Make sure you have honey in your cupboard, as the first signs of autumn in the air suggest it’s time to think about cold and flu prevention.
It is no secret that honey helps to soothe the throat and ease the effects of certain illnesses during the cold and flu season.
However, one type of honey is being used more successfully than ordinary honey.
It has been discovered that Manuka Honey from New Zealand contains healing properties not found in other types of honey, making it extremely effective in preventing and treating the common cold.
It is the presence of Methylglyoxal (MGO) within Manuka Honey which has special antibacterial effects which help alleviate the cause of a range of cold and flu symptoms such as blocked sinuses, sore throat and coughs.
Along with the antibacterial effect, Manuka honey also has soothing, anti-inflammatory properties which provide instant relief for sore throat and coughs, while the methylglyoxal goes to work.
Manuka honey is best used every day leading into the cold and flu season to boost the immune system and fight off any bugs before you feel the symptoms, keeping you fit and healthy.
However, if you do unfortunately feel a little under the weather, taking Manuka Honey will also help you recover faster.
The House of Honey recommend using a minimum of a MGO250+ Manuka Honey from their range for cold and flu prevention and treatment.
- For prevention it is recommended to take 1 teaspoon twice a day day and
- For the treatment of cold and flu symptoms, it is recommended to take one teaspoon of Manuka Honey, 3-4 times per day