Mad for Manuka

Oh honey, how I do love my manuka honey! I’ve been using the skincare line for close to a year now, and if one more person tells me I can’t possibly be old enough to have seen the Grateful Dead in concert back when Jerry Garcia was alive, I will promptly kiss them on the lips. Manuka honey is pretty exotic. Unlike those teddy bear filled containers you see at the supermarket, this stuff comes from New Zealand bees that pollinate the manuka bush. I’d always thought of manuka as a skin must-have, but my favorite TV doc was just explaining how it’s great for acid reflux, too. Who knew?

Manuka Honey

If you’re feeling urpy, you just need to spoon some raw manuka into your tea or just eat it by the spoon. And have you tried this stuff???   The taste is divine. I swoon after my daily two-tablespoon serving (which I’d probably still enjoy even if it wasn’t widely known for its powerful bioactivity.) I actually don’t  get reflux very often”¦I thought it was because of my healthy diet but maybe I should be thanking my manuka. I’m pretty sweet on that stuff, if I didn’t mention that yet.

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8 comments on «Mad for Manuka»

  1. Kathy says:

    I use Comvita +15..it has to have the UMF stamp or is not the best quality. My husband is putting it on his rosacea and it is healing quite nicely. We also take it orally. Great stuff.

  2. Bev says:

    All raw honey has amazing properties, but manuka honey is like honey “on steroids” when you look at its healing abilities.

  3. Phyllis says:

    I have always heard that honey is good for allergies. I have a rough time in the spring & fall with nasal allergies. Will this particular one help?

  4. Molly Malone says:

    “Mānuka (from Māori) is the common name used along with “jelly bush” and “tea tree” in Australia and to a lesser extent also in New Zealand. This name arose because Captain Cook used the leaves to make a ‘tea’ drink.[4] The common name “tea tree” is also shared with the related melaleuca tree of Australia, suggesting that both were used to make tea by Captain Cook.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptospermum_scoparium

    1. Molly Malone says:

      It’s easier to use the scientific name to avoid confusion:
      “Leptospermum scoparium, commonly called mānuka, manuka myrtle,[1] New Zealand teatree,[1] broom teatree,[1] or just tea tree, is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae, native to New Zealand and southeast Australia.”

  5. Lilia says:

    Where can you purchase this type of honey ? It sounds yummy. Thanks

  6. ilari parkkunn says:

    In addition to vitacost supplements we eat daily .. how much does two tbs of manuka honey cost? Who has the money for this.

  7. William Buddrow says:

    My mama always told me honey is just bee caca. I didn’t realize it’s hallucinogenic too.

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