Manuka’s antibacterial properties make it a soothing feast for your face, and studies prove that good quality manuka is effective for providing antibacterial protection and promoting wound healing.
While manuka honey is probably most renowned for its wound-healing properties it has many other benefits too. Here are some other marvels of manuka and some tips on using it plus a delicious porridge recipe courtesy of Nutritional Therapist and Head Nutritionist for The Cabin Gym, Barnes.
May offer antiviral properties.
Soothes a sore throat.
May be a useful for antibiotic resistant infections
Supports gut health
How fast does it work?
In some cases, like soothing a sore throat, you can feel the effects quickly. In other cases, it may take a little more time, but be patient and let the manuka magic happen.
Whilst Manuka honey has a great range of benefits, it still has high sugar content. So a good portion size of Manuka honey is a maximum of two teaspoons or 20g per day.
This will be enough to reap the fantastic benefits of manuka honey without going overboard on the sugar.
To reap the digestive benefits of Manuka honey, you should eat 1 to 2 tablespoons of it each day. You can eat it straight or add it to your food. If you'd like to work Manuka honey into your meal plan, consider spreading it onto a slice of whole grain toast or adding it to yogurt or salad dressings.