Written By Gracie
Manuka honey is well known for its medicinal properties and healing powers. A lot of people use it to prevent illness and help fight infections
When buying manuka honey make sure you get one with a unique manuka factor (UMF) of 10+ or above. The higher the UMF the better the properties.
What puts a lot of people off is the price. Manuka honey is not cheap. The lowest price you could find genuine manuka honey for would be around £10 and it can go up to as high as £40 depending on the quality. The higher the UMF the higher the price.
– Helps prevent bloating
– Acts as an anti-inflammatory
– Boost the immune system
– Aides digestion
– Full of nutrients
– Full of antioxidants
– Enhances energy
– Full of anti-viral properties
– Full of anti-microbial properties
– Full of anti-bacterial properties
– Can be used externally to treat wounds, eczema, insect bites and mouth ulcers.
– Can be used as a face and hair mask
– Improves sleep (when mixed into some hot water and drunk before bed)
I love manuka honey. Not only is it incredibly good for you but it tastes amazing. My only negative is that it is very pricey but definitely worth the investment if you can afford it.
How To Use It:
I love adding a tsp of manuka honey to my morning porridge to sweeten it naturally and start my day off with lots of nutrients. I also add it to smoothies, spread it on toast or rye bread and have even used it in salad dressing. If you are feeling run down or are ill add a tsp to hot water with the juice of half a lemon.
Where To Buy It:
You can find manuka honey pretty much everywhere nowadays. The better quality manuka with the higher UMF is probably easier to find in health shops and high-end stores like wholefoods and Waitrose. You can also buy it online, just make sure its genuine and from New Zealand.