Honey has been used regularly throughout history as a therapeutic remedy, with records of its cultural and medicinal importance shown in rock paintings, carvings and texts. Manuka, or liquid gold as some call it, has been traditionally known as a ‘healing honey’, but its benefits go way beyond just this.
1. As a summer skin saviour
Applying Manuka honey generously to mosquito bites can help reduce inflammation and redness, and prevent particularly itchy bites from getting infected due to its antibacterial properties. It can also be applied topically to sunburn, acting as a moisturiser to keep it hydrated, fresh and smooth.
2. As an anti-ager
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