If you are battling a cold or flu or just feeling below par generally check out Manuka Health’s MGO Manuka honey.
This dark cream honey is made by bees which collect nectar from the manuka plant which grows in New Zealand and is renowned for its anti bacterial qualities.
It is used to treat stomach ulcers, digestive disorders, including irritable bowel, infected wounds, sores and leg ulcers, bacterial and viral infections, eg, colds and flu, especially chest/throat infections and is believed to boost the immune system during illness and convalescence.
The level of MGO (a compound naturally formed in the nectar of the Manuka flower ready for collection by the bee ) is responsible for the anti-bacterial activity of Manuka honey, according to the makers. The more MGO that is present the higher the kill rate of bacteria, it claims.
“Honey contains hydrogen peroxide which is the reason why it can have anti-bacterial activity. The anti-bacterial activity of honey has been recognised since 1550 BC by the ancient Egyptians. This can vary widely in potency.”
The Manuka Health range of MGO Manuka Honey includes MGO100 250g (€14.49 ),
MGO100 500g (€23.49 ), MGO400 250g (€26.75 ) and MGO400 500g (€47.95 ).
Local stockists include Evergreen Health Foods, Mainguard Street, Galway Shopping Centre, Westside, Barna and Moycullen.