Benefits of Manuka honey
Honey has been known since ancient times for its delicious taste and multiple health benefits. It has various usage for the maintenance of skin, beauty and health. Our grandmothers used honey to treat colds and flu.
Raw honey is known as a real remedy against various diseases, and each type of honey has its healing properties. Today we would like to introduce you to a type of honey that has many health benefits and comes from New Zealand, its Manuka Honey.
What is it? And why is it different than other honey?
Manuka is a tree that grows only in New Zealand. The bees harvest the nectar from its fragrant flowers and prepare orange-opaque honey, with a caramelized taste and unique nutritional and therapeutic properties.
Manuka Honey is known for its properties: antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal, properties that strengthen your immune system and help you to fight various health problems. After numerous scientific studies, Manuka honey is recognized as a miracle of nature.
Manuka honey is also rich in Metilglioxal (MGO™), an element that gives honey exceptional antibacterial power. MGO™ is found in several types of honey, but the greatest concentration is found in the nectar of Manuka flowers.
Another ingredient that gives Manuka Honey therapeutic properties is hydrogen peroxide, a component that makes Manuka Honey a natural antibiotic.
Manuka honey, your new beauty partner
There are several ways to use Manuka honey as a beauty product such as:
To moisturize your skin
Manuka honey is an excellent moisturizer. To nourish your skin, you can simply mix it with your usual moisturizer and use it, or you can buy a moisturizer than contain Manuka honey. It can be used on all skin types even the sensitive ones. After one week, you will see the results, your skin will already be softer and your complexion sublimated!
To reduce the appearance of wrinkles
Thanks to its antioxidant powers, Manuka honey is your anti-aging ally par excellence. Use it as a daily mask for effective anti-wrinkle action, but also you can take it orally at the rate of one tablespoon of honey per day, and it will help you fight effectively against the signs of time!
Fighting acne and scars
Once you've tried it, you won't be able to do without it. Manuka Honey works wonders on pimples and other unsightly blackheads by removing the bacteria around the follicles and pores that cause acne.
You can apply it directly to the skin as a mask for 20 to 30 minutes (even around the eyes) and repeat the operation 2 to 3 times a week if necessary. It has strong healing power and fights effectively against scars, especially those caused by acne, but also older scars such as eczema marks.
A little honey a day keeps the acne away!
Fighting eczema and psoriasis
Manuka honey is effective against certain forms of eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis thanks to its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to eliminate plaques and regenerate the new skin underneath for spectacular results in some cases.
Apply the honey in a thin layer directly on your patches for 20 to 30 minutes. But you can leave it on longer, the longer you leave it on the skin the better. Repeat every day until the patches disappear.
For stronger nails
Manuka honey is very effective in making your nails stronger, the trick is to mix it with a teaspoon of cider vinegar and apply it to your nails for about ten minutes. You can repeat it twice a week or as needed.
For shiny and healthy Hair
Manuka honey brings moisture, softness, and shine to all hair types. You have two ways to use it: as a conditioner or as a hair mask, and then you rinse it.