Super-delicious natural honey provides plenty of healthy benefits because is packed with nutrients, fructose, glucose, niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin B6, minerals : calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc.
Also honey has antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-fungal properties and is consists of 80% carbohydrates, 18% water, and 2% vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
The Manuka Honey
The most commonly used type of honey for medical purposes is raw, i.e. unprocessed honey and manuka honey known as jelly bush honey is the queen of all and can kill even the most hazardous bacteria, like MRSA.
The manuka honey originates from New Zealand and is made by bees that feed on the Leptospermum Scoparium nectar, called manuka bush.
This honey is great to kill any bacteria or pathogen and can be applied to the skin or taken internally.
What is more important, manuka honey contains a higher level of enzymes if compared to the common honey. Natural hydrogen peroxide, which is a potent antibacterial agent, is created by these enzymes.
Verify if you are buying genuine manuka honey by looking for:
UMF trademark labeled on the front of the jar/container
Labeled from a New Zealand UMF licensed company
UMF company’s name and license number stated on the label
Stated UMF rating number between 5 and 16+
In addition, here is how different UMF ratings are useful and which manuka honey to use for different purposes:
0-4 UMF – non-medical purpose;
5-9 UMF – promotes general health;
10-14 UMF – stimulates healing and controls bacteria;
15+ UMF – extremely therapeutic, if only 1 tablespoon is consumed daily, and nothing more than that amount.
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