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10 Amazing Health Benefits of Raw Manuka Honey

Australian Manuka honey has gained worldwide popularity for its unique properties and numerous health benefits.

Gather By Manuka honey is one of the world’s most potent honeys and contains bioactive compounds that provide a range of therapeutic benefits.

Here are some suggested uses ...

Wound Healing

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Gather By Manuka honey is known for its antibacterial properties, which make it an excellent natural remedy for wound healing. It can also prevent infections and reduce inflammation, due to its high concentration of methylglyoxal (MGO) and rich polyphenol content.


Soothing Sore Throats

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Gather By Manuka honey is a natural and effective remedy for soothing a sore throat. It coats the throat, eliminates bacterial biofilm and soothes the mucous membranes and thereby provides relief from the pain and inflammation associated with a strep throat, while its antibacterial properties help to fight off any infection. 


Digestive Health

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Gather By Manuka honey is known to have prebiotic effects, which means it can promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, which is the key in creating a healthy microbiome. This can reduce digestive symptoms, help calm inflammation and boost the immune system. 


Immune Boosting

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Gather By Manuka honey is rich methylglyoxal which has has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties that help protect the body from infections along with bioactive polyphenol compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions that can provide daily support to the immune system.


Skin Care

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The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Gather By Manuka honey make it an effective natural remedy for treating skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It can also promote skin regeneration and reduce scarring. 


Oral Health

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Gather By Manuka honey can improve oral health by preventing the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth. It can also reduce bad breath and prevent the formation of cavities, by encouraging the growth of a healthy oral microbiome.


Allergy Relief

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Gather By Manuka honey is known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce the severity of allergies. It can also soothe the throat, and soft palette, and help regulate the immune system.


Energy Boost

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Gather By Manuka honey is a great source of natural energy and can be used as a pre-workout, or as a post-workout snack. It is rich in carbohydrates, which can provide an instant energy boost, that has a lower GI than sugar-based drinks and foods.


Weight Loss

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Gather By Manuka honey can aid in weight loss by regulating blood sugar levels, and reducing cravings. It can also boost the metabolism, helping the body burn more calories. 


Sleep Aid

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Gather By Manuka honey can help with sleep by increasing the production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep. It can also reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. 



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Gather By Manuka honey can help boost fertility. The tradition of the ‘honeymoon’ is based on couples being given honey products for a full ovulation (moon) cycle after their wedding to help them conceive. Gather By Manuka provides potent support for reproductive health due to its rich nutrient content and bioactive properties that combat oxidative stress and inflammation, which are key factors in reproductive health.


Gather By Manuka honey provides a wide range of health benefits, including wound care, digestive health, immunity support, and skin care. Its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties make it a versatile and effective natural remedy. Incorporating Gather By Manuka honey into your daily routine can promote overall health and wellbeing, all the while supporting the health of bees and the environment through Gather By’s innovative model which sees us working with local growers and indigenous communities to plant more Medicinal Manuka Honey Forests using sustainable beekeeping and regenerative farming practises.



Scientific References:

  1. Mavric, E., Wittmann, S., Barth, G., & Henle, T. (2008). Identification and quantification of methylglyoxal as the dominant antibacterial constituent of Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honeys from New Zealand. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 52(4), 483-489. 
  1. Carter, D. A., Blair, S. E., Cokcetin, N. N., Bouzo, D., Brooks, P., Schothauer, R., & Harry, E. J. (2016). Therapeutic Manuka Honey: No Longer So Alternative. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, 569. 
  1. Kwakman, P. H., te Velde, A. A., de Boer, L., Vandenbroucke-Grauls, C. M., & Zaat, S. A. (2010). Two major medicinal honeys have different mechanisms of bactericidal activity. PLoS One, 5(3), e10338. 
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