Manuka honey is known for its exceptional antibacterial properties, according to Professor Peter Molan from the University of Waikato’s Honey Research Unit. The honey is from bees from New Zealand that feed on the flowers of manuka trees. The manuka tree is also called the tea tree, but manuka honey is not related to tea tree oil, which also has antibacterial qualities. Tea tree oil is made from another New Zealand tree, called the melaleuca. Manuka honey is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. It is healing for skin irritations, rashes, wounds, and it tastes great too.
(Suzanna McGee @ livestrong.com)