How To Find The Best Manuka Honey
Manuka honey comes from bees that pollinate the manuka bush that is native to New Zealand. It is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and although most types of honey are antibacterial, manuka is more potent than other types. The Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) rates the healing potency in manuka honey: the higher the UMF, the more potent the honey is. The best manuka honey has a minimum UMF rating of 10.
Manuka is often used to treat skin infections and skin problems, such as acne and eczema, and different types of inflammatory conditions. Traditionally it has been used to treat wounds. Many people also take it to boost the immune system and as a natural treatment for colds, flu’s, sore throats and sinus problems. Manuka also has a lot of nutrients, including many B-vitamins, iron, magnesium and zinc.