Manuka honey is one of earths true Superfoods, not only does it have a great taste but also is widely rumored to have amazing healing powers. An interesting fact about Manuka is, In New Zealand Manuka Honey company’s can not by law refer to the healing power or make any health claims about the use of Manuka honey yet a quick search of youtube or google will put you in front of thousands of people with first hand experience of everything from how Manuka honey speeds up wound healing, Manuka for skin care for acne,eczema,sinus and even in treatment for cancer.
In this small article we want to run over what other people around the world say about the health benefits of Manuka honey for chilren and let you judge for yourself the true benefits of Manuka honey and see if its something you might be interested in for your family.
Before I start i would like to mention if there is one thing i have discovered about the use of Manuka Honey for adults is that if you have a serious aliment and you want to try Manuka honey as a medicine, don’t waste your time or money buying something from the supermarket or general store unless you can be sure you are buying a Manuka honey of over 700 to 800+ Methylglyoxal mg/kg otherwise known as a medical grade manuka honey for adults , and be prepared to pay around $80- $150 for just 250 grams of the best grade stuff on the market. That’s of-course if you can afford it in fact i would even go as far as to say look around for a Methylglyoxal rating of 850+ to be assured you have the most powerful antibacterial properties available to you via a honey. There are studies that clearly show the benefits of Manuka honey really come into play after the 550 mark and become super strength after the 850 mark. So if you can afford it get the real deal Manuka direct from a trusted New Zealand Supplier. However for kids its and regular usage a lower strength Manuka honey is recommended for example a 200+ manuka honey
Claimed Health benefits of Manuka honey for children
Some studies have shown that Manuka honey can be beneficial for curing ailments in children. Lets take a look at some the qualities of Manuka honey in brief as far as this aspect is concerned and see what others are saying with first hand experience.
Antibacterial properties: Manuka honey possesses antibacterial properties that work against bacterial strains such as E coli and S aureus. Children that suffer from stomach disorders due to the E coli bacteria have been given A regular dose of Manuka honey which is said to help in destroying these bacteria and in return provide relief to the child.
Reality of what parents are writing in forums..
After a quick google search for I give my kids Manuka honey for …..
We found a website forum (kiasuparents.com) talking about Manuka here is the main question and some of the reply worth looking at ..
I’m seriously thinking of building the children’s immunity through this…been reading about Manuka honey – and wondering if there are any KSP’s who have had real-life experience?
“I have been giving my kids manuka honey since they were 2yrs old. Whether it is a result of their own immune system being pretty robust or whether it is due to the manuka honey, I cannot say for certain. But my kids hardly fall sick and even if they do have the sniffles, they recover pretty fast.
They normally get the Manuka in the form of drinks with their meals. But if they were to complain of sore throat or constipation, then I will give them a teaspoon of the honey itself, morning and night.”
For manuka honey do not use metal spoons and the honey should be taken with room temperature water, not hot or cold water as all these destroys all its antibacterial properties.”
“I wish to thank the mummy who recommended taking Manuka for sinus. :kiss:
Of late my son has sinus every morn…can’t possibly give him Zyrtec everyday since it’s medicine. So I give him a teaspoon of Manuka and his sinus stopped. When I feel like I’m coming down with sore throat, I will take a teaspoon too.
“This Manuka honey really works. Of course, that’s assuming one is not allergic to honey-related products.
Recently, when my dds and i showed the first signs of flu-like symptoms (sniffles and slight sore throat), I bought manuka honey for the family and within 2-3 days, we felt much better.
Thanks to Blobbi and other parents who introduced manuka honey to us”
Manuka honey is from bees who feed on the flowers of the Manuka bush, also known as the “Tea Tree” to produce a honey that has anti-bacterial properties. Tea tree oil is commonly from the related Melaleuca tree native to Australia and is used as a topical antibiotic and antifungal for wounds that fail to close.
There are over 73 pages of feed back on that one forum alone about manuka honey for kids over the age of 2 years old
Honey is found in the bible and in the Koran
Proverbs 24:13 – “Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. 14 Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. ” …….Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” – The Bible
Surat An-Naĥl (The Bee) – سورة النحل And your Lord inspired to the bee, “Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct. 16:69 Surat An-Naĥl (The Bee) – سورة النحل Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you].” There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought. – The Koran