What are the benefits of Manuka Honey?
1. Helps to soothe sore throats
A teaspoon of Manuka honey and lemon juice in warm water is a great drink to make to help soothe your throat.
2. Relieves minor wounds
Manuka honey can soothe and relieve minor wounds and insect bites. Apply it directly to the skin to benefit from the natural antibacterial properties. It is also a great reliever for a burnt tongue! Simply take a spoon full and let it dissolve on your tongue.
Manuka honey combines well with organic turmeric powder, and can also be used for minor wounds on pets.
3. A delicious, natural sweetener
Manuka Honey can be eaten straight from the spoon, naturally good and delicious. It is a scrumptious sweetener in hot beverages, especially herbal or black teas. Or make soothing hot lemon drinks with Manuka and a little fresh ginger. It can also be dissolved in a little warm water and added to iced tea. Enjoy honey at breakfast time drizzled on porridge, muesli or yoghurt, on toast, crumpets or pancakes. Manuka is also yummy in smoothies, particularly green leaf blends. Use it in raw food recipes including chia puddings, Acai bowls, slices and super balls.
While Manuka can of course be added to any recipe, it will maintain the natural levels of MGO best if added to raw dishes.
4. Great in savory dishes
Manuka honey is also great in salad dressings – especially with seeded mustard, or drizzled over steamed vegetables.
5. Natural ingredient for homemade cosmetics
Manuka honey acts as an ideal ingredient in homemade cosmetics. It is great in natural lip balms and is also very soothing and repairing when added into homemade face masks.