Health Benefits of Manuka Honey
Native to New Zealand, Manuka honey is collected by honey bees from the flower of the Manuka plant. The antibacterial properties in Manuka honey are what makes it stand out from normal honey, and additionally it also offers antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protective benefits.
We find that it's great for soothing sore throats, by both coating the throat lining and also reducing any inflammation and fighting any of the attacking harmful bacteria.
It's also great for oral health thanks to the properties listed above, and can also help reduce any oral bacteria and gum related inflammation too. As most pathogens enter our system via our mouth it also makes sense to ideally try and stop them in their tracks.
Honey has also been used topically for centuries to aid wound healing, and was also approved by the FDA as a proven wound treatment option. Aside from the antibacterial and antioxidant properties, it helps to create a barrier which works to stop further infection. As well as also creating an environment ideal for healing
Health Benefits of Propolis
Propolis (also known as bee glue) may not be as well known as honey, but still packs a punch! Still made by bees, it comes from plant resin and is used to protect the beehive and keep it sterile, therefore helping to prevent infection in the hive. Just as it helps to ward off disease in bees, Propolis has also been scientifically proven to help boost our own immune systems too.
Propolis is one of nature's most powerful compounds - a unique combination of plant bio-actives and bee ingenuity. Made by bees from plant resins, Propolis is used to protect and sterilise the beehive, where it acts as the immune defence mechanism for the whole hive.
Used as a traditional health product for centuries, modern scientific research confirms the protective properties of Propolis can provide significant support for human health.