How To Use Manuka Honey Internally

Manuka honey is used both as a skin care product and as a natural treatment for stomach and throat conditions. When using it for heartburn, acid reflux, to calm down an upset stomach, stomach ulcers, stomach flu (gastroenteritis), IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), diarrhea or other internal complaints there are some things to take into consideration which will add to the efficacy of the honey. Here are a few directions on how to optimally use Manuka honey for digestive purposes.

The honey should be kept as concentrated as possible to optimally coat the gastrointestinal tract when taken. This can be done by:
  1. putting a teaspoon of honey on a small piece of bread, cracker or something alike
  2. taking it on an empty stomach (e.g just after waking up)
  3. not eating or drinking for about 20 minutes after eating the honey (to avoid dilution)
  4. doing this at least 3 times a day
By eating the honey with a piece of bread or fruit you'll guarantee it will reach the stomach. If you would just eat it of the teaspoon there is a chance it will dissolve quickly into the bloodstream. But this might be variable depending on the person. Some people report taking the honey of a spoon works for them. These are just directions to make best use of its soothing, antiseptic properties which are known to protect and heal damaged tissue. For stomach ulcer treatment eating more honey and bread is recommended.

How to Use Manuka honey on a Sore Throat
These directions can also be applied when treating mouth ulcers, gum disease, dental plaque and tonsil infection. Obviously in these treatments it is best to keep the honey as long as possible in the mouth. You can do this by taking a teaspoon en just nibble a little from it and keep it a while in your mouth before swallowing. Rinse and repeat.

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Jane Kaylor said...

sore throat is not a lot of fun its just uncomfortable and difficult to swallow.

usually, i would take the Nim Jiom Cough Syrup ( ) which has a thick consistency formulation. it coats the throat and includes herbs that are particularly good for that application.

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