Nutritionist Christine Bailey shares the top ways Manuka Honey can help aid your daily routines
The benefits have been celebrated for centuries, with the indigenous people of New Zealand (the home of Manuka Honey) first recognising its healing properties thousands of years ago.
This special Honey from New Zealand is harvested by bees from the nectar of the indigenous Manuka shrub (Leptospermum scoparium). It contains Methylglyoxal (MGO) which is a key compound that sets Manuka Honey apart from other honey
Today, the Honey is appreciated all over the world and used as a way of supporting daily routines – from eating it straight from a spoon to mixing it into a warming drink for a soothing remedy when feeling under the weather.
Christine Bailey, nutritionist for Egmont says: “Traditionally, Manuka Honey has been used for its therapeutic properties and to support wellness. It contains a number of antioxidant plant compounds such as phenolic acids and flavonoids and many people use it for its anti inflammatory properties including to soothe sore and aching throats.”
Below are some of the ways it could benefit your daily routine:
Soothing sore and aching throats
If you are suffering from a sore throat, it may help provide some relief. Many find it has a soothing affect on the lining of the throat.
Supporting digestive health
The gut is one of the most important organs in our body and keeping it healthy is essential for our overall health and wellbeing. Manuka Honey can help relieve a range of common digestive symptoms and support overall digestive health.
Excessive or prolonged inflammation can affect our overall health and prevent healing by damaging tissue in the body. The Honey contains a range of phenolic acids and flavonoids which play a key role on human health, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
There are many ways to include the honey into your wellness routines including:
- Eating it straight from a spoon
- Mixed into a warming drink
- Stirred into a smoothie
- Used in raw desserts and treats
- Used in salad dressings
- Smeared directly onto skin (which may help treat any skin conditions such as acne or eczema)
- Combined with warmed olive oil to make a conditioner for hair
Founded by the Annabell family in 2008 (and now run by father and son duo Toby and James in South Taranaki, New Zealand), Egmont Honey is committed to creating authentic Honey of the best taste, all while protecting and enhancing the bee population. Egmont’s bees are left in remote rainforests all year round, meaning its Manuka Honey is some of the purest in the world.
From hive to home, Egmont is able to pin every jar back to its original source and all honey is independently tested and certified for its levels of Methylglyoxal (MGO) and other unique properties – ensuring purity and quality with every jar.