Dr. Villanueva was recently quoted in an article on Mind Body Green. Read the full article
Manuka honey offers benefits aplenty (it’s a top DIY ingredient, from exfoliation to hair masks), but some of note are its ability to soothe inflammation and help wound healing. First, Manuka honey can “decrease redness and inflammation, [which] helps promote a smoother complexion,” Elena Villanueva, D.C., founder of Modern Holistic Health, says regarding the ingredient’s many benefits. It adds up: Research has shown that Manuka honey can improve inflammatory skin lesions, due to compounds in the honey that helped control multiple inflammatory pathways.