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Best Manuka Honey for medicinal use and well-being

by Manuka Honey Team February 27, 2020 3 min read

Which Manuka Honey is best?

Many of the questions we get about our Manuka Honey products are about how to choose the best Manuka Honey. After all, it is the premium Honey in New Zealand with a world-wide reputation. Whether it’s for a gift, for the first aid kit or to enjoy as a sweetener, here’s how you can work out which Manuka Honey is best for you.

Which Manuka Honey is best to eat?

Manuka Honey is delicious. Its sweet, floral taste is the perfect addition to tea, porridge, toast and crumpets or on a cheese platter. Here’s one of our favourite recipes: Loaded oats with Manuka Honey

  • If you want a milder tasting everyday Manuka Honey, choose a Manuka Honey with UMF 5 or less or MGO less than 250
  • If you want a stronger tasting flavour, or to take advantage of the medicinal benefits choose a Manuka Honey with UMF 10+ or MGO 250+

Make your choice from our range of Manuka Honey jars and gift-packs (it’s in UMF/MGO grading order).

Which Manuka Honey is best for your skin?

Manuka Honey is one of the most luxurious ingredients you can use to keep your skin supple and bright, but it can do more than that.

Studies investigating Manuka Honey suggest it can help to manage skin conditions where infection or inflammation are common, such as dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis.

 Which Manuka Honey is best for the first-aid kit?

Over the centuries honey has been used by traditional healers and doctors as a natural remedy to treat wounds, burns and infections. The Egyptians, Greeks and field doctors during the wars all relied on Honey.

In recent years scientists have looked into whether these traditional uses of Honey have any merit in our current modern first aid kit. And although the size and number of research studies is still small, there are fairly good indications that New Zealand Manuka Honey really is a little bit special.

Read more about the health benefits of Manuka Honey here.

If you want:

  • A balm to sooth bumps and grazes
  • A bug-repellant
  • An antiseptic spray
  • A product to treat fungal infections

Choose one of the Manuka Honey first aid products we’ve sourced that are specifically labelled for that use.

Which Manuka Honey is best for anti-viral and immune support?

A healthy immune system can help fight infections all year round, not just in winter. And Manuka Honey has great medicinal properties.

  • Choose products which show they have MGO 250+ or UMF 10+ Manuka Honey as the active ingredient
  • Look for products that also contain propolis (another bee product), echinacea, zinc or vitamin C for an extra boost
  • Look for products developed especially for children if you’re using it to keep your kids bug-free over winter

Check out our immune-support collection here

We think you’ll agree there’s a Manuka Honey for every occasion. Every day, a bit of a treat, a natural healer and a unique gift from New Zealand.

Select your Manuka Honey products now

Suggested products:


 Native Kiwi 10+ UMF Manuka Honey

Kare 15+ UMF Manuka Honey Twin Pack


Manuka South 20+ UMF Manuka Honey


Puriti 26+ UMF Manuka Honey


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