Manuka honey is a honey from the native Manuka tree in New Zealand, which is highly antibacterial in nature and rich in nutrients such as vitamins. For a long time, Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, used Manuka as a treatment for wounds, high fever, and cold symptoms.
Manuka honey is excellent in suppressing Helicobacter pylori, which causes stomach ulcers and gastritis, and Staphylococcus aureus, which is not treated well with antibiotics, and is also effective in dermatitis, acne, and eczema.
MG is an anti-inflammatory component of manuka honey identified by the University of Dresden, Germany, and is a New Zealand government-approved antimicrobial level unit along with UMF.
In the case of Manuka honey, MG must be tested by a New Zealand government accredited lab and the figures must be labelled.
MG vs UMF Activity Ratings Comparison
1) Antimicrobial action
Manuka honey contains MG, a natural antimicrobial substance, which has better natural antimicrobial properties than other common honey.
Therefore, it is effective in various diseases caused by germs, such as stomach ulcers, gastritis, heartburn, sore throat, and skin diseases. Even if you have a wound in your mouth, eating manuka honey will quickly have an effect.
2) Antioxidant action
Manuka honey contains a large amount of flavonoids, an antioxidant, which neutralizes free radicals and helps suppress cell damage and aging. You can also expect anti-aging and anti-cancer effects.
3) Improvement of digestive function
Manuka honey helps digestion and boosts the body's metabolism by promoting growth of beneficial intestinal live bacteria. In particular, manuka honey helps the growth of children by helping the intestinal bifidobacteria.
4) Fatigue recovery and energy replenishment
Glucose in Manuka Honey is absorbed into the body very quickly and has an immediate energy replenishment effect and fatigue recovery effect.
It replenishes energy quickly and acts as an energy supply powerfully enough to make you forget your immediate hunger.
It is also good for relieving hangovers by detoxifying alcohol and harmful toxins and helps test takers to concentrate better.
5) Skin Beauty
Manuka honey is so effective in beautifying skin that it is used as a high-quality ingredient for cosmetics, and it is also used as a face mask.
In fact, the British royal family uses manuka honey cosmetics, which is said to be a very popular beauty ingredient in the UK.
Take a spoonful from a wooden or plastic teaspoon twice a day in the morning and evening. Heat may destroy nutrients, so do not eat manuka honey with hot water.
Excessive consumption may rarely cause upset stomach or heartburn, and it is not recommended for children under 1 year old.