Manuka honey is a type of honey that is made exclusively from the nectar of Manuka tree flowers that grow in New Zealand. It is considered the healthiest honey due to its unique properties.
Even more, Manuka honey proved to have many benefits for the skin, so it is widely used to treat different conditions of the skin.
Manuka honey composition and beneficial effects
The Manuka honey has an opaque orange color and a slightly caramelized eucalyptus-like taste. It naturally contains methylglioxal, a compound that makes it a natural and powerful antibacterial source.
Another element that makes Manuka honey the healthiest one out there is the hydrogen peroxide. This substance offers it antibiotic qualities, thus becoming one of the best natural antibiotic remedies.
Although these two substances, namely methylglioxal and hydrogen peroxide, can also be found in other types of honey, but Manuka nectar contains most of them both.
In general, most of the types of honey we buy are processed. Through the processes performed on them, many nutrients are lost, many benefits, and even some types of honey end up having sugar in the composition.
Manuka honey is completely unprocessed and therefore retains all its vitamins and natural minerals.
Manuka honey is considered the healthiest honey, both for internal and external use, because it is the only one that contains almost equally antioxidant, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substances.
These benefits of honey make it a great treatment for the skin.