[By Big C]
So we have been into honey and we started buying Manuka Honey from various brands and shops. I usually aim for UMF 10 because I like that taste better than the lower UMF. And definitely I go for Manuka than the regular ones, also due to taste preference and of course knowing the health benefits make me happy too!
My kids are sensitive to medications so such natural therapy suits them more.
So that day after bringing them to the Poli Xmas show, we walked around and saw this counter and being Honey fans, we were keen to find out more.
The lady let Big E and I taste the different types of honey, and I love the first one the most – which apparently came from the honey comb right there! Nice! It is rich and has a little tangy taste.
We then tasted the others from the bottles which were in different colours. The darkness of the honey represents the age of the honey. The older it is, the darker it becomes and the taste is richer and more sour. The lady explained that the sour taste comes from the enzymes.
See image below which I took at home.
I personally love the medium one the most but for health reasons, I would definitely want to try the darkest one. But the kids can only take the young honey and in very small amounts. The lady reminded us many times not to let the kids take too much or take the older honey at all. When Big E asked to take the old honey sample, the lady stopped us and offered her the young one instead.
So at the end, we bought one of each!
Here’s why I decided to go for it…information can be found on their website… great for both adults and kids!
8. Improve skin complexion / reduce black spots:
Genuine 100% Natural Wild Honey has been proven to reduce black spots and improve skin condition.
9. Helps prevent cancer and heart disease:
Genuine 100% Natural Wild Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
Recent research shows that Genuine 100% Natural Wild Honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis. This may be related to the 3rd benefit…
10. Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal:
“All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide” This contributes to the incredibly long- shelf-life of Genuine 100% Natural Wild Honey.
12. Reduces cough and throat irritation:
Genuine 100% Natural Wild Honey helps with reducing coughs.
13. Balances the 5 elements:
Genuine 100% Natural Wild Honey has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India for at least 4,000 years and is considered to affect all three of the body’s primitive material imbalances positively. It is also said to be useful in improving eyesight, weight loss, curing impotence and premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea and nausea.
Genuine 100% Natural Wild Honey is referred as “Yogavahi” since it has a quality of penetrating the deepest tissues of the body. When honey is used with other herbal preparations, it enhances the medicinal qualities of those preparations and also helps them to reach the deeper tissues.
14. Heals wounds and burns:
External application of Genuine 100% Natural Wild Honey has been shown to be as effective as conventional treatment It is speculated that the drying effect of the simple sugars and honey’s anti-bacterial nature combine to create this effect.
15. Is probiotic:
Genuine 100% Natural Wild Honey possess large amounts of friendly bacteria. This includes up to 6 species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobacteria. This may explain many of the mysterious therapeutic properties of honey.
16. Helps prevent and cure gastric pain
Check out the viscosity! It’s the old honey! Thicker but still in liquid form. The lady said that even if we put it into the freezer, it will remain liquid! Haven’t tried it though… haha
And so far, it hasn’t crystalised! Good sign that it is real honey an not sugar mixed! I know my regular honey does crystalise while Manuka doesn’t.
Some key points to note…
- Use only non-metal spoon to handle the honey as metallic utensils can affect its properties
- Use only cool or warm water to dilute the honey if you prefer taking it as honey water. Hot water will destroy the enzymes.
- Do not mix the honey with any other ingredients such as lemon. Acidity will affect the enzymes and the functions too.
- For best outcome, take it neat (ie direct).
- For maintenance, take a tablespoon with empty stomach every morning. When unwell, take Two. For kids, they should only take in teaspoons and babies below 12 months must NOT take any honey due to botulism.
Hope this is helpful and Cheers to good health!
If you have any questions or would like to share with us more about honey, do comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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