What separates Manuka Honey from your Regular Honey?

July 20, 2022

Shawn Mendes once said, “ Manuka honey is magic” and we could not have agreed more.

And he's not alone! From pop stars to sports personalities, Manuka honey has quite the sweet grip on celebs. And with good reason too!

Right from the Australian farms to your teaspoon, this natural gold is one of the purest honey in the world. Leptospermum scoparium is an evergreen shrub or a small tree grown on Australian farms that bloom white and pink flowers called Manuka flowers. The sublimity of this flower is a drink of bliss for the honey bees. They carry the nectar to their hive and brew nutritious Manuka honey for us.

History has lived through the benefits of honey in our daily life. The 19th century witnessed its proficiency as a natural anti-bacterial element for healing.

Many households have added Manuka honey jars to their tabletops and first aid kits. Manuka honey from South Wales, Australia, is proven to effectively control pathogenic bacteria that reduce inflammation and acts as a substantial aid in wound recovery.

The qualities that separate raw organic Manuka honey from regular honey are its components and its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory quality. The various components of Manuka honey come together to create a sweet medicinal haven.

Components Of Manuka Honey

Methylglyoxal(MGO) is the primary compound of Manuka honey. High concentrated dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is present in the nectar of the Manuka flower and yields a high concentration of MGO. The higher the concentration of MGO, the stronger the anti-bacterial qualities of honey. Honey has been revered for its varied positive effects on many skin conditions.

At Healthhyy5ive, we test every jar of Manuka honey in the laboratory to ensure potency, purity and authenticity before packaging. The verifying authorities have created a unique scale for rating its authenticity according to the unique Manuka honey factor(UMF). The UMF has three major compounds - MGO, DHA, and Leptosperin. Manuka honey requires a minimum rating of UMF 10+ to be a seamless medical-grade product. The 10+ UMF-rated honey is considered medicinal and can heal and soothe a sore throat. Not only can it act as an everyday tonic, but it can also be used for treating minor wounds. The 20+ UMF-rated honey can be effective in the treatment of leg ulcers and other severe infections.

Organic Manuka Honey

Since Manuka honey is chock full of miraculous properties, it is essential to understand its authenticity. Its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties have been categorized as probiotics. Eating a teaspoon of Manuka honey is nutritious for both health and skin. Australian farms running along the East coast, Island Bay, and Bribie Island yield close to 86 honey bee species, from which 12 species are active participants in extracting honey. The bees feed off the manuka flower and procure nectar for their hives. Each hive is a rabble of 30,000 to 40,000 bees.

At Healthhyy5ive, we directly extract Manuka honey from the honeycomb, proving its purity and authenticity. It is unfiltered and is left unheated. A preconceived notion that accompanies the extraction of honey is that raw honey is unhygienic. Raw honey is an amalgamation of nutrients and vitamins compared to regular honey.

Manuka honey has become more popular due to its potent anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties than regular honey. This unprocessed state of honey has led to increased customer demand. Even though Manuka honey is expensive, people prefer buying this nature’s gold to test effective DIY remedies, and it is an active ingredient in medicines.

Fulfilling the Healing purpose

Manuka honey is often used in pharmaceutical products as it has efficiently accelerated the healing of minor burn wounds. It also provides an effective treatment for skin care, including eczema and dermatitis. Manuka honey-based ointments help in healing various skin diseases.

A glass of hot water and a teaspoon of Manuka honey can treat a sore throat. It supports proper digestive health as well. Apart from skincare, Manuka honey is also quite visible in the ingredients of shampoos and conditioners.

Final Thoughts

Healthhyy5ive produces authentic Manuka honey of the purest quality. This liquid gold holds heightened levels of MGO that make it beneficial for internal and external use. This honey extracted by our honey bees treats minor skin wounds, burns, and sore throats and aids in healthy digestion. Honey grades at MGO 300+ are used for treating minor wounds, whereas honey graded above 500 can be used for maintaining an efficient digestive system. MGO grades above 800 can be used for treating gastric ulcers and resolving other health issue.

From the Australian meadows to the beehive, each jar of Manuka honey is organic, authentic and obtained in its rawest form, extracted directly from the honeycombs. It is a delight for both body and soul.


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