Whether you’re seeking relief from a sore throat, or just want to put your feet up and sip on a warm, comforting drink at the end of the day – these recipes for classic warm drinks with Manuka are just what you need.
Manuka is prized for its health-supporting properties, deliciously sweet flavour, and no overpowering medicine taste. This makes it the perfect addition to your daily cup of tea.
We’ve upgraded four classic soothers by swapping regular honey to Capilano Manuka Honey for added health benefits and a richer taste.
Warm honey, lemon and ginger drinks have long been the go-to home remedy for sore throat relief. We upgraded this classic soother by swapping regular honey to Capilano Manuka Honey for added health benefits and a richer taste.
Store in the fridge and serve over ice or soda water for a cooling and refreshing drink.
Warm, rich and spicy. Hot toddies are perfect for taking the edge off a sore or scratchy throat.
Make it non-alcoholic by doubling the honey and apple cider vinegar, dilute as needed for sensitive tastebuds.
Zingy citrus, and sweet Manuka honey contrasts with woody black pepper in this tasty sore throat soother.
Serve cold with slices of seasonal fruit for a nourishing non-alcoholic punch
Just add fresh, aromatic mint and sweet Capilano Manuka honey to hot water for the ultimate fragrant sore throat soother.
Chill the tea and blend up some ice in a high-powered blender. Combine the two, and you’ve created a Manuka mint snow cone!
What is the difference between Manuka Honey and normal honey?
Unlike regularly honey, Manuka is produced by bees that have foraged specifically on the flowers of Leptospermum trees, which are native to Australia and New Zealand. Australia is home to over 80 species of Leptospermum, which contributes to the smooth, pleasing flavour of Aussie Manuka. Manuka has been widely studied for its antimicrobial and wound-healing effects.
What are the benefits of a higher MGO rating in Manuka Honey?
More recent research has shown that one of the major components attributed to the unique activity in Manuka Honey is Methylglyoxal (MGO).
MGO is the bioactive chemical that directly relates to the antibacterial activity in Manuka. It is the most accurate way to measure the potency of Manuka and is used as the key indicator of activity strength. Therefore, the higher the MGO, the higher the activity!
How can I use Manuka Honey?
Capilano bioactive Manuka honey has a sweet smooth taste and is very easy to enjoy. Try it simply by the spoonful, in a cup of tea or coffee, squeezed into cereal or porridge, or mixed into salad dressings and sauces.
· Molan 2011 article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16543212/
· Johnston 2018 article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6613335/
· Bean, A. (2012). Investigating the Anti-inflammatory Activity of Honey (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/6218
Active Manuka Honey is prized for its health-supporting properties, and has been widely studied for its antimicrobial, and wound healing effects.