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How to Eat Mānuka Honey and Other Uses for the Best Honey in the World!

The Mānuka bush is found here in New Zealand. Honey that is made from Mānuka pollen is tested and graded to identify its level of potency. UMF, Unique Mānuka Factor, is the only grading system to measure multiple markers to ensure potency, but also authenticity, origin and shelf life. Not only is Mānuka honey one of the most unique products found anywhere in the world, its versatility provides numerous uses that many people may not realise.

Eating Mānuka Honey

Eating Mānuka honey is the most common use and the one we all think of first. When used as an ingredient, its sweet flavour and unique texture make it a staple in many homes. Mānuka honey provides an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements that make it even more desirable for parents who prioritise the health of their family. Although it shouldn't be given to infants under one year old, other members of the family can reap its benefits whenever they need a pick-me-up.

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Wound Care

Mānuka honey contains large amounts of antimicrobials that clean and disinfect wounds. By applying a small amount directly to the wound or abrasion, it can soften the skin and eliminate any bacteria that may lead to an infection. Other nutrients in the honey also help to minimise inflammation and regenerate the tissues, which in turn speeds up the healing process and reduces the appearance of scarring. Mānuka honey should be applied regularly until the wound is closed and the risk of infection has subsided. Mānuka honey is also used in hospital units to treat burn patients.


Because of its antiviral and antibacterial properties, Mānuka honey can be an effective deterrent when it comes to many illnesses caused by germs in our environment. One or two tablespoons a day can boost the immune system and help fight off colds, sinus infections, and other illnesses caused by bacteria or viruses that we are exposed to, daily. Mānuka honey can be eaten straight from the jar or drizzled on oatmeal, toast, and many other recipes. 

Relieves Eczema Irritation

When applied to eczema skin rashes, Mānuka honey helps to relieve the itching and discomfort that is often associated with the condition. The honey hydrates the skin, keeping it soft and moist so that it doesn't dry out. The antibacterial properties in the honey can also prevent any infection that may start to form if an open wound begins to appear.

Soothes a Sore Throat

Whenever you begin to feel the scratchy irritation of a sore throat start to form, grab the Mānuka honey. It only takes a teaspoon or two to calm the irritation and soothe your throat back to its normal state. If the sore throat is caused by a bacteria or virus, the Mānuka honey may be able to prevent it from escalating into something more serious. As the old adage goes: A teaspoon a day keeps the germs away!

There is a wide range of research being done on Mānuka Honey. Have a look at some of this Research - UMF There are bound to be many you were not aware of…

At Taylor Pass Honey, we understand the importance of keeping you and your family healthy, and that’s why we always guarantee that our products meet or exceed industry standards. Look for the highest Mānuka rating on our labels to find the most potent remedy in nature.

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