What Are the Benefits of Manuka Honey?

The main benefit of manuka honey is its antibiotic property from higher concentrations of methylglyoxal due to bees converting a chemical compound found in manuka nectar, according to WebMD. The honey is used as a topical treatment for minor burns. Honey producers created the unique manuka factor, or UMF, to market the potency of this honey. The best manuka honey needs a 10 UMF rating to be considered therapeutic.