Four reasons why you need a jar of Mānuka Honey – Aotea Store

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Four reasons why you need a jar of Mānuka Honey

Manuka Honey is world renowned as it possesses the highest antimicrobial content of any honey on the planet. This means that it helps fight winter illnesses when consumed and it is also anti-fungal when applied to the skin and can fight all forms of infections.

But not all Manuka Honey is the same. There are markers that show how much antimicrobial activity the honey has. MGO is one of these markers. Another marker is whether the honey is multi-floral or mono-floral. If honey is mono-floral it is a more pure manuka honey as its source is manuka flowers only.

Our honey comes from Aotea. Aotea is an island (also known as Great Barrier Island), covered in first generation manuka trees. This means that there is no cross-pollination between other flowers of other plants. The consequence of this is that our mono-floral capacity is off the charts and our honey is considered to be the purest on the planet.

Overall, Manuka Honey has amazing natural healing properties. These include anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and antioxidant – in other words, it reduces redness and swelling, kills off bacteria and repairs damaged skin and it’s 100% natural, raw and unprocessed. 

Top uses for Mānuka Honey 

1. Sore throats

 Manuka honey contains two key ingredients- MGO and hydrogen peroxide, which make it a powerful antibiotic and antibacterial agent.

Not only does manuka honey attack harmful bacteria, it also coats the inner lining of the throat for a soothing effect.

Have a sore throat? Let a teaspoon of our 300+ MGO manuka honey sit and melt In the back of your throat.

2. Acne

 Manuka Honey’s antimicrobial and antibacterial agents are also known to kill off the bacteria causing congested skin while keeping the skin hydrated while also promoting skin regeneration.

Also, given its anti-inflammatory properties, manuka honey is said to decrease red and inflamed skin caused by acne.

Pro tip: Warm some Manuka honey, lather generously on acne prone skin, let it sit for 20 minutes, wash off with warm water and follow with our Manuka Honey Day Cream to moisturise. Repeat daily.

p.s. Manuka honey oil is also a powerful cleaning agent, it helps clear out pores, tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of pores. We have some exciting things coming in this space so stay tuned.

3. Eczema & Psoriasis

 The bacteria fighting properties of Manuka Honey are crucial to combat staph and other topical infections eczema and psoriasis patients are prone to. Honey also acts as a moisturising shield on damaged skin. It helps hydrate dry, flaking skin and helps protects against infection.

4. Wound healing

Traditionally, Manuka Honey was used to treat wounds, burns, and sores.

For wounds, Manuka Honey contains antibacterial, antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that help speed up the healing process while amplifying the regeneration of skin tissue.

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