What is manuka honey?

What is manuka honey?

Honey is loved and enjoyed by many, but few know that some of its varieties are so useful that they can replace medicines. So, manuka honey is incredibly valuable and useful.

What it is?

Manuka Honey is honey produced by New Zealand bees. But the value of the product is explained by the fact that the bees collect nectar from the flowers of a unique manuka shrub (tea tree), which is famous for its healing properties all over the world. This is a purely floral monocomponent honey.

Natural and healthy

The honey contained in the hive is subjected to a special natural treatment, which prolongs the shelf life of the product. Bees produce the enzyme glucose oxidase, which then under certain conditions (when interacting with biological fluids) is converted to hydrogen peroxide.


One of the main components of honey is hydrogen peroxide, which ensures the activity of the product. But it also contains methylglyoxal. It is this component that explains the properties of manuka honey. This substance is contained in other varieties of honey, but in much smaller quantities.


The tea tree itself (manuka shrub) is unique and has amazing properties. Nectar of flowers of this plant is especially useful. And bees collecting nectar contribute and make the product even more valuable. That is why the beneficial properties of manuka honey are so diverse and numerous:

The first thing worth mentioning is the antibacterial effect, which is provided by the activity of a substance such as methylglyoxal. This component is effective against many different bacteria, but separately it is necessary to distinguish Staphylococcus aureus, which live in the body of almost every person and sometimes so tenacious that they simply can not be exterminated.

But methylglyoxal penetrates the affected cells and removes (evaporates) all the liquid from them. And because of dehydration staphylococcus just die. The cells are then regenerated, and the fluid balance is restored.

There is also an anti-inflammatory effect, which allows you to use the product for a wide variety of diseases of the nasopharynx, upper respiratory tract, skin, digestive organs, musculoskeletal system and other organs and systems.
Since manuka honey has regenerating and wound-healing properties, it is widely used for various skin lesions, as well as for frostbite and burns.

The antioxidants included in the product neutralize the activity of free radicals and thus protect against cancer and premature aging.
Manuka honey allows you to rid the body of harmful cholesterol, so the product can be called an effective means of preventing cancer.
This unique product is also active against fungi, therefore it can be used for a wide variety of fungal infections of mucous membranes and skin.

Manuka Honey is an effective natural antiseptic that prevents wound infection.
Many people use the product for gastritis and gastric or duodenal ulcers.

Honey is effective in stomach upset and poisoning.
Antiviral properties of the product make it effective to use for colds and flu.
Honey is very useful for the skin, as it moisturizes it, provides good nutrition, eliminates inflammation, and also protects against ultraviolet radiation and the negative influence of the environment.
This is a great tonic and stimulating the immune system.


Manuka honey is an absolutely natural and safe product. But do not give it to children under the age of 3 years. In addition, honey can trigger the development of allergic reactions. Do not abuse in diabetes.

Useful product

How to treat with manuka honey? Nothing complicated about it. It is best to simply use the product daily. The maximum daily dose should not exceed three teaspoons.

A few important points:

Remember that a product like honey does not like and does not even tolerate heating, because its properties change under thermal influence, and some of them are lost. So do not add honey to hot tea, as is customary to do. You can dilute a small amount of the product in cool tea or in plain water.
Any honey over time begins to sugar and thicken, it is natural and normal. And such a product is as useful as a liquid.
Features and methods of use:

If you have a sore throat, then put a small amount of manuka honey in your mouth (0.5-1 teaspoon) and slowly dissolve it until completely dissolved.
For skin lesions and various wounds, it is better to use special sterile surgical honey (it is also commercially available). Simply apply a small amount on a damaged surface regularly until fully cured.
To improve the condition of the skin, lubricate it with honey or add this component to your own masks.

Where can I buy?

Where to buy manuka honey? 

Manuka Canada Company is proud to serve many Canadians in various locations: Ontario (Toronto, Brampton, North York, Vaughn, London, Barrie etc.), British Columbia (Nanaimo, Vancouver, Burnaby, Mission, etc.), Newfoundland (St. John's, Bonavista, Placentia, etc.), Alberta (Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Stony Plain, etc.)