Drizzled on fruit, natural yoghurt or added to lemon water – the uses for honey are endless. Literally endless, as this wonder product isn’t just to sweeten up our food. Oh, no, as Manuka honey in particular has been used by the Maori community in New Zealand for centuries because of its incredible healing properties. So, what’s so great about natures sweetener?
You may have heard various bloggers and beauty experts waxing lyrical about how amazing Manuka honey is for our skin, and hey’re not wrong. Thanks to its ability to absorb moisture from the air, it makes for an amazing moisturiser and face mask to soothe acne of skin irritations.
HELP TO HEAL
There’s a reason everyone recommends hot water, honey and lemon when we’re feeling poorly, it’s because Manuka has anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. Wow! It also boosts the immune system and can be applied on cuts to kick start the healing process.
BANISH THE BLOAT
Yep, if that wasn’t enough, it also boasts natural pre-biotic properties to aid digestion and get rid of pesky bloating in the gut. This helps the digestive process rebalance naturally by boosting the good bacteria in your tummy.