Manuka honey and the natural healing revolution

person putting honey on tea

Natural remedies for everyday maladies are so common we hardly think about how they became part of our collective knowledge. From sipping herbal teas to ease cold symptoms to slipping a sprig of lavender into your pillowcase to help you sleep, these everyday rituals have been passed down through generations.

One of the most versatile of these natural remedies is honey, particularly the potent Manuka and other active honey that have high levels of  Methylglyoxal (MGO). As more scientific research is done to explore the unique benefits of honey with this active ingredient, its medicinal applications are gaining mainstream acceptance and are no longer considered ‘alternative’.

In an extensive review of current research, New Zealand Manuka honey company Mountain Valley Honey collated what science says are the top health uses of Manuka honey that include the treatment of:

  • Wounds
  • Burns
  • Skin Infections
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Sore throat and coughs
  • Acne

The more the benefits of active honey are investigated, the longer the list of uses grows. For the full article, which included references to the studies used for the review, check it out here.