Burns: Manuka Honey Benefits For Burns

    While honey’s antiseptic and healing properties have been accepted in various cultures for millennia, manuka is a new kind on the block.

    If you need immediate relief for a mild case of burn and the associated pain, manuka honey is an unmatched ingredient to have on hand.

    Various studies and hospital experiments have confirmed the benefits of using Manuka honey to treat burns ranging from superficial to medium. While deeper burns require specialized treatment, manuka use acts as a primary remedial action.

    At Biosota, we consider superior-grade Manuka honey with MGO levels of 1443+ and more as a strong acting antiseptic to treat burn injuries and marks.

    Manuka Honey Benefits for Burns

    Honey is a tried and tested home remedy for burns, and manuka has specific properties that aid in healing and growth of new tissue.

    You probably know this but it is worth mentioning. Raw honey contains antioxidants and compounds that protect the body from bacteria, viruses, and inflammation.

    How Manuka proves helpful in first-degree burn treatment comes down to these properties.

    Polyphenols, hydrogen peroxide, and MGO combine to form an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial team. The secure bubble is created around the burn sealing off the skin from foreign elements, especially germs and moisture.

    Honey’s high acidity levels provide a pH that is less conducive to infection and bacterial growth. Besides, manuka is high in natural sugars which creates an osmotic effect. In other words, this acts as a protective barrier against bacteria trying to colonize your burned skin.

    Manuka or any quality honey for that matter has an affinity for liquids. It draws out pus forming moisture from the burned surface of your skin. This dehydrates the existing pathogens and you heal much faster.

    Slowly MGO activity takes effect and your burn starts to heal with old cells shed and new cells taking root.

    Depending on the grade and purity of your manuka and its levels of MGO and antioxidants, this healing effect may be minimal or strong, 

    Our Manuka Honey MGO 1717+ can cauterize the burn, soothe the pain, reduce infection and accelerate healing.

    Manuka Honey Benefits for Healing Burn Scars

    Manuka Honey is well tolerated by most people, is cheaper and easy to use, and is a natural and organic product.

    With beneficial compounds that work on burns, manuka can minimize the appearance of burn marks and scarring.

    Biosota Manuka Honey MGO 1200+ supports therapeutic use and is effective on mild burns or scarring.

    Medicinal Manuka Honey - MGO Grades Explained

    Premium medicinal Manuka honey is defined as high-grade MGO Manuka honey that is scientifically tested for its curative compounds such as antioxidants, bioflavonoids and immune boosting enzymes.

    This honey presents higher levels of MGO (Methylglyoxal) when compared to table-grade Manuka honey and is naturally bio-active with anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties for the holistic prevention and treatment of various health ailments.

    Commonly known uses include: burns, wounds, infection, oral care, ulcers, gut health, cold & flu, sore throat, cough, immunity building, general wellbeing, and beauty and skincare. 

    The higher the MGO number of the Manuka Honey, the stronger its antimicrobial bioactivity levels and the more potent the natural medicinal benefits.

    The MGO levels of Biosota’s high strength medicinal Manuka honey ranges are regularly tested and verified authentic by independent accredited laboratories both in Australia and New Zealand.

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    How to Use and Apply Medicinal Manuka Honey

    Medicinal Manuka honey usage and dosage suggestions made are based on our own direct experience, from feedback received and collated from real customers, and from the latest published scientific journals and research papers.

    Dosage and individual results may vary. Please consult your healthcare provider before beginning any treatment and if symptoms persist. (Allergy advice: honey should not be consumed by children under the age of 1 and people with allergies to honey and bee products).

    How to use Manuka Honey for Burns & Wounds

    Try Superior Strength Medicinal Manuka Honey Range -  MGO 1000+ to 1900+

    For topical application for a burn, wound, or infection liberally apply a superior-grade medicinal Manuka honey directly to the affected areas. Cover with a clean and sterile dressing: bandage, gauze, compress, or cling film (optional). Leave overnight and change the dressing when saturated, or as needed.


    At Biosota Organics, our passion lies in the natural healing power of Manuka honey.

    Our premium Australian Manuka Honey is cultivated by nature with a whole lot of science and love as our secret ingredients.

    Download our free guide: Manuka Honey Benefits for Burns

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    Disclaimer: Statements made have not been evaluated by the TGA (Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration) or FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Products sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Manuka honey is not intended to be a substitute for other medicines or advice and is best used in conjunction with any existing treatment plans. Please consult your healthcare professional before beginning any treatment. For all of the science-backed and evidence-based information on the natural healing properties of medicinal-grade Manuka honey, please refer to the latest published Manuka Honey research and use at your own discretion. 

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