Honey has always been known for its amazing antibacterial properties and is a health food in its own right.
It is becoming increasingly well known for its health benefits. Honey originates from New Zealand and is known as a mono-flower honey. It has many healing properties. Although Manuka honey has been around for quite a while, its medicinal properties are only now just being understood.
Having been interested in nutrition for many years, I was always aware of some of the benefits of honey, but not completely aware of all its benefits. It makes for interesting reading.
All honey contains antibacterial properties, but Manuka honey is slightly more special and contains more antibacterial properties than any other honey. The antibacterial values of this particular honey is not affected by light, heat or storage which means that the healing properties of this honey can be preserved, then bottled and shipped around the world, without losing its antibacterial strength.
There are claims that Manuka honey helps disorders including reflux; a cough; sore throat; sinus infections; heartburn; IBS and diverticulitis. There is also a claim that it can help with hay fever too. Having used it for reflux and seen a difference, I would happily recommend it.
My general philosophy has always been that if we don’t try something we’ll never know whether it can work and if we try something and it doesn’t work; then at least we tried. Not only will we have tried, but it may go some way to make a difference and that’s always beneficial.