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Manuka honey – the Queen of Honey

Publish DateJul 01, 2021
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Manuka honey is a popular choice despite being more expensive than other kinds of honey. People are ready to spend their dollars to get their hands on this nature’s wonder.
 

Amidst all the buzz about Manuka, one dominant narrative that remains: Manuka honey is pure and highly beneficial.
 

Most of us might have given this a try at least once.
 

Thicker in texture, darker in color, this luscious, purest form of honey comes from the Manuka plant. Honeybees — the producer of golden liquid — meticulously collects the nectar and store it in the honeycomb. Gradually, the nectar breaks down into sugars and forms honey.
 

Manuka plant is a rare occurrence and grows in New Zealand and Australia. And this uniqueness is one of the reasons for an expensive price tag.
 

Manuka honey also surpasses other honey in its bacteria-fighting abilities. 
 

One of the critical antibacterial components of Manuka honey is methylglyoxal (MGO). MGO is formed by converting another compound, dihydroxyacetone (DHA), present in high concentration in the nectar of Manuka flowers.
 

Manuka honey also comes with a UMF (Unique Manuka Factor), which denotes the level of its activity as an antibacterial agent. 
 

The more the UMF, the more powerful the honey is.

 

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Manuka honey has more potent antibacterial properties than any other kind of honey. It has various other benefits too. Let’s take a look at the top three benefits:

 

1.  Healing of wounds: The antibacterial qualities have made it an excellent agent for healing since ancient times. It stops infections from spreading plus cleanses the wound. You can apply it on cuts, burns, or any itchy spots.

 

2.  Enhancement of beauty: Adding Manuka honey to your beauty regime for beautiful hair and skin has been embraced by many. Hence, the beauty industry produces products with honey for its extra moisturizing quality.You can apply honey to your scalp to get rid of dandruff. Mixing honey in face packs is also a common practice to treat wrinkles, dryness, and acne.

 

3.  Restoration of internal health: Consumption of Manuka honey can help with the common cold and cough. It boosts digestion and improves immunity.

 

This golden liquid has immense benefits. Maybe it is time for you, too, to give a jar of organic Manuka honey a try (if you haven’t already)!


Author: Somrita Ganchoudhuri

 

Image source: unsplash.com

 


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