Manuka Honey: Boosts Immunity, Improves Sleep & Great Alternative to Antibiotics

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Manuka Honey: Boosts Immunity, Improves Sleep & Great Alternative to Antibiotics

Most honey tastes great and is generally considered to be good for you. Hydrogen peroxide is a component of honey. It gives most honey its antibiotic quality, but some types of honey, including manuka honey, also have other components with antibacterial qualities. Manuka honey contains anti-bacterial properties and in a study conducted by the University of Sydney killed nearly every types of bacteria it was exposed to.

Manuka honey is produced by the bees which pollinate the flowers of the manuka bush, also known as the tea tree, native to New Zealand.

Amazing Health Benefits Of Manuka Honey

Improves Sleep
Manuka Honey helps to promote deep, restful sleep. It slowly releases the glycogen needed for essential bodily functions during sleep. Adding honey to milk at bedtime helps the body release melatonin into the brain which is necessary for deep sleep.

Improves Digestion
Manuka honey is great for improving the health of your gut and banishing bloating. ‘It can help reduce inflammation from digestive disorders, relieving abdominal discomfort and bloating. It contains a natural pre-biotic, which is essential for nurturing the gut’s good bacteria and, therefore, can help the digestive system rebalance itself naturally

Boost Immunity
Feeling a cold or a sore throat coming on? Stir a teaspoon of Manuka honey into your hot lemon drink to prevent the cold bug taking a grip. Manuka honey is high in antibacterial levels and recommended in the treatment of ulcers, strep throat, cold sores, skin infections, cuts and abrasions.

Great Antioxidants
Honey contains nutraceuticals, which are very effective for the removal of free radicals from the body. As a result, our body immunity is improved against many conditions, even potentially fatal ones like cancer or heart disease.

Sore Throat
Honey has been used as a home remedy for sore throats for centuries; there is evidence that manuka honey is especially effective in preventing the growth and spread of the strep bacteria responsible for causing sore throats.

Alternative to Antibiotics
The properties in manuka honey haven’t been shown to develop resistant bacteria, an annoying problem caused by the overuse of antibiotics that leads to the development of “superbugs” that can’t be treated with traditional treatment options. If manuka proves to be as effective as many small studies have found, it could be a powerful disease-fighting option.

Sources Included:

1) http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/01/23/manuka-honey-benefits_n_6526096.html

2) http://draxe.com/manuka-honey-benefits-uses/

3) http://www.livestrong.com/article/217129-what-is-manuka-honey-good-for/

4) http://healthyfocus.org/8-great-manuka-honey-health-benefits/

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