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  • Close up of the mānuka plant and flowers.
    Rights: Public domain Published 19 June 2023 Size: 280 KB Referencing Hub media

    Mānuka has been used as medicine by Māori for centuries. The leaves and oil of the mānuka tree are used to treat a wide range of ailments, including infection.

    Today, mānuka is also known for its honey, which is produced by bees that feed on the nectar of the mānuka tree’s flowers.

    Mānuka honey is commonly used topically to treat wounds, burns and other skin conditions. It is believed to help promote the healing process by reducing inflammation, preventing infection and stimulating the growth of new tissue.

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