Manuka honey and its effects
Manuka honey is a type of honey produced in New Zealand. It gets its name from the Manuka trees from which the bees collect the nectar. Known for its healing properties, Manuka honey is used to treat a variety of ailments such as wounds, ulcers, and skin infections. Honey contains a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which gives it its antibacterial properties. Manuka honey also contains an enzyme that produces methylglyoxal, a compound with antibacterial and antioxidant properties. A number of studies have shown that manuka honey can be effective in treating wounds and skin infections. Manuka honey is also said to have anti-inflammatory effects, making it useful for treating conditions such as acne and eczema.