Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Manuka Honey

When I learned of the antibacterial/healing quality of honey produced by bees gathering nectar from the Manuka (Tea) tree, I asked a wayward relative to ship me some as he passed through New Zealand. I've just gotten word that two pots await my pickup, just a few miles from here!


Blogger Lynn Barry said...

Can you explain what you mean by " healing qualities?" Thanks.

7:40 AM  
Blogger NuttyMeatfruit said...

Certainly, Lynn! Manuka Honey - Tasty Medicine From New Zealand is a great article on current research. I believe in Food As Medicine, so the concept of healing honey definitely appeals to me. Read more at the Honey Research Unit of the University of Waikato :)

9:47 AM  
Blogger Lynn Barry said...

I had no idea...thank you so much for the links! HUGS

7:18 AM  
Blogger NuttyMeatfruit said...

Pretty sweet, huh? :)

7:49 AM  
Blogger MissyZ said...

One of my favourite cold and flu remedies:

Strong ginseng tea with a tablespoon of active Manuka honey and a piece of fresh ginger.

That stuff is simply amazing!

5:27 PM  
Blogger NuttyMeatfruit said...

That sounds soothing, MissyZ. Do you do fresh ginseng root, or another form? I could use some :)

7:17 PM  
Blogger MissyZ said...

Nope, I just use high-strength teabags. Not sure if you get 'Dr Stuarts' brand on your side of the pond, but those are the ones I use.

5:27 AM  
Blogger NuttyMeatfruit said...

Aw, I'm not sure I can find Dr. Stuart's here - no luck so far (looking online). Please follow up if you happen to come across a US or Web source ... thanks!

7:18 PM  
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