ONUKU Certified Manuka Raw Honey UMF 20+ | Best Natural Antibiotic

ONUKU Certified Manuka Raw Honey UMF 20+ | Best Natural Antibiotic

Discover the health benefits of Onuku Manuka Premium Honey.

Product: ONUKU Raw Manuka Honey UMF 20+

Retail. Amazon.com

Size of Jar: 250g – 8.8 oz

Guarantee: 100% Pure

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ONUKU Certified Raw Honey UMF 20+ | Overview

One of my daily healthy habits is to take THAT one spoon of Manuka Honey. Yum! Tasty!! I believe that one spoon a day keeps the doctor away; as I know Manuka honey does help boost the immune system. I tend to use two types of honey UMF gradings and I will explain why below in my review. You can also check more details about Manuka honey in my post here.

Why is Manuka Honey Expensive?

ONUKU Manuka Honey is 100% pure raw honey, sourced from the Manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium) that is found in remote and fertile areas in the North Island of New Zealand.

The Manuka flower contains high natural chemicals that have anti-bacterial properties and thus can be used as a natural antibiotic for a variety of health conditions, mainly;

  • Cold and flu
  • Sore throat
  • Heartburn
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin infection
  • Digestive disorder

Which Honey Should I buy? UMF+ Label

Make sure you look for the UMF grading label on the jar as it certifies the 100% genuine purity and quality of Manuka Honey (Approved by the Honey Association of New Zealand).

The higher the UMF the better the healing power.

Particularly in-between seasons when I tend to come down with cold because of the change of weather, I opt for the higher UMF, from UMF15+ onward. I also pick the higher grading when I am treating some health issue, being any of the above mentioned or even heartburn, as it is very therapeutic.

However, on a day to day basis I take a spoon of the Manuka honey with UMF10+. This works great for general maintenance and supports the immune system throughout the year.

It is good to know that when purchasing ONUKU honey you are also supporting the Maori indigenous people of New Zealand as it is collected from their land near Mount Tarawera.

Here´s a mix I usually take. Boil cinnamon sticks and lemon in a small pot and then pour the mix in a glass. When the hot water has cooled down a bit, add a spoon of Manuka honey and drink it, ideally before bedtime. It is good to flush out toxins and also helps you lose weight.

I hope you find this review useful. Please do let me know if you have any question or would like to leave your own review in a comment below. There are many other good quality Manuka Honey brands but my pick of the day is ONUKU.

Here is my MOST FAVOURITE Manuka Honey range of the Onuku Product;

  • UMF 25+ 250g for healing
  • UMF 5+ 500g for maintenance
  • UMF 15 + 500g savings jar

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Please note the above review is based on my opinion and experience of using the mentioned product and how I benefit from it. You should not use the information to treat any health problem without consulting your doctor.


28 thoughts on “ONUKU Certified Manuka Raw Honey UMF 20+ | Best Natural Antibiotic

  1. This is so very useful I did not know that honey has so many different things that it could remedy. So for children would this be a good thing to use as well? Or is it not recommended for them?

    1. Hi Matthew, Manuka is beneficial and I have been using it for years now. For kids over 1-2 years honey can be a good substitute for sugar. There´s clinical research on alleviating night cough with honey. Check this article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20618098
      However it´s always good to check with your doctor first for any health issues, both for adults and for kids. Good day.

  2. Thank you for the valuable info in this article. I’m a big fan of raw honey and also Manuka honey. I love the cinnamon, honey and lemon mix and when I feel a cold or throat infection coming up I also add some fresh ginger. BOOM! It is expensive yes but knowing that apart from the amazing health benefits, you’re simultaneously supporting the Maori’s in New Zealand is a beautiful win-win right?

  3. Manuka honey is smart daily habit to look into. With winter coming, it is smart to keep your immune system health, as there are so many colds, viruses, and sick people everywhere. Manuka honey is a smart way to do this. It is fast, effective, and loaded with healthy nutrition.

    Follow the advice of the above article for accuracy when purchasing. There are frauds selling everything these days, however with the advice on this article you will be in safe hands. This is a great thing to add to your green tea as well, or to your power shakes in the morning. 

    For example I make a health shake every morning loaded with fruit, cinnamon, chia seeds, almonds, pumpkin seeds, vegan protein powder. However using Manuka honey is an excellent addition to your health shakes or your great tea. 


    1. Hi Jake, I agree, Manuka is excellent to fight the annoying cold virus and to boost your immune system. 

      There´s a  legal issue right now in New Zealand as they want to protect their Manuka trademark. Apparently Manuka bushes are being planted elsewhere. It is important to look for the UMF or MGO grading label when purchasing Manuka honey. 

      I like your health shake combination. It seems powerful. I will try it one day soon. Thank you for writing. 

  4. I have never heard of Manuka honey, but wow, it is expensive, I do not use sugar at all, only natural  honey for all my coffee and teas, I appreciate the health benefits; can you tell me what makes Manuka so different from other natural honeys? Why Manuka? Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi, Manuka honey is different as it has a raised amount of natural chemical content MGO (more than any other raw honey) that is antimicrobial, It is expensive as Manuka Honey can only be found in New Zealand and some parts of Australia and is only collected in a short period during the year. 

      Here´s a link for more info. Thank you for writing and do let me know if you require more info as I´ve been using Manuka honey for quite some years, and it works. 


  5. Hello Marisa 

    Manuka is beneficial and my mom have been using it for my kids since they were 1year, that is my twins have been using this product for the past eight months; for young children between the ages of 1&3 honey is proven to be the best substitute for sugar in their body system.

