The Manuka bush is found only in New Zealand. Honey that is made from Manuka pollen is tested and graded to identify its level of potency. UMF, Unique Manuka Factor, is the only grading system to measure multiple markers to ensure potency, but also authenticity, origin and shelf life. Not only is Manuka honey one of the most unique products found anywhere in the world, its versatility provides numerous uses that many people may not realize.
Eating Manuka Honey
Eating Manuka honey is the most common use and the one we all think of first. When used as an ingredient, its sweet flavor and unique texture make it a staple in many homes. Manuka honey provides an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements that make it even more desirable for parents who prioritize the health of their family. Although it shouldn't be given to infants under one year old, other members of the family can reap its benefits whenever they need a pick-me-up.
Manuka honey contains large amounts of antimicrobials that clean and disinfect wounds. By applying a small amount directly to the wound or abrasion, it can soften the skin and eliminate any bacteria that may lead to an infection. Other nutrients in the honey also help to minimize inflammation and regenerate the tissues, which in turn speeds up the healing process and reduces the appearance of scarring. Manuka honey should be applied regularly until the wound is closed and the risk of infection has subsided. Manuka honey is also used in hospital units to treat burn patients.
Because of its antiviral and antibacterial properties, Manuka honey can be an effective deterrent when it comes to many illnesses caused by germs in our environment. One or two tablespoons a day can boost the immune system and help fight off colds, sinus infections, and other illnesses caused by bacteria or viruses that we are exposed to, daily. Manuka honey can be eaten straight from the jar or drizzled on oatmeal, toast, and many other recipes.
Relieves Eczema Irritation
When applied to eczema skin rashes, Manuka honey helps to relieve the itching and discomfort that is often associated with the condition. The honey hydrates the skin, keeping it soft and moist so that it doesn't dry out. The antibacterial properties in the honey can also prevent any infection that may start to form if an open wound begins to appear.
Soothes a Sore Throat
Whenever you begin to feel the scratchy irritation of a sore throat start to form, grab the Manuka honey. It only takes a teaspoon or two to calm the irritation and soothe your throat back to its normal state. If the sore throat is caused by a bacteria or virus, the Manuka honey may be able to prevent it from escalating into something more serious. As the old adage goes: A teaspoon a day keeps the germs away!
There is a wide range of research being done on Manuka Honey. Have a look at some of this Research - UMF There are bound to be many you were not aware of…
At Taylor Pass Honey, we understand the importance of keeping you and your family healthy, and that’s why we always guarantee that our products meet or exceed industry standards. Look for the highest Manuka rating on our labels to find the most potent remedy in nature.