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Why Australian Manuka Honey Is So Beneficial For Your Family’s Health & Wellbeing

July 05, 2019 3 min read

Why Australian Manuka Honey Is So Beneficial For Your Family’s Health & Wellbeing

Ok, you might think we’re biased because we’re a family of third-generation beekeepers and we LOVE honey… but countless research studies have proven that Manuka Honey has powerful immune-boosting, antibacterial and antimicrobial (that is, germ-killing) properties that are highly effective in not only treating the symptoms of colds and flus – but in actually fighting off the superbugs themselves.

And the best part? It’s a completely natural remedy from mother nature herself, which is what Beetanicals is all about – providing chemical-free and toxin-free alternatives to support your family’s health and happiness. So you know exactly what you and your children are consuming either through application to your skin, or ingesting.

Below is a quick summary of what you need to know about WHY Manuka Honey is an essential product for every family’s medicine cabinet all year round, but even more so during the winter months. We’ll keep it short and sweet… ;-)

What makes Manuka Honey different from regular honey?

Let’s start by quickly explaining what Manuka honey is. The medicinal power of honey all comes down to which plant flowers bees visit to collect the nectar that they turn into honey. Manuka honey is produced when bees feed on nectar from the Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) plant, which is native to Australia and New Zealand.

While ordinary honey has antimicrobial properties from high sugar and a low (acidic) pH, Manuka honey is far stronger due to high levels of the naturally occurring chemical methylglyoxal (MGO). MGO is produced during dehydration of a phytochemical in manuka flowers and can be present at over 70 times the level of other honeys!

When choosing a Manuka Honey, look out for the different quantities of MGO to help identify the strength of the antibacterial properties of the honey – the higher the number, the higher the strength.Beetanicals Manuka Honey MGO 260+ is a medium-strength, sweet tasting Manuka Honey made from the bees in our very own hives in County Victoria.


How does Manuka Honey Support Health & Wellbeing?

Boost your immune system (especially important in winter!):

  • Our intestines house billions of friendly bacteria, which must keep in balance for us to stay healthy.The antibacterial activity in Manuka honey helps us keep harmful species in check and fend off superbugs that cause serious infections.
  • The Australian Manuka Honey Association(of which Beetanicals are members) reports that one of the most amazing things about the antibacterial activity of Manuka honey, is that although bacteria that cause serious infections can develop resistance to modern antibiotics (which is how they become superbugs), they cannot develop resistance to the activity of Manuka honey.

Wound healing:

  • The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory activity make Manuka Honey an effective treatment to soothe and aid skin conditions.
  • Beetanicals Bee Soothed Balmcontains our active Manuka Honey MGO 260+ and has received numerous amazing testimonials from happy customers about how it has helped soothe, nourish and protect their skin.

Relieve symptoms of coughs and colds:

  • As soon as we detect any signs of sore throats, coughs or colds in our young boys, the first thing we give them is 2-3 spoonfuls of Manuka Honey a day and it has always worked a treat for our family!
  • The Royal Children's Hospital describes honey in their fact sheet as a better treatment for coughs and colds than often ineffective pharmaceutical cough medicines.

The other benefit of Manuka Honey? Children love the taste! It’ll be the easiest medicine you’ve ever had to encourage them to take. And if they’re not keen on it straight from the spoon, try stirring it into a cup of lemon and ginger tea, or even hot chocolate. Mmmm.

Click here to purchase Beetanicals Manuka Honey MGO260+ for your family’s medicine cabinet and ensure your family stays well this winter.

From our hive to your home x