Some of my fondest memories of bedtime as a child consist of putting on snuggly warm pyjamas, cuddling with my mom and sipping away at a cup of warm milk with honey in it. It was the magic potion of my childhood. It would lull me into a blissful slumber with my eyes shutting often before the mug was done. The last sip would always be the yummiest as that’s where tiny bits of honey would settle. When I was younger, my dad would sometimes scoop me up and carry me to bed where I would drift off to sleep before I knew it.
It wasn’t until I was a bit older that I learnt of many of the health benefits of honey. After I had my son, my step mom introduced me to warm milk with honey, a pinch of turmeric and a mixture of ground almonds and cardamom. It would instantly give me energy and helped me gain back my strength much faster than the first time around. It was an old family recipe from the Indian sub-continent. Generations of women had used it to heal and recover after childbirth.
Over the years, I have switched up the recipe, sometimes substituting cow’s milk for almond milk or lactose free if that’s what we had on hand but the honey has always been a must. It didn’t take much, just under a teaspoon would do the trick.
There have been times where I’ve been away at conferences, on press trips or visiting family but after a long day, nothing hits the spot quite like some steamed milk with honey. I’ve had friends poke fun at it, surprised that as an adult I’ve continued with the ritual of warm milk and honey before bed but it never bothers me. I know a good thing when I see it.
I was recently introduced to an incredible company selling medicinal honey. I know that honey has been used for centuries for natural remedies and a plethora of purposes but I didn’t realize just how transformative it truly was until I read up on Onuku Manuka Honey.
Manuka Honey comes from the nectar of the flower of the Manuka bush which is indigenous to New Zealand. It is the nectar and the bee that give it its unique properties.
There are so many amazing health qualities of Onuku Manuka Honey. I enjoy following along with their Facebook page. It’s a great resource to learn new tips and tricks to use the honey as well as to keep informed of special promo codes and discounts.
10 ways Onuku Manuka Honey may help with the following:
- Boosts immunity and an excellent nutritional supplement
- Prevents and repairs damage to the colon
- Cough remedy
- Helps combat the common Cold and Flu
- Relieves gastritis
- Manuka honey helps resolve rosacea
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Heals cuts and burns faster
- To control dandruff and scalp problems
I have partnered with Onuku Manuka Honey to offer my readers a special 15% off code when placing an order. Use promo code CANADIANMOMEH. I am thrilled that they are now offering shipping to Canada! (Promo code ends November 15th, 2017).
How would YOU use a batch of top grade Onuku Manuka Honey? Leave a comment below.
DISCLOSURE: Please note that this is a sponsored post but all opinions are 100% my own.