A short article explaining how Raw Manuka Honey differs from ordinary Manuka Honey.
Raw Manuka Honey is a premium Manuka Honey kept as close to its natural state as possible.
Honey bees produce Raw Manuka Honey from the nectar of the Manuka bush. The Manuka bush is a relative of the Tea Tree and grows almost entirely in New Zealand.
Tea Tree oil is known for its anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti viral properties and Manuka Honey shares many of these health benefits. Medical research has shown that Manuka Honey has healing properties that can be used to treat a wide number of health conditions including, eczema, acne, ulcers, wounds, sore throats, staph infections, MRSA, digestive problems, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, ringworm etc. Recent research is even investigating whether Manuka Honey can be effective against HIV.
Manuka Honey has anti bacterial and anti fungal properties that are not found to anywhere near the same extent in other types of honey. Manuka Honey is increasingly used in hospitals worldwide as an effective anti bacterial wound dressing. It has been particularly useful for treating ulcerated skin and has no known side effects.
When honey, including manuka honey, is processed it is heated (pasteurised) and filtered. Heating Manuka Honey to too high a temperature can seriously affect its flavour and its health benefits. Filtering removes excess wax but may also remove propolis and pollen. Propolis is a resin used by honeybees to seal and protect the hive. It is highly anti bacterial and anti viral and also beneficial for our health. Pollen is a phytonutrient which can also have health benefits for us.
Premium Raw Manuka Honey is cold pressed and not fine filtered so it retains far more of the health benefits of Manuka nectar than ordinary Manuka Honey.
If you’re looking for the most effective Manuka Honey then you should certainly consider the most natural and buy Raw Manuka Honey.