Healing Honey

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In the ever more health conscious world that we live in, any specific thing that gives your health an easy and simple boost is wanted by almost every person. One such thing that gives its user a lot of healing and health benefits is the manuka honey. Now for those of you who do not know what this honey is, it is a special honey that is only produced in New Zealand by honey bees that feed on the nectar off the flowering manuka trees. These trees are only found in New Zealand and so this honey cannot be produced in any other area of the world and so it is naturally a very expensive and hard to come by product. However, because the health benefits and healing properties of this honey have become widely known fake versions of this honey has started being sold all over the world. Compared to the 1700 tons of natural manuka honey that is produced in New Zealand, a reported 10,000 tons of it is reported to be sold all over the world. This is more than 5 times more fake honey being sold by honey brands.

To avoid accidentally getting the fake honey instead of the real manuka honey, you should be on the lookout for the acronym UMF. UMF stands for Unique Manuka Factor and it is the only official and recognized rating system for the real manuka honey. The ratings can go from 5+ UMF rating to 25+ UMF rating for commercially available manuka honey. The higher the rating the stronger the anti bacterial and medicinal uses for this honey. The lower ratings can be good for long term use and immune system strengthening and the stronger ratings can kill wide ranges of bacteria. You can visit this website to find out more.

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