Can mānuka honey heal you?

Honey has been used to treat a range of ailments for thousands of years, and the healing properties of the Mānuka plant have long been valued and used traditionally by the New Zealand Maori people.

New Zealand Mānuka honey has gained a global reputation for its healing properties, and it remains the most researched therapeutic honey in the world, particularly for skin and wound healing. However, while many people firmly believe that eating Mānuka honey has health benefits, under New Zealand Food laws, we are not allowed to promote the health benefits of Manuka honey.

We are interested in more fully understanding the benefits of eating Mānuka honey from a health perspective and research is ongoing to understand this complex honey better.