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10 Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Honey is considered to be one of the nutritious and natural sweeteners in the world and it has been therapeutically used to treat a variety of illnesses since the earliest times. Manuka honey is a monofloral honey produced from the nectar of the manuka tree (tea tree), which is native to New Zealand. Compared to other types of honey, manuka honey contains a higher concentration of methylglyoxal (MG), leading to its stronger antibiotic effect. Keep reading this article to find out ten health benefits of manuka honey.

Wound and Burns Healing

There are different categories of honey and manuka honey seems to be the most promising natural remedy. Thanks to its antibacterial and healing properties, the mechanism of action of manuka honey in wound and burns healing has been discovered. In fact, numerous doctors around the world have applied manuka medical-grade honey into clinical work, showing effectiveness, especially in wound care. In addition to suppression of bacterial growth, manuka honey also contains glyoxal (GO) and methylglyoxal (MG/MGO), which could accelerate wound healing and tissue regeneration by their immunomodulatory property. Keep in mind that only sterilized and prepared manuka honey could be used to treat these injuries. It should not be considered to be part of your first aid kit. [1]