Manuka Honey is a very special type of honey that has been found to have extraordinary healing properties. It has a formulation that works by allowing the skin to absorb the core ingredients much faster and directly to the target area, easing pain much quicker.

It has been discovered that this unique type of honey contains extraordinary anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically to the skin. It can help relieve muscular back pain and joint aches and pains, and for temporary relief of minor to mild arthritis pain.

Manuka Honey has become known as the ‘healing honey’ as many of its therapeutic properties have now been well documented.

The honey is made from a plant native to the shores of New Zealand. Its Latin name is Leptospermum Scoparium but has been given the name Manuka by the Maori people of New Zealand.

The bushes grow in the wild uncultivated areas of the country, predominantly around coastal areas with the East Cape area of the North Island having a particularly concentrated area. Here the beekeepers will set up their hives allowing the bees to gather the nectar from the flowers of the Manuka bush.

One of the particular advantages of New Zealand is that it is not densely populated, which means there is a lack of pollution in the air which contributes to the honey making process. For more information a good website to look on is




  1. That’s interesting. First thing every morning, before I have my first cup of coffee I have a tablespoon of honey. I am fortunate not to have joint problems but will buy some Manuka honey and try it. Nothing to lose:)xx


  2. Here in New Zealand the Manuka Trees are widespread and not just in the Eastern Cape. All Manuka Honey is not the same. The most important consideration is the UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) factor with +15 a minimum to have truely restorative benefits. Of course, the higher the UMF factor, the higher the price. Do not buy on price.


  3. Oh yes, the qualities of Manuka honey from the Manuka tree are well known here. Bit more expensive than clover honey, but worth the added expense they say. Good research B!


  4. My mother spends a fortune on Manuka honey, she has complete faith in it and uses it for all infections. However I am allergic to honey so can’t take it, did try it for a little while hoping that I had grown out of the allergy thing, but it was a huge mistake something I will not repeat again :))


  5. The link above doesnt work..try I use them and the product works wonders for me, actually my little girl loves oit and it keeps her throat well….Also Barmac – they have an offer on 5+ – use the comvita5 on the checkout for a free 5+


  6. I’ve heard about this before and seen it applied on some television show or another. An elderly lady had some ulcers on her legs and they used Manuka Honey because it has the healing properties you mentioned as well as being fabulous for lubricating the bandages. Of course, otherwise they’d stick and make the problem far worse.

    My knowledge of it was only hazy, so thanks for filling in the blanks for me! πŸ˜€ I wonder how long it’ll be until some celebrity calls their child Manuka πŸ˜›


      • Lol, Winnie the Pooh probably adored her. I’m sure it smells lovely though πŸ˜€

        I really over-estimated the Beckhams, I must admit. I thought Harper came from Harper Lee, from To Kill a Mockingbird. Apparently it’s from a tv show! πŸ˜›

        Seven as a middle name though? Altogether it does sound like a make of car. “I drive a Harper Seven, what about you?”


  7. Manuka Honey is not cheap, so you might want to familiarize yourself with the terms. Manuka raw honey is found where the Manuka flower grows, like New Zealand. This honey is monofloral, meaning that the bees that produce the raw honey, extract the nectar from only one flower, the Manuka flower that grows on the Manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium).Here some information about Manuka honey


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