After mentioning my intrigue with a product called Manuka Honey, many of you contacted me asking my opinion after having tried the product. At first I was just slightly skeptical, because the price of this honey is drastically more than prices of organic honey in the store.
The price of Manuka Honey on sale is 50-75% more than the prices that most of us thrifty mamas and papas can get with our ability to sniff out a deal from a mile away. So I wondered why this product was trending as number one on Amazon in the natural and organic section. After reading many of the reviews, I made the leap and bought a bottle. Only now can I see why this product was trending at $21 per bottle. The price has since shot up, and now I desperately await the next sale.
Taste and Texture
I know this may be hard to believe, but the taste of this honey is far superior to any other I have tried. It is stronger in flavor, and simply put, it’s an explosion of sweetness. The texture is thicker than other honey, and goes down smooth and almost creamy.
One of the reasons I jumped on this product was that many of the reviewers stated amazing healing properties of Manuka Honey. Multiple people reported that this honey actually heals staph infections. With the immunity bacteria continues to build up towards antibiotics, more and more people are turning to natural methods for results.
Now I understood why people were willing to pay $20 per bottle. Compared to medical bills and prescription costs, this is a steal. Not to mention if you were to buy the same amount in Neosporin, the cost would be more than this bottle of honey.
Initially I was going to use this honey on a rash my son has had for over a year. When the bottle arrived I started giving my children a teaspoon a day. Due to the craziness of life, time got away from me and I forgot to apply this to my son’s rash. A week later I was reminded to do so, and prepared to use the Manuka Honey on his rash. But when I went to apply it, his rash had vanished. This is a rash he has had for over a year, and nothing has taken care of it. Since I have not done anything recently other than give him doses of this Manuka Honey, I’m assuming it had some sort of effect on whatever was causing his rash. Many rashes are a result of some internal issue. Our results aren’t scientific, as I’m only assuming the Manuka Honey is what made the difference. Either way, I am grateful that my son’s year-long rash has disappeared.
Since receiving our bottle of Manuka Honey I have spooned it to myself to prevent a cold and used it on small cuts like I would Neosporin. My results: I never ended up with a full-blown cold and all cuts have healed quickly and nicely.
Now I’m not a medical professional, but I know a good product when I’ve found it. And I know the value of $20 when it comes to medical bills. Manuka Honey has become one of my new favorite things for fighting infection in 2011.
Have you tried Manuka Honey since I first mentioned it here on my blog? What have your results been?
Please note that I cannot offer medical advice, and you should seek a health professional when starting any new treatment. All statements are personal opinion only. The Thrifty Mama is not affiliated with Manuka Honey, but is affiliated with Amazon.com. The Wedderspoon Raw Organic Manuka Honey was used for this review, and this review does not reflect all brands. No free product or compensation was received for this review.