know they are getting pure 100% Australian Manuka Honey.
Medicinal Benefits of Australian Manuka Honey
1. Wound Care
The best-known use for manuka honey is wound care. Far from being simply an alternative therapy or an ‘old wives tale’ Millions of dollars has been invested into researching Medical Manuka Honey. One study of 40 patients with non-healing wounds showed 88% of the participants had their wounds healed by Manuka Honey alone.
2. To prevent tooth decay
Ok now this must be a joke, right? How can Manuka Honey prevent tooth decay? Surely the sugars in Manuka Honey will create cavities as quick as lollies and other Candy?!! Surprisingly, not so!
This study took to comparing sugar-free chewing gum, often marketed as being recommended by dentists after every meal, and Manuka Honey. The results… Significant reductions in Plaque AND Gingivitis.
3. Decreasing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI)
One Study looked at IBS and the dosage rates needed to reduce inflammation in the colon, working out that both 5g/kg Body weight and 10g/kg body weight had a significant reduction in inflammation. Whilst another study looked at CDI. Clostridium Difficile, (CD) in short, is a bad bacterium that, if it infects your intestines, can cause symptoms from loss of appetite and nausea to watery diarrhea and in the worst cases, perforated colon, sepsis and even death. This Study looked at the medical benefits of manuka honey in fighting Clostridium Difficile, the results showed that CD is very susceptible to Manuka Honey, yet another win for this amazing, beautiful tasting product.
Strengths of Manuka Honey
Even though all our Manuka Honey is 100% Pure Australian Manuka Honey, we do have a number of varieties available in our Shop.
At AB’s Honey we have four different strengths of Manuka Honey 30+, 100+, 500+ and 900+, we can provide each strength in container sizes from 500ml all the way up to 1,000 litres.
4 Strengths of Manuka Honey
The strength of Manuka Honey is determined by it’s MGO rating or content. ‘MGO’ stands for methylglyoxal, which is the active ingredient in Manuka Honey and one of the reasons 100% pure manuka Honey has such amazing medicinal properties. The higher the MGO rating on your Manuka Honey, the more effective it is in fighting infections (or killing bad guys!)
If you’d like to know more about our 100% pure Raw Australian Manuka Honey please contact us on (07) 3823 4576 or via email
Disclaimer: We are not doctors; you should always seek the advice of a medical expert before commencing any treatment. We simply know the quality of AB’s Honey products and our Manuka Honey is the bee’s knees with a rich and distinctive earthy taste, coupled with its deep rich dark colour.