Manuka Honey is a special type of honey that can only be produced in New Zealand from bees that collect the nectar of the flowering manuka tree. Now we are all aware of the wide range of uses for the different types of honey that we can buy from our shops, however manuka honey is in a league of its own when we talk about health benefits. This honey can be clinically used to treat bacterial problems and can really help strengthen the immune system of any person consuming it. It can even relieve pain, heal inflammations and can be used externally too.
As you would expect this honey is widely sought after and pretty difficult to come by, and so you have to watch out for a lot of brands that will sell you fake manuka honey just to get in on the profits. To make sure you get the right honey you should look for rating by the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association, called the UMF rating scale. You can look them up online and see how to spot the right type of brands instead of the fake manuka honey brands.
The reason so many people want this honey is because unlike other honeys it does not lose its healing properties when heated and treated. This honey, depending on its strength, can even replace anti bacterial medicines as it has been proved to kill a wide variety of different bacteria. The lower strength manuka honey can still be very useful as it can improve the functionality of your digestive system and regular long term use can help strengthen your immunity against many different types of sicknesses. You can even place it over skin for burns and injuries for healing purposes and can even be used to heal venous ulcers.