All orders sent via super fast, tracked DHL EXPRESS COURIER, Free delivery when spending NZD $250

Manuka honey wound care

March 06, 2019 2 Comments

Manuka honey wound care

Honey Can Help Wound Healing


Honey can help heal wounds. Everybody knows that honey goes great on toast or a glazed ham to add a little sweetness to your meal (buy the perfect honey for your toast here!).

 While its food uses are infinite, most people are unaware of honey’s wound care capabilities, a trait that can help an infected wound properly heal in orderly fashion. From burn wounds, bacterial infections to pressure ulcers, UMF Manuka honey is an everyday household product that can provide various healing benefits. Below are a few points on how to administer honey to treat a wound.

UMF Manuka honey

It is important to understand that you cannot go around squeezing regular store bought honey on every wound or infection you encounter. Instead, try using UMF Manuka honey from New Zealand, which on top of serving as a healthier edible substitute for regular honey, also possess numerous therapeutic qualities.UMF Manuka honey was approved by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration in 2007 as a recommended option for wound treatment.

One of the biggest antiseptic features UMF manuka honey has is its ability to release hydrogen peroxide and Methylglyoxal that is essential for helping eliminate bacterial activity. The pollen collected from the manuka bush and transformed into honey has been known to effectively treat serious infections ranging from skin rashes, boils to scalded skin. Remember do not attempt to use regular honey as an option for wound care. The high-fructose corn syrup that is abundant in other honey is actually more likely to help spread infection rather than prevent it.

Using UMF Manuka honey to heal


Before applying the honey to the affected area be sure it is clean and dry (honey and water don’t mix well together). Apply a generous amount of UMF 15+ or 20+ Manuka honey to the site ( for deeper wounds a UMF 20+ Manuka honey is recommended). Cover with a clean dressing or bandage. Repeat this method at least once daily until wound has healed. Take care when removing the dressing/ bandage from wound.


Evidence of healing

Numerous scientific studies have been conducted to observe the wound healing properties honey can possess. Researchers from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, have discovered how  Manuka honey was able to effectively reduce the healing times of burn wounds. Using data from 19 clinical trials dealing with 2,554 patients with untreated wounds, the doctors were able to prove that  Manuka honey helped the wounds heal quicker than normal gauze and film dressings that commonly used to treat burns.

Another study published in the International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds involved researchers discovering a wide variety of treatment qualities found in honey that are almost unparalleled to other forms of treatment. After conducting 22 trials involving 2,062 patients who were subjected with honey as a wound dressing, the following properties were found:

Infections were not only cleared, but wounds were protected from spreading bacteria

Honey was able to control and eliminate strong odors from wounds

Permanent scarring was dramatically reduced

Honey promoted anti-inflammatory activity

These are just a few examples of the healing wonders of  UMF Manuka honey. For more information or how to successfully use honey as a remedy for wound treatment, speak to your medical practitioner.


Shop now


2 Responses


December 31, 2019

I love Manuka honey and found out how useful it is after I had a sore throat years ago. Since then I’ve used Manuca every time I feel sick or when I have sore throat. It really cures the symptoms very efficient. I read the danish newssite about this honey and bought a bottle fra H&B – not sure what to expect. Ever since I swore to manuka and I also use it in my tea sometimes. Thank you very much! Sandra


May 29, 2019

We bought a 24+ Manuka honey and are very happy with the product and the lovely box that it arrived in. The purchase process was easy and delivery from NZ to Australia was fast and free and easy. Definitely recommend and would buy from again. Thanks H&B

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in All Blogs

Corona virus and honey!

March 14, 2020

A 25 year old man who caught the Coronavirus, was able to beat the virus simply by drinking a traditional hot toddy of honey and whisky. 

Continue Reading

Pure New Zealand UMF Manuka Honey uses
UMF Manuka honey, a gift from Mother Nature

March 22, 2019

Continue Reading

Cooking with honey, kids cooking, Manuka honey recipes
Benefits of cooking with kids

March 17, 2019

Continue Reading

Welcome to our store!

Honey and the bee sign up, honey experts

Experts in New Zealand honey.