Proven Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Proven Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is a unique form of honey that is native to New Zealand, created by bees who pollinate the tea tree bush (or leptospermum scoparium bush). As well as tasting delicious on many foods, manuka honey has become an increasingly popular form of natural skincare, thanks to its inherent anti-bacterial and healing properties.

When added as the active ingredient to skincare products, this honey has the abilities to reduce inflammation and protect the body from bacteria to improve all round healthy living. Traditionally used for healing wounds and sore throats, and in some cases help with digestive issues. Read on to learn more about the science-based health benefits of manuka honey.

Healing wounds

One of the incredible properties of manuka honey is an ability to heal burns, wounds, and other skin ailments. While not a replacement for professional medical treatment, it can help minor skin injuries through its natural ability to fight infection and protect from bacteria.

By speeding up the healing process by improving special cell production that repairs tissue, manuka honey can improve a sore throat or cough, and digestion issues. It can also reduce inflammation and pain levels, making it beneficial for serious skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema.

Antiviral properties

Throughout history, all forms of honey have been used as one of nature's germ killers. Its proven ability to operate as a natural antibiotic comes from the hydrogen peroxide within, killing germs and helping heal a range of skin wounds and issues. 

Manuka honey is particularly connected with healthy living, taking these antiviral properties to another level with a component of its nectar called methylglyoxal, or MGO. The higher levels of MGO, the more effective the honey’s antiviral and antibacterial abilities, and unlike traditional antibiotics, honey does not seem to produce resistant bacteria.

Antibacterial

Between the antibacterial powers of manuka honey’s hydrogen peroxide and methylglyoxal (MGO), it has a natural ability to fight infection. When you combine this with its anti-inflammatory properties, it becomes a great topical ointment for skin conditions like acne and other irritable skin ailments.

 

Manuka honey not only acts as a protective substance on the skin, it has been found to pro-actively fight infections that have a biofilm (thin bacterial layer). This is particularly interesting to the scientific community, given infections with biofilm are traditionally thought to be untreatable. 

Skin nutrition at its most natural

When it comes to taking good care of your skin, consider all of the ingredients you’re feeding it through topical creams and lotions. Many cosmetics contain minimal amounts of active ingredients along with a multitude of filler products. 

Choosing natural skin care products made from all organic materials, like manuka honey, means providing it with amazing nutrition, just like you would the rest of your body. Considering its antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, manuka honey is proven to reduce irritation and inflammation for those with acne, eczema, or other skin conditions.

Clean & Pure are dedicated to providing all organic skincare products that serve to improve healthy living and skin wellness, with no unnatural ingredients that can serve to worsen skin health. Browse our range of skin nutrition products online, or get in touch today with any queries.

 

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