    1. Hi David, many thanks for sharing your experience regarding Manuka honey. Kids love honey and adults alike. Besides being yummy, Manuka is also antibacterial and has many benefits.

  6. Hello Marisa, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. I heard about Manuka honey last week when my friend talked about it so I decided to look for a review on it. I have sinusitis so I think I should try it for that purpose. I am a big fan of honey so I know I will like Manuka especially as it is raw.

    1. Hi Daniel, I´m glad you like honey and it is beneficial for sinusitis. Manuka honey is more dense and the taste varies depending on the brand. The one I use is not that sweet and has a slight bitter taste afterwards, but I like it. I´m sure you will love Manuka. 

  7. Thank you for this post.

    I’ve been doing a bit of research on honey, mainly local varieties as I’m trying to reduce my allergies and local is supposed to be good for that.

    I now know that honey offers all kinds of benefits, many of which you’ve stated here.

    My only concern is that I’m not a fan of honey, taste-wise.  Do you have any recommendations for taking honey in a way that doesn’t’ make me make a funny face because I don’t like the flavor?

    Thanks again,


    1. Hi Scott, Honey is great to fight allergies, unless you are allergic to pollen of course. Try mixing it with a glass of milk or add cinnamon or lemon. Hope this helps and thank you for writing. 

  8. Thank you for this information on Manuka Honey which I never knew to exist before now. I am a 66 year old female who takes very good care of her body and takes honey every morning. The honey I buy says ‘organic’ on the bottle and I get it from a store that sells organic products. I swear by my product which keeps me healthy and keeps away colds and flu and infection. I am curious about your brand of honey as it promises more than mine. I am to get a bottle soon. Thanks for opening up my awareness.

    1. Hi, thank you for writing and for your interest in Manuka honey. 

      In general all raw and organic honey is beneficial especially for colds and flu, however Manuka is special as it has more natural chemicals that are found to be antibacterial, antifungal, anti allergic. 

      I have been using it for years and it works. Let me know how you find it if you try it. Good day. 

  9. I’m glad I came across this. I didn’t know what the UMF meant nor the importance of it. Do you know how the UMF is determined? I also never thought one could use Manuka honey for weight loss purposes. The mix you explained is very straightforward but long long would one have to take it in order to begin seeing a change?

    1. Hi, UMF is the grading for the amount of natural chemical, MGO (methylglyoxal) found in the Manuka flower. 

      As regards to losing weight, it takes a while of course, just like any other natural method, there is no ´quick fix´.  

      I do find Manuka helpful with belly fat, whenever I over indulge during festivities, I spend 1-2weeks taking the honey mix with lemon and cinnamon or even turmeric and ginger, and I have immediate results. 

      Thank you for your interest. 

  10. I have been a hunting consumer for a long time. It not only goes into my tea but I use it to help my children when they are feeling ill. Now you’ve given me some more ideas. I agree with you honey can be pretty expensive, but the one that you’ve posted here seems pretty affordable. Going to buy some today to try it out. We’ll get back to you with my thoughts once I have used the honey.

    1. Hi, so glad to hear you already know about Manuka honey and find it useful. Do let me know how you find it. It is very good that you teach your children to better take honey instead of refined sugar. Thank you for writing. 

  11. I really appreciated the fact that you stated that when you purchase this product, you’re also supporting a cause. I find that so fascinating. Though, I do have some questions. Is this product for everyone? I mean, I have diabetes and normally, the only way I’m allowed to take a tablespoon of honey is when my blood sugar is low, will this increase my sugar levels if I take it normally or does it has some type of artificial sugar component?

  12. I have gotten several recommendations from a family friend to use the onuku honey. At the time, I had just been introduced to kiva raw manuka honey. She was of the unwavering opinion that the onuku was better. 

    She was particularly on about its antiviral properties.

     To be honest, i didn’t get enough time to access the impact of Kiva in my system before i stopped using it. Now, I don’t believe in coincidence, but I think its time i checked it out. 


    1. Hi, I heard about the Kiva brand but haven´t checked it so far. If it is pure Manuka honey it should also be good. I love Onuku best as it is sweet but also has a bitter taste in the end, and besides the purchase supports the Maori people in New Zealand, so that for me is a plus. Thank you for sharing your experience using the honey. 

  13. When applied to the wound, Manuka honey absorbs water from the wound and dries it, and antimicrobials destroy the microorganisms that can infect the wound. When used externally, it completely covers the treated area and wraps it with a sterile bandage, changing the bandage once a day. It’s incredibly effective because it penetrates deep into the skin. Thanks for the post.

    1. Hi, thank you so much for sharing this information. I have read a lot about Manuka working miracles on wounds, even used on horses, but I have never tried it myself. 

  14. Honey has great benefits to our health. Regular honey is great as a sugar replacement. Would this one be good for this too?

    On these modern days we need to take action to preserve our health. Thanks for a great post with this objective in mind.

    I used to do the same infusion every morning, but I loose that good custom of mine when I started a new job were I got to get in earlier in the morning (replacing it with the common coffee). Shame on me!

    1. Hi Juan, thank you for your insight. You can certainly use Manuka honey to replace sugar, using the lower grading in this case. It will be less pricey and still get the prevention benefit. Any raw organic honey is better than sugar. 

      I understand it is difficult in the mornings, but having a spoon of Manuka honey is easy to include in your routine as it is not a long ritual. Then maybe you can elaborate a better blend before you go to sleep. 

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