Davao Organics Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey

It’s brown, sticky and sweet. For some, it is a natural sweetener that makes everything sweet minus the preservatives. However, did you know that there is more to its sweetness that makes a tablespoon of honey a super food? Yes, honey is a wonder food that many take for granted.

In today’s world, where food is either processed, considered junk or stale, there are still quite a number of healthy and considered essential natural therapies for you that can be munched and eaten raw. Yes, the connotation that healthy food is raw food is true – as far as honey is concerned, that is.

Most of us use honey for our afternoon teas, drizzled over hot baked bundt cake or with lemon in our water. However, the usage of honey is as endless as our imagination. It is not limited and used only as a sweetener but honey is also best with its many medicinal benefits. From wounds to burns to stomach ulcers, a tablespoon goes a long way.

However, not all types and kinds of honey have the  medicinal and antibacterial components that our bodies need. Of the many organically produced and readily available in the market, look for a bottle of Manuka Honey for its superb natural healing therapies.

Produced from the crisp white flowers of the Manuka bush that grows in unspoilt areas in New Zealand, this particular type of honey contains a unique non-peroxide antibacterial component that makes it suitable to treat wound infections and other health conditions. Others also believe that the Manuka Honey is considered a type of natural therapies for cancer   and natural therapies for people suffering from high blood pressure.

Nevertheless, this unique non-peroxide antibacterial component, said to be found in manuka honey, varies from one kind to another. To say the least, its potency greatly depends on the season it was harvested/produced and its source.  For the longest time, the determination of its potency became a big issue especially to those who do not anything about it. Nowadays, with the UMF (Unique Manuka Factor), identifying manuka honey potency is now easy – every bottle comes with a trademark.

But, what makes manuka honey better than the rest? Other than its natural healing therapies, manuka honey is believed to contain a higher dose of hydrogen peroxide that gives honey its antibacterial qualities.  Then again, the percentage still depends on the kind of manuka honey harvested. It is best then to know and read the labels on the bottle before making a purchase.

Primarily, Manuka Honey, aside from its sweet goodness, is used as an ointment to cure wounds. To say the least, manuka honey is best applied to open and minor wounds and burns. Its antibacterial component relieves the burning sensation thus leaving a cooler effect on the wound.

Other use for Manuka Honey includes:

  1. Help reduce high blood cholesterol
  2. Help reduce inflammation due to its high antibacterial quality
  3. Help aid in the treatment for diabetes (it neutralizes blood sugar)
  4. Treatment of eye, ear and nasal infections (sinusitis)
  5. Treatment of gastrointestinal problems such as stomach ulcers

Nevertheless, one must not depend on Manuka Honey – or any other honey, for that matter.  Although considered one of the many natural therapies provided by Mother Nature, it is still best to consult and seek professional help from medical practitioners before doing self-medication.

 

Davao Organics Salsa

Salsa

Do you love moving fast, artistic and happy? Do you like to eat a dish dipped with a natural condiment? You can enjoy dancing and eating at the same time, and these can be done simultaneously. It’s called salsa, the extremely fast form of jiving and a delicious sauce made from tomatoes.

Davao Organics Salsa

Confusing? The word “salsa” pertains to a type of performing arts and a condiment. To make it clear, we will show you what these two are, and the natural therapies you can take advantage from them.

Salsa as a Dance

The name suggests a Spanish origin, primarily due to the influence from Latin America. Salsa is type of dance in social events that started in the mid-1970s in New York. Its dance moves originated from Mambo, Cha-Cha, and Son (a Cuban style of music). The fast movements of this performing art is thought to be influenced by hustle and swing dancing.

This is a dance that requires a pair, preferably a male and a female. It requires a fast female dancer and a good male partner that guides the speed dancing of his female partner. More so, it has the background of salsa music which originated from Cuba.

For people who love dancing, you might consider practicing this because of its health benefits. For an hour of intense movements, it can burn up to 420 calories. This is a great way to jive off your weight. It is also a wonderful way to lower your chances of having coronary heart disease, which kills many lives annually.

Due to fast movements, social interaction and unexplained happiness and fulfillment, these factors can help decrease blood pressure levels. It also allows you to sweat without noticing it, and it can release toxins out of your body.

Dancing is a physical activity disguised as a party-like engagement. Salsa promotes overall body flexibility and strengthens the lower body part like the legs and hips. Because a session in practice or at dance halls takes more than an hour, it also promotes stamina and endurance.

Dancing is a social activity; it allows you to mingle with other people as well. It releases tension and stress, and the dancing activity itself focuses you to move with your partner, concentrate on your moves and follow the music.

Salsa as a Sauce

Once you get tired of dancing, eating will surely follow. Because salsa is a Latin American dance, a perfect meal after a tiring activity is to eat dishes from the said region. Most Mexican and Tex-Mex (Texan-Mexican) dishes like tacos, fajitas, burritos, and tortilla chips add the delicious salsa sauce on it.

Salsa is Spanish for “sauce”, and it sometimes tastes hot. Made from fresh tomatoes, cilantro, onion, jalapeno, lime juice, olive oil, red chilli pepper and salt, it is a perfect condiment for most recipes from Mexico and Texas.

Because of the predominance of tomatoes, it is a good source of beta carotene and vitamin C which is good for dealing gum health and gum infections. Vitamins and minerals is what red chilli pepper and lime juice has, which is responsible for bringing valuable nutrients to the body.

Jalapeno and lime contains natural therapies like lutein, folate, and vitamins C and A. These contribute to keeping the skin healthy, eyesight sharp, and repairs damaged cells. Olive oil, on the other hand, helps fight heart problems.