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How Much Manuka Honey To Use and Applications

Manuka honey has gained a reputation for having many perceived benefits. From antibacterial to antiviral activity, multiple scientific studies indicate unique properties. However, while some of the benefits are pretty well known, many are unaware of how exactly Manuka honey should be used. 

Take advantage of this liquid gold to ensure you use Manuka honey to its maximum benefits. This blog will outline how Manuka honey can be used, how much to use and how to apply it.  

The Different Applications of Manuka Honey 

There are a few ways to apply Manuka honey within your daily life. Here are five ways most people use this unique substance: 

Eaten from the spoon

This method is the most convenient way to take Manuka honey. Just like one would take a vitamin or a daily supplement, a teaspoon of honey can be a great way to set yourself up for the day. 

Some studies have shown that using a wooden spoon is the best method of scooping honey. Although metal is okay to use, it’s recommended that a metal spoon is not left in the honey as the metal may chemically interact with the Manuka honey.

Blended in a smoothie

Manuka honey can act as an all-natural sweetener for your morning smoothie! However, if honey is left in the fridge too long, it may begin to crystallise, but if this happens, warm the honey through and stir it. 

Coffee sweetener 

It might surprise some, but honey was the original sweetener of coffee before sugar. Manuka honey makes for a great alternative as it is less calorically dense than sugar but still provides a lovely sweet flavour. 

In addition, Manuka honey has several bioactive ingredients and minerals that provide an even more healthy alternative than cane sugar’s empty calories. 

Applied topically to the body

While many believe Manuka honey assists with internal problems, skincare advocates swear by the liquid gold. Applying a layer of Manuka honey to the face have been thought to lead to moisturising or emollient effects. This is the only ingredient that can be used for both skincare and breakfast.

How Much Manuka Honey Should You Use Per Serving?

To maximise the benefits of Manuka honey, experts believe that the optimal amount to ingest is between 1 and 2 tablespoons per day. Additionally, you can eat it straight or spread it out over foods or drinks. 

Pure Manuka honey is a versatile food item and can be a valuable ingredient to many treats. Consider spreading the honey out on toast or adding the tablespoon to a shake. 

The ultra-premium Manuka honey products that are UMF 18+ or higher have been recommended to be excellent for winter wellness. Reports have indicated that ½ or a whole tablespoon may ease the symptoms when you have a tickle in your throat. 

How Is Manuka Honey Applied For Skincare or Wounds?  

As mentioned above, Manuka honey has several antimicrobial properties that have been reported to alleviate blemishes or wounds. The history of the Manuka flower being used as a wound dressing dates back hundreds of years with the indigenous Maori population of Aotearoa. However, it’s only in the last few decades that Manuka honey has been used for wound healing. 

Applying a layer of Manuka honey to the face and leaving it on there for at least 15 minutes will yield the best results. Experts believe that leaving the mask on for an hour or more can maximise the unique microbial activity and decrease the presence of blemishes.

Regarding wound care, minor scrapes and cuts can be treated with Manuka honey. The amount of honey you apply to the wound should depend on the fluid surrounding the injury. More leakage equals more honey. Next, place the pure Manuka honey onto a bandage and dress the wound. However, if the cut/scrape is severe and open, it’s best to check with a medical professional first - it may require surgical assistance. 

PURITI Is Your One-Stop-Shop For Everything Manuka Honey

At PURITI, we provide UMF-certified Manuka honey that can be used in several different methods. In addition, each honey that we sell meets and exceeds the minimum required leptosperin and MGO concentrations set by UMFHA. As a result, consumers can buy from PURITI with confidence knowing that we are only selling 100% genuine New Zealand Mānuka honey.

As set by the New Zealand government, we meet the legal and scientific definition of monofloral Mānuka honey. 

PURITI also includes 11 separate anti-counterfeit measures made within our packaging - we provide absolute quality assurance to our customers. In addition, we follow particular methods to sustain our unique monofloral honey composition. As a sacred product of New Zealand, we want to ensure customers receive the best level of quality that PURITI can offer.  

If you’re looking to buy high-quality Mānuka honey online, the great selection of items at PURITI will be the perfect place to browse an extensive range of unique products. 

Buy our Mānuka honey online or in PURITI selected stores for all your wellness needs.

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