Active Manuka Honey is renowned for its unique antibacterial properties and distinctive flavour.
PLEASE NOTE: due to customs, we are unable to send this product to WESTERN AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, FRANCE or SOUTH AFRICA.
Wholesome and pure, just as nature intended, it is produced by bees in the remote bush country of New Zealand.
As well as being absolutely delicious, this Active Manuka Honey is rich in antioxidants and has been independently tested and certified to contain a total antibacterial activity level of 20+ UMF. This means activity that is due to the natural occurrence of hydrogen peroxide in honey plus the unique non peroxide activity that is only found in Active Manuka Honey – the Unique Manuka Factor, or UMF®. UMF® is a registered trademark of the Active Manuka Honey Association of New Zealand. It is a quality mark that represents the testing of naturally occurring non-peroxide activity in honey using various test methods. The 20+ refers to the testing method of comparing the antibacterial activity of the honey with that of Phenol – thus Active Manuka Honey 20+ has the same bacteria-killing power as a 20% phenol solution. This makes it suitable as a treatment for many external and internal conditions.
Active Manuka Honey has been proven to be very effective for:
- Enhancing general health and energy: Active Manuka Honey, with its high level of antioxidants, helps to stimulate the immune system to aid the body in dealing with infections. Antioxidants have become popular for their possible role in slowing the aging process and preventing diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Research has shown that antioxidants help protect against the harmful effects of free radicals which are thought to cause cell damage.
- Enhancing digestive health (in particular it has been found to inhibit growth of the bacteria helicobacter pylori - believed to cause most stomach ulcers, dyspepsia and peptic ulcers).
- Providing relief for a sore throat: Active Manuka Honey is effective against the bacteria streptococcus pyogenes which causes sore throats. The honey has an anti-inflammatory action as well as antibacterial.
- Helping to heal wounds: “Many medical professionals are choosing to use active manuka honey and are getting very good results with the treatment of wounds which have not been responding to standard treatment (a trial of Active Manuka Honey on unresponsive skin ulcers was successfully carried out at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand: the results have been published in the New Zealand Medical Journal)”. – Dr Peter Molan, University of Waikato.
No added ingredients. 100% pure New Zealand creamed Manuka Honey. Gluten and preservative free.
As a totally natural and highly valued product, Active Manuka Honey can sometimes be in short supply. Therefore we offer a wide range of honeys, from many different apiaries, in an effort to keep our supply constant.
Directions: Warm to soften, cool to firm.
Please note: due to restrictions, we are unable to send this product to Western Australia, Brazil, France or South Africa.
About Manuka Honey
Manuka Honey is honey that is harvested from bees that collect pollen from the New Zealand Manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium). It is known to have strong antibacterial properties and a distinctive flavour.
Most honeys are antibacterial in some respect. This antibacterial ability is mostly derived from Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), which comes from an enzyme, added by the bee. In the honey industry this is called "Peroxide Activity". Peroxide activity is delicate and unstable and can easily be destroyed by heat, light and water. However, in Manuka honey there is another, non peroxide, antiseptic agent that is much more robust and can remain active against certain bacteria after being exposed to heat, light and water. It is known as the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF®) and is what makes New Zealand Manuka honey unique.
Active Manuka Honey is honey that is tested for its level of antibacterial activity and UMF® Active Manuka Honey is from strictly monitored apiaries, licensed to use the UMF® trademark. It is certified to contain the additional antibacterial component found only in honey produced from Leptospermum plants. The number comes from a laboratory test for antibacterial activity, with the honey being compared with a standard reference antiseptic (phenol) for potency. A level of 10+ or higher is recommended and used by medical professionals.