Kanuka Honey Helps Rosacea Patients

A recent trial of kanuka honey for rosacea went incredibly well. It has many rosacea sufferers eager to learn more about kanuka honey and its beneficial properties. Kanuka honey is gaining quite a following, but many still don't know much about the honey and where it comes from. Here are the answers you need.

What is Kanuka Honey?

Kanuka trees grow in certain areas of New Zealand, specifically in scrubs and along the forest borders. It tends to stick to Dunedin, Kawarau Gorge, North Islands, South Islands, and Three Kings Islands. Bees that collect the pollen from the kanuka bushes produce a very strong honey that is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities. Buying raw kanuka honey is tough, especially if you are in the United States. There do not seem to be many honey producers who sell the honey online.

The Buzz Over Honevo Rosacea

Honevo, a product created by HoneyLabs, contains a blend of glycerin and kanuka honey. While Honevo Rosacea is sold in New Zealand, consumers can purchase it from the manufacturer's website. Shipping takes approximately three weeks.

With Honevo, you apply a bit of the honey mixture to the areas of your face that have active rosacea. Leave it on for a minimum of 10 minutes and then rinse away. The antibacterial properties are supposed to help clear up rosacea, and studies find that many patients have been helped with this all-natural rosacea product.

What If You Cannot Find Kanuka Honey

Similarly, there is another type of honey, manuka honey, which also has the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. New Zealand's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry released a study in 2014 that found Manuka honey has stronger antibacterial properties than its counterpart. It's believed that Manuka honey is even beneficial against internal parasites. Manuka honey is still difficult to find, but there is a facial moisturizer (Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil Skin Cream) available through Amazon that could be helpful to rosacea patients.