Photo: Manuka Bush in New Zealand. By Pseudopanax at English Wikipedia
Among the many varieties of floral honey, Manuka Honey is the most beneficial of all honeys due do its high levels of hydrogen peroxide and its low PH levels, two properties which contribute to potent antibacterial action. Manuka honey is produced by bees that pollinate the flowering Manuka bush in New Zealand.
- Severe cold or flu: one teaspoon every 4-5 hours with 1 raw clove of garlic chopped or in tea with lemon and Cayenne pepper. Buckwheat honey is also great for severe coughs.
- Eczema: mix with coconut oil and rub onto affected area, leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse
- Ringworm on skin or scalp: dab on effected area and leave on as long as possible. To avoid spreading ringworm fungus, mix tea tree in carrier oil, soak a cloth in warm water, dab the oil on the warm rag and wipe the honey, or rinse off completely with a soap mixed with a few droplets of tea tree oil.
- Cystic Acne: apply directly on the effected area overnight rinse in the morning.
- Minor cuts: dap honey on a small wound and cover with a band aid
- During hospital stay request that the staff use Manuka honey on wounds and in foods to prevent MRSA.
- Use in food to add flavor, particularly in Caribbean and Indian dishes that call for a lot of curry and coconut
- Normal acne breakouts, dab a drop of honey on effected area , watch the blemish magically shrink with little to no scarring
- Use honey in teas to boost energy and health
- Mix in shampoos to prevent dryness
- Mix in body wash for chapped flaky skin, rinse, and apply coconut oil on skin, pat dry.
- Use on chapped lips to heal cracks and bleeding during cold and or dry periods
- Use as after shave, and after plucking or waxing to avoid razor bumps and pimples.
- Use as a face, hair and body mask to heal skin and scalp from head to toe. Mix 1 part water with two part honey, and wipe over entire body. Grab a chair, cover with a towel and sit for 30 minutes. For added benefits. Steam the bathroom, and add drops of essential oil in the tub for a mini DIY spa treatment
- Use as a natural hair styler that conditions and adds moisture: mix 2 parts honey with one part water. add to spray bottle and spritz where hold is required. Do not use with heating tools, hair will burn.