Chances are you’ve heard the wellness community buzzing about honey’s golden child, manuka. Perhaps you’ve even purchased a jar or two for yourself, intent on taking full advantage of its nourishing benefits (and there are lotsof them). Sweet—you’re in the right place.
A quick refresher: Manuka honey is sourced primarily from New Zealand, to the point that New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) released a strict definition this year as to what can be classified as manuka honey. Top brands like Wedderspoon make it a priority to always abide by those rules—and, as a result, their KFactor 16 manuka honey is guaranteed to meet or exceed the Monofloral Manuka Standard from the New Zealand Government.
At the heart of these rules is the fact that manuka is simply healthier than other honeys. That’s because its nectar has more healthful properties than other nectars—and the extra immune boosting, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial dose means it can help you get over a cold faster, help heal your wounds faster, and may even help clear your skin.
Bottom line? Manuka honey is not only delicious, it’s also the OG cure-all to beat all cure-alls—which is a great reason to incorporate it into your routine when you can. These nine manuka honey hacks will help you do just that.