Winter is coming!We know that Honey is already a big deal and we have mentioned the benefits of 100% pure, raw honey before. However, Manuka Honey has its own list of benefits*. As we approach winter, it’s a perfect time to consider adding Manuka Honey to your daily honey regime. Once only promoted as native to New Zealand, Manuka Honey is found across Australia and has been proven to have a range of health benefits. The industry’s peak body, the Australian Manuka Honey Association describes some of the benefits of Manuka Honey, noting studies have uncovered:
“that bacteria with resistance to modern antibiotics (becoming superbugs) cannot develop resistance to the activity of Manuka honey (Blair et al. 2009). Manuka effectively inhibits problematic bacterial pathogens unlike any other known antimicrobial, with attempts to generate honey-resistant bacterial strains in a laboratory unsuccessful”.So what does this mean for us?
2 Benefits of Manuka HoneyWe’re not doctors or health professionals, so we turned to the web to see what science has uncovered and found heathline.com who summarised “7 Health Benefits of Manuka Honey, Based on Science” illustrating why Manuka Honey should be in your pantry this winter (and every season). Here are our top two for winter!
- Benefits of Manuka Honey for Wound Healing. Honey offers antibacterial and antioxidant properties, all while maintaining a moist wound environment and protective barrier, which prevents microbial infections in the wound. According to studies they cite, Manuka Honey has shown to be beneficial in enhancing wound healing and amplifying the regeneration of tissue.
- Benefits of Manuka Honey for Sore Throat. Manuka honey has been shown to provide some relief to sore throats. Thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial properties, Manuka Honey can reduce inflammation and attack the bacteria that cause pain. According to healthline.com, Manuka Honey not only attacks harmful bacteria it coats the inner lining of the throat providing a soothing effect.