November 23, 2017

The Health Benefits of Manuka Honey





Out of the hundreds of types of honey available today, Manuka honey has been generating the most buzz for its many benefits that you might not find in other honey varieties.

Why Manuka?

All natural pure honey has antibacterial properties, however the Manuka variety of honeys have exceptionally high antibacterial properties and nutritional benefits.

Many people know of New Zealand Manuka but are not actually aware that Australia has in fact over 80 species of the same plant and bush in Australia known as the Leptospermum (Manuka) Studies have shown that Australian Manuka honey is at least as powerful as, if not more powerful than New Zealand Manuka. What makes Australian Manuka honey so special and unique is the natural occurring compound Methylglyoxal (MGO) found in the nectar in the flowers of the Manuka bush tree.

Studies over the years has shown Manuka honey has increased levels of antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. With healing properties, including aiding immunity, Manuka Honey may help with digestion, skin conditions, ageing, immune system, gastric ulcers, influenza, and cold relief. Manuka honey may also be used topically as a skin treatment.


What Is Manuka Honey?

Manuka honey (Leptospermum) is produced by bees that tended to flowers of the Manuka plant (also known as tea tree)2 that grows in New Zealand and parts of Australia.

Compared to other types of honey, Manuka honey has been shown to be more potent and health-boosting because of its higher methylglyoxal (MG) concentration. This particular compound helps contribute to Manuka honey’s benefits.

Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Manuka honey may help soothe sore throats, protect your body against the common cold and assist in relieving sinus infections. It can also help treat eye, ear and sinus infections, and possibly even diabetes. Manuka honey’s antioxidant content may also provide protection against tissue damage by neutralizing free radicals.

Manuka honey may improve oral health by reducing oral pathogens found in plaque. It may also work wonders for the digestive system, as it may relieve bloating, mild digestive upsets, indigestion or gastric reflux, and may even help heal stomach ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome.

Manuka honey may also be good for your skin. If you’re suffering from acne, Manuka honey may provide anti-inflammatory effects, and lessen irritation too. Some studies have also proven that Manuka honey may heal eczema-affected skin. Lastly, Manuka honey can also be helpful during a pregnancy, since it can:

  • Serve as a remedy for morning sickness or nausea
  • Help keep sore throats at bay
  • Lessen allergic reactions
  • Potentially relieve heartburn, which is common during pregnancy

What Makes Manuka Honey Special in the First Place?

What sets Manuka honey apart from other honey varieties are its potent compounds that can help deal with infections and boost the body’s overall health. As mentioned above, Manuka honey has high methylglyoxal (MG) levels. This compound is also found in other types of honey, albeit in small amounts.

In Manuka honey, MG develops after the conversion of dihydroxyacetone, a compound present in higher amounts in the nectar of Manuka flowers. A higher MG concentration can eventually lead to increased antibiotic capabilities.

(MGO) Methylglyoxal naturally forms in the nectar of the flowers of the Manuka Bush (Leptospermum), ready for collection by the honey-bee. Methylglyoxal is transferred into the honey where it remains stable. Dietary Methylglyoxal found in Manuka Honey is resistant to heat, light, body fluids and enzymatic activity. Making Manuka honey superior to any other honey because of the strong antibacterial and antiviral activity due to the presence of Methylglyoxal. The higher the MGO rating the greater the antibacterial properties.

Every batch of Pure Origins Manuka is lab tested for MGO authenticity and rating.


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