National honey week!

manuka honey is antibacterialNational Honey week runs from 3 – 9 May 2010 and is celebrating it’s twelfth year!

Honey is an amazing cure all; you can use it to treat burns, wounds, sore throats, stomach ulcers and coughs. Exciting research shows manuka honey has the ability to reduce gum disease too.

As you might be aware, I’m a big fan of honey as a superfood. It’s the perfect example of using food as your medicine.
Every year from September until the spring, I give Little Miss Green a teaspoon of manuka honey as a ‘winter medicine’. I put a spoon full on her breakfast cereal, whizz it into smoothies, spread it on toast and bake with it.[amazon-product align=”right” small=”1″]0754818594[/amazon-product]

The brand I favour is Green Bay Harvest. This is the most amazing manuka honey I have come across – it’s golden in colour and has a rich taste; it almost has a bitter afterkick, unlike the sickly sweetness you can get from other brands. I use the 14+ Raw manuka as I feel this is the best product. You’ll see from the rave reviews that this honey tastes delicious and has some profound healing effects.

One 71 year old lady tells of how this manuka has healed her back from crippling pain which she describes as a miracle. Another  tells us how he used manuka to treat conjunctivitis.

[amazon-product small=”1″]0955732417[/amazon-product]Last year I used only this brand for the entire winter season and Little Miss Green didn’t get ill once. While everyone else had swine flu and gastric upsets, she remained healthy and strong. Is it a co-incidence? I don’t know, but one thing’s for sure, I’ll be using the Green Bay honey again this year!

If you’re stuck for inspiration, check out the Honey association’s Honey Recipes for ideas. You’ll find everything from delicious breakfast smoothies to decadent cakes and treats. Throughout the week I’ll be sharing more ideas for utilising the healing power of honey in your life.