If you are into "superfoods" you will no doubt be aware of how great Mankua honey is.
If you do not know what Manuka honey is or what the benefits are from Mankua honey, let me explain a little bit more.
Mankua honey comes from bees who forage the Manuka bush in New Zealand. It has been used for decades by the Maori community in New Zealand who swear by its healing and anti bacterial properties. It can be used to fight off colds and illnesses as well as boost you immunity and can even help skin conditions.
It is also great for digestion, boosts your energy levels in a natural way and can even be used as an anti inflammatory!
When buying Mankua honey it is essential that you look for the NPA grade. The higher the grade, the higher the purity and concentration of the Manuka. I was recently sent a jar of Rowse Manuka Honey NPA 15+ to use in creating a drink. With the weather being as it is I decided to make a warming drink that will help chase away the cold blues and will soothe a sore throat and cough.
Warming Chamomile Pick Me Up
Ingredients - per cup
250mls boiling water
1 tsp chamomile flowers or a good quality chamomile tea bag
1 tbsp Manuka honey
1 slice of lemon
1 - Pour the boiling water over the chamomile flowers or tea bag and leave to brew for 3 - 5 minutes depending on how strong you like the chamomile
2 - Spoon in the Manuka honey and stir until thoroughly dissolved
3 - Pour in the rum and add a slice of lemon, put your feet up and let the Manuka honey pick you up!
Of course this drink can be made without the rum, but if you are feeling really down it does add an extra warmth to the drink. The honey has a lovely intense flavour which combines perfectly with the chamomile tea which a purely relaxing drink.
So next time you are feeling down with a sore throat or a cough replace the traditional medicines with a warm drink with Manuka in for a natural cure.
Disclosure: I was sent a jar of Rowse Manuka NPA 15+ for the purpose of this post. I was compensated for my time.