For millennia, honey’s healing properties have been recognized all over the world. But, have you heard about the Manuka honey, the superfood?

The bees collect this honey from the Manuka bushes (leptospermum scoparium) found in New Zealand. The Maori used this honey to treat ulcers, skin diseases, flu, fever and colds. This honey is a powerful antioxidant and has fungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and digestive properties.

This is what Captain James Cook wrote in his journal when he discovered New Zealand and drank the juice from the spiny Manuka leaves given to him by the settlers: “Manuka leaves are used by many of us as tea, which has a very pleasant bitter flavor and aroma, but loses both when the leaves are dry.”

“According to doctors, Manuka honey’s high sugar content creates a waterless environment in which the bacteria that are infecting a wound are unable to survive. Also, thanks to the presence of an enzyme called glucose oxidase, it is acidic, which apparently adds to its unique antibacterial properties.” Is written in an article in Telegraph.

It’s been suggested by several studies published in the journals Food Chemistry and Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology that Manuka honey contains novel proteins called arabinogalactans, which improve immune activity and when applied to a wound, it boosts the release of anti-inflammatory cytokines.

This honey has shown to be better at treating several diseases than conventional drugs, including:

  • Gastritis
  • diarrhea
  • colds and flu
  • ulcers
  • Throat and eye diseases
  • Heartburn
  • protects the gastrointestinal tract

Plus, this honey stimulates the growth of new blood capillaries and provides important nutrients, which improve and stimulate the regeneration of new skin cells.

To make sure that you buy the real Manuka honey, Dr. Ralf Schlothauer, Ph.D., at Comvita, the largest supplier of medical Manuka Honey in New Zealand, warns that the real medical Manuka honey is sold with a “UMF” label, which indicates that the honey contains “unique manuka factor”, which is the concentration of antioxidant phenols that prevent the growth of bacteria.

Source: livingtraditionally.com

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For millennia, honey’s healing properties have been recognized all over the world. But, have you heard about the Manuka honey, the superfood? The bees collect this honey from the Manuka bushes (leptospermum scoparium) found in New Zealand. The Maori used this honey to treat ulcers, skin diseases, flu, fever and...