New Zealand Manuka Honey is used as a natural ointment for soothing sore throats, reducing gum inflammation and improvising your digestive system. Some have even begun to use Manuka honey to treat acne, aid in wound healing as well as relieve gastric ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. This had lead to Manuka honey being hailed as a go-to germ fighter in an age of resistances to conventional antibiotics.
New Zealand honey is a relatively new introduction to the natural world. It is the product of the New Zealand scrub plant, Manuka, from which it gets its name European honey bees were only introduced it to the area in the early 19th century. When bees pollinate from this Manuka plant, their honey is found to be more potent than standard honey bee honey. This is due to its higher concentration of methylglyoxal (MGO).