Can You Use Manuka Honey on Eczema?
With tons of articles out there on home remedies, it’s difficult to pinpoint natural ingredients that work specifically for eczema. You may have come across that manuka honey is one of those ingredients that gets thrown around in treating eczema, but what exactly makes this honey special enough to accomplish such a feat?
Keep reading to discover why you should use Manuka Honey on eczema!
Manuka Honey vs. Raw Honey
Honey has been used for centuries as a healing remedy for various ailments like colds, sore throats, skin conditions and more. It has also been used to treat wounds and skin infections due to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Research has shown that wound size decreased significantly when honey was applied to wounds. How neat, right?
But what makes Manuka honey so special?
Manuka honey is classified under raw honey, meaning it hasn’t been pasteurized at high temperatures and thus killing all the medicinal properties. It is made from pollen extracted from the Manuka flower which contains the enzyme Methylglyoxal. This enzyme is completely unique to Manuka honey and provides a high level of peroxide anti-bacterial properties, making it much more powerful healing-wise than traditional honey made from clover, buckwheat, spring flowers, etc.
However, not all Manuka honey is made equal. It's important to check the UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) rating system that categorizes the potency of the honey. K-Factor is another system that regulates potency. Manuka honey also contains amino acids, which are the building blocks for collagen, which your skin produces to keep it looking young and your skin healthy. The added boost of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals from manuka honey are perfect for rebuilding damaged skin to look renewed!
Why Use Manuka Honey on Eczema?
So now that you know the key points of manuka honey, why should you use Manuka honey over other types of honey to heal eczema? Although standard raw honey is beneficial for wound healing, there are additional anti-bacterial properties found in Manuka that can specifically combat staph and other topical infections that eczema patients are prone to.
Manuka honey is also known for restoring moisture to dry, flaky and scaly skin! (Yes, that really does describe the state of eczema skin.) Lastly, Manuka honey offers outstanding wound healing properties, as mentioned earlier. Have you ever tried Manuka honey for scars? It works wonders! Even hospitals use it for wound dressings and burns in the burn unit!
Manuka honey, because of these incredible benefits, has worked its way into the beauty industry and brands have launched skin care starring this honey. People are drawn to the known anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, plus the anti-aging benefits! Looking for a product that contains Manuka honey as a key ingredient (meaning its at the top of the ingredient list, not down near the bottom) is tough.
Not with Wild Naturals!
Manuka Honey in Eczema Cream
Where can Manuka honey be applied? Everywhere! But the stickiness makes it less than practical for regular daily use. A big advantage of Wild Naturals Eczema & Psoriasis Cream is that it's creamy, smooth texture is lovely when applied anywhere on the body, thanks to its all-natural, powerhouse ingredients starring manuka honey!
Need lip and leg skin relief? No problem! It helps both. Works great for eczema on eyelids too!
Manuka honey in cream form can be applied to either dry or damp skin, making it much more suitable for treating eczema. Wild Naturals Eczema & Psoriasis Cream is exactly what you need for daily moisturizing and easily applicable in a pinch compared to slabbing on the honey in its raw form!
Shop the Wild Naturals online store and give it a try, you'll love it!