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6 Reasons Why Manuka Honey is Liquid Gold for Health and Beauty 

Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) flowers on a single twig

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.

All Honey has some level of beneficial properties but that honey products that most of us have access to in our grocery stores are filtered and in the process loses most of its antibacterial properties.
Even still when we run out of Manuka honey in our home, filtered honey is not a bad substitute for every day uses. Raw honey is also an option which is becoming more and more available in stores. Try different types to see what works for you and your family.
Raw honey options include YS Bee Farms Pure Premium Wildflower Honey
Tips
Never give any honey in any form to a small child unless under the advice and supervision of a licensed medical professional.
Do not use honey or any bee products if you have an allergy to bees.
Look for the New Zealand UMF seal with a rating between 5-16+ (Unique Manuka Factor) the industry standard. Protect yourself from Manuka imposters sold at exorbitant prices.
Also seek professional advice before proceeding with any health regimen.
Manuka Honey
  1. 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.
  2. Eczema: mix with coconut oil and rub onto affected area, leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse
  3. 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.
  4. Cystic Acne: apply directly on the effected area overnight rinse in the morning.
  5. Minor cuts: dap honey on a small wound and cover with a band aid
  6. During hospital stay request that the staff use Manuka honey on wounds and in foods to prevent MRSA.
Honey though full of beneficial nutrients,  is mostly sugar. Avoid overuse if diabetic. Seek advice from professional health advisor before proceeding.
Everyday Honey (Orange Blossom, Wildflower, etc. Raw is Preferred).
  1. Use in food to add flavor, particularly in Caribbean and Indian dishes that call for a lot of curry and coconut
  2. Normal acne breakouts, dab a drop of honey on effected area , watch the blemish magically shrink with little to no scarring
  3. Use honey in teas to boost energy and health
  4. Mix in shampoos to prevent dryness
  5. Mix in body wash for chapped flaky skin, rinse, and apply coconut oil on skin, pat dry.
  6. Use on chapped lips to heal cracks and bleeding during cold and or dry periods
  7. Use as after shave, and after plucking or waxing to avoid razor bumps and pimples.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
Enjoy!
Disclaimer: GingerHoneyTea.com is for entertainment purposes only. While we wish for everyone to enjoy the benefits of alternative healing, we are not licensed medical professionals. Always check with your doctor or a licensed professional when trying a new food, nutritional supplement or exercise regimen to ensure safety. It’s encouraging that more and more doctors are open to using treatments combining alternative and conventional medicine, so we encourage you to ask and get their advice before proceeding with trying recipes shared on this site.
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5 Health Benefits of Mango Leaf

mango tree pic less leaves

Adored for its sweet fruit and its fragrant flowers, the mango tree is ubiquitous throughout the tropics. While the fruit offers many health benefits including loads of free radical fighting, cancer-fighting vitamins and nutrients , the leaves of the mango are extremely rich in vitamins A, B C, flavonoids and phenols and used in a myriad of home remedies in throughout the Caribbean and India.

For maximum benefits use young leaves. The majority of the home remedies below call for the use of dried mango leaf powder. Choose young tender leaves, dry in the sun, pound in to powder using a mortar and pestle. If you do not live in the tropics and/or have access to a Mango Tree, you can purchase Mango Leaf Powder by NutriCargo.

As with any home remedy please get advise from a certified health professional for guidance to ensure safety.

1. Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes Prevention
The leaves contain tannins called anthocyanidins, which clinical research has proven effective in treating insulin instability, pre-diabetes.

Make a tea infusion of mango leaf powder by soaking the leaves overnight. Do not heat.

2. Earaches
Use the extract of mango leaf (approximately one teaspoon) to create ear drops for ear aches. Use the drop a few times per day until infection clears.

3. Hypertension
Use the overnight tea infusion of powder mango leaves for blood vessel strengthening properties to treat hypertension.

4. Kidney Stones
Dissolve kidney stones by drinking one half cup of the powdered tea infusion of Mango Leaves three times daily. Additionally drink warm water to help flush out your kidneys.

5. Digestive Imbalance
Make a tea with fresh Mango Leaves, consume one cup each day. Avoid dairy with the exception for yogurt and kefir, avoid spicy foods. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Have you used Mango Leaves for other remedies not listed here? Let us know!

 

Disclaimer: GingerHoneyTea.com is for entertainment purposes only. While we wish for everyone to enjoy the benefits of alternative healing, we are not licensed medical professionals. Always check with your doctor or a licensed professional when trying a new food, nutritional supplement or exercise regimen to ensure safety. It’s encouraging that more and more doctors are open to using treatments combining alternative and conventional medicine, so we encourage you to ask and get their advice before proceeding with trying recipes shared on this site.