Lately, I’ve become obsessed with Manuka Honey and I blame it all on a honey lavender latte I had at a local coffee shop a few weeks ago. I didn’t even intend to drink coffee because my coffee consumption was out of control. Some days I was having 4 or 5 cups and my stomach was letting me know it was not happy with my choices. I figured I’d drink a tea or smoothie but the honey lavender latte just sounded so good that I couldn’t resist. It was absolutely fabulous and it set me off down the rabbit hole of honey coffee.
Since I’m still trying to stop drinking coffee, I’m mixing honey into my tea and lemonade instead. It’s delicious! There are a ridiculous number of honey varieties on the market right now but Manuka honey is my current favorite because of its natural antibacterial properties.
I’m keeping this Manuka honey from PRI stocked in my pantry at home right now. I mix a 1/2 tsp into my vanilla energy tea every morning and use it again in the evening in my lavender anti-anxiety and stress relief tea. The Manuka honey from PRI is sourced from the Manuka tree, which is native to New Zealand and has a potent anti-bacterial agent which works as a digestive aid and immune defense. It can even be used topically for minor wounds or burns.
Manuka honey also has
In addition to being so delicious that I put it in my tea, lemonade, and hot cocoa as well as on my toast, fruit, and granola Manuka honey has a ton of health benefits too.
The top benefits of Manuka honey include…
- Helps with acid reflux
- May help treat acne and eczema
- Treats burns
- Aids oral care by prevents tooth decay and gingivitis
- Helps with IBS, IBD, and gastric ulcers
- Soothes sore throats
- Use as a beauty or skincare treatment
- Works as a sleep aid
Helps with acid reflux
Manuka honey helps with bacterial overgrowth that may be related to acid reflux and can help bring balance back to your gut.
May help treat acne and eczema
To use Manuka honey to treat acne, simply apply the honey to the area for a few minutes then wash off with gentle soap and water.
Manuka honey is full of antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory goodness which has been shown to be effective as a treatment for burns.
Aids oral care
Researchers from the University of Otagoin in New Zealand discovered that sucking on a product made with Manuka honey led to a 35 percent decrease in plaque and a 35 percent reduction in bleeding in people suffering from gingivitis.
Helps with IBS, IBD, and gastric ulcers
In a study from a University in New Zealand, researchers found that Manuka honey reduced colon inflammation and provided protection against certain forms of colonic damage.
Soothes sore throats
Manuka honey has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties which reduce inflammation and attack bacteria. The honey also coats the inner lining of the throat which helps soothe
Use as a beauty treatment
Manuka honey is nutrient-rich and can be used in homemade face washes to exfoliate the skin or in a hair mask to boost shine.
Works as a sleep aid
This honey releases glycogen which is needed for essential bodily functions while you sleep. Mix a little Manuka honey to milk or sleep-promoting tea at bedtime to assist with getting a good night’s sleep. You can also drizzle it over these sleep-promoting fruits.
Manuka honey is absolutely amazing and definite proof that all honey’s are not created equal. The honey you find in your regular grocery store likely doesn’t contain everything needed to provide the benefits listed here. The best honey is going to come from local beekeepers so check your local farmer’s market or you can order it straight from New Zealand. I get mine from PRI.
This honey contains an amazing nutritional profile including amino acids, B vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, and lots of other good stuff. The nutritional content in Manuka honey is up to four times that of other