Exploring Manuka Honey Benefits

By RubyBeautyOrganics

Honey, that wondrous miracle product of nature and nature’s little helper, the bees. Its numerous uses and benefits are well-known throughout the decades. An ancient Greek physician dubbed honey as “good for all rotten and hollow ulcers.” Today we still use it for its healing properties. So what makes the recently popular Manuka honey special when there are numerous benefits already that can be obtained from any ordinary honey? What sets Manuka honey apart?

Honey, that wondrous miracle product of nature and nature’s little helper, the bees. Its numerous uses and benefits are well-known throughout the decades. An ancient Greek physician dubbed honey as “good for all rotten and hollow ulcers.” Today we still use it for its healing properties. So what makes the recently popular Manuka honey special when there are numerous benefits already that can be obtained from any ordinary honey? What sets Manuka honey apart?

Taking a quick look at the background of Manuka honey will probably already set it apart from the rest. It is not just any ordinary honey, but a special honey that is made from the nectars obtained from Manuka bushes in New Zealand. Manuka bushes are uncultured and are known to have antibacterial effects.All honeys have antibacterial effects because they discharge hydrogen peroxide that can eliminate bacteria. But the manuka honey aside from releasing hydrogen peroxide also releases more antibacterial compounds that are non-peroxide.

Manuka honey, because of its antimicrobial properties can help treat a wide array of diseases. It is well-known for curing stomach ulcers. This is done by inhibiting the growth of helicobacter pylori or H. pylori, the bacteria that causes ulcers and dyspepsia. Other ordinary honeys do not exhibit the same result in fighting against H. pylori.Taking a teaspoon one hour before meals and one at bedtime will provide beneficial results. Another bacteria that can be eliminated using Manuka honey is the bacteria that causes sore throat. It shows that propolis or the antibiotic substance in honey is the substance that is most effective against bacteria. .

There are several Manuka honey benefits for various skin disorders like ulcers, boils, cracked skin and wounds. Its antimicrobial properties can diffuse into the skin which in effect kills even germs buried deep within.  It is effective in cleaning wounds which makes healing faster. It also lessens scarring because it aids in the cell formation that will ultimately avoids scar to appear. It also has anti-inflammatory qualities that will prevent swelling.

There are however various grades of Manuka honey to test its effectiveness against ailments. TradeNZ and Honey Research Unit established a classification of antibacterial qualities of honey. UMF or Unique Manuka Factor is created to rate the antibacterial activity. UMF registered trademarks are the ones considered to have therapeutic benefits. UMF strength of 10 or more is the grade ideal for healing.

Taking a quick look at the background of Manuka honey will probably already set it apart from the rest. It is not just any ordinary honey, but a special honey that is made from the nectars obtained from Manuka bushes in New Zealand. Manuka bushes are uncultured and are known to have antibacterial effects.All honeys have antibacterial effects because they discharge hydrogen peroxide that can eliminate bacteria. But the manuka honey aside from releasing hydrogen peroxide also releases more antibacterial compounds that are non-peroxide.

Manuka honey, because of its antimicrobial properties can help treat a wide array of diseases. It is well-known for curing stomach ulcers. This is done by inhibiting the growth of helicobacter pylori or H. pylori, the bacteria that causes ulcers and dyspepsia. Other ordinary honeys do not exhibit the same result in fighting against H. pylori.Taking a teaspoon one hour before meals and one at bedtime will provide beneficial results. Another bacteria that can be eliminated using Manuka honey is the bacteria that causes sore throat. It shows that propolis or the antibiotic substance in honey is the substance that is most effective against bacteria. .

There are several Manuka honey benefits for various skin disorders like ulcers, boils, cracked skin and wounds. Its antimicrobial properties can diffuse into the skin which in effect kills even germs buried deep within.  It is effective in cleaning wounds which makes healing faster. It also lessens scarring because it aids in the cell formation that will ultimately avoids scar to appear. It also has anti-inflammatory qualities that will prevent swelling.

There are however various grades of Manuka honey to test its effectiveness against ailments. TradeNZ and Honey Research Unit established a classification of antibacterial qualities of honey. UMF or Unique Manuka Factor is created to rate the antibacterial activity. UMF registered trademarks are the ones considered to have therapeutic benefits. UMF strength of 10 or more is the grade ideal for healing.

Green Goddess Juice!


Nothing is sweeter than clear skin and bright eyes. This juice recipe is meant to do just that!
Don’t be alarmed it’s sweeter than you think!
All of our produce is organic, of course.
You’ll need a juicer for this recipe…perhaps the time is now to get one!
2 apples
3 stalks of celery
1/2 bulb of fennel
1 cucumber
1 handful of spinach
 Ginger
*add half a lemon (optional)

 *Makes 24 oz.-approximately 2 servings

Enjoy!!! And don’t forget to follow me on my blog!

Eating Cleaner (Tips)

What better time than the present to assess your diet and start making some healthy changes? Choosing to eat a cleaner diet can give you more energy, strengthen your immune system, and even help shed those pesky holiday pounds. Here are a handful of ways to get your diet back on track with a clean makeover.

  1. Check the sodium (aka salt)! You can check the nutrition facts on most foods to see what the daily percentage of sodium is per serving.
  2. Opt for organic! Eating organic is a great way to help out Mother Earth since organic foods have less of an environmental impact (no pesticides or toxins are used by organic farmers) and animals that are raised for food enjoy a nicer life-style compared to non-organically raised animals. Since organic products can be more expensive, prioritize your organic purchases by focusing on fruits, vegetables and meats. And don’t forget to stock up on lots of fresh fruits and veggies as it’s super important to incorporate them into every meal!
  3. Stay away from junk food! Junk foods (chips, cookies, baked goodies, candy or anything seemingly “unhealthy”) are full of refined sugars and hydrogenated and trans-fats, all of which are really bad for you. At first, it’s hard to give up junk foods, but once you start eating healthier foods, you will crave unhealthy foods less.

Do you have any healthy snack foods that help you curb your junk food cravings? Let me know in the comments below! & don’t forget to follow up!

The Health Benefits Of Vitamin C!!

Hey girls (or boys)! Vitamin C helps the body maintain healthy tissues and a strong immune system, and it aids in absorption of iron. Vitamin C is considered a powerful ally if you’re trying to avoid or kick a cold or other illness. Together with calcium and iron, it’s also an important part of a diet that counteracts lead poisoning.

Get your vitamin C naturally with these top 10 food sources, according to the USDA’s. You may be surprised to find oranges don’t rank No. 1 as many of us assume or know.

Here are other great sources of vitamin C:

  • Guava
  • Red Sweet Pepper
  • Kiwi
  • Orange
  • Green Sweet Pepper
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Vegetable Juice Cocktail
  • Strawberries
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cantaloupe

Do you know of any other great essential nutrients for us? Let me know in the comments below!

Nail care tips!

Everyone looks nice with perfect & beautiful nails. Well manicured hands always look good and show how much you care about yourself. Get into a healthy diet to get better looking nails!

  • Diet – The best you can do to get better and healthier looking nails is to eat a healthy diet composed mainly of fresh fruits & veggies, whole-grain carbs and lean proteins.
  • Vitamins – Adding a vitamin supplement to your diet will also help to keep nails healthy and strong.
  • Water – Decrease the amount of sodas, energy drinks, coffees and other drinks you have during the day, and increase the amount of pure water (Read my post on Drinking H2O – click here).

What type of manicure is your favorite?