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Manuka honey can be found more and more often in home medicine chests. It is known for its valuable he alth properties.
Manuka honeyis made from a plant called Leptospermum scoparium, commonly known as"manuka" . This name was given to it by Maoris from New Zealand, who were the first to know about the he alth-promoting properties of this shrub from the myrtle family and used its leaves and oil in natural medicine.
Manuka honey in the home medicine cabinet
Manuka leaves are harvested by hand, which makes Manuka honey much more expensive than classic honey available in Polish stores. The plant itself is also valuable, as it naturally grows only in New Zealand and its vicinity. Manuka honey can be purchased at he alth food stores and through online stores.
Manuka honey properties
The ingredients of Manuka honey have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic properties. That is why manuka honey is called a natural probiotic. It is used in exacerbations such as gastric and duodenal ulcers, lung and throat diseases, various inflammations, intestinal ailments, and as an antibacterial agent used on wounds and burns.