Manuka Honey is a premium, mono-floral honey which is produced by bees that gather nectar from the flowers that grow on the Manuka bush (also known as Leptospermum scoparium) which is indigenous to New Zealand. Studies have found that active Manuka Honey contains antibacterial properties making it extremely effective in providing help for a wide variety of health issues.
Manuka Honey vs. Regular Honey
Manuka Honey is significantly different than regular honey that you would normally find at your local supermarket. Only active Manuka Honey has additional antibacterial properties that are described as the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF). Unlike standard honey, Manuka Honey is also stable so there is no concern of it losing its antibacterial potency.
There are a few major differences between ordinary honey and Manuka Honey.
1. Only Manuka Honey provides non-hydrogen peroxide antibacterial components.
2. Manuka Honey's antibacterial factor is unaffected by enzymes in the body that destroy hydrogen peroxide components.
3. To date, there have been no reports of any bacteria being able to develop a resistance to Manuka Honey. (Further clinical work is required to confirm this claim. )
4. Manuka Honey contains antibacterial compounds not found in other types of honey.
Manuka Honey Uses: Based on recent studies, Manuka Honey has been known to be effective in a number of internal uses such as settling the stomach and helping aid digestion by helping with bloating and wind elimination.
100% Pure, raw, natural, un-pasteurized active Manuka Honey (UMF® 16+) from New Zealand.
Take 1 teaspoon before meals, 3-4 times per day.
Do not feed to children under 18 months old. Diabetics: Clinical studies have shown that Manuka Honey is a better choice for diabetics than sugar. Manuka Honey has lower required insulin levels compared to other sugars and produces lower rises in blood sugar due to the fructose it contains. However, diabetics should always consult their physician before including honey in their diet.