Manuka Honey/Honey

Manuka Honey And Other Natural Honey Products

Honey is a high energy food that needs no preservatives. If properly stored, it will remain intact at room temperature for years together. Honey is also a common ingredient in traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda.

The secret behind honey’s longevity and medicinal properties were revealed in the later part of the 19th century when its antibacterial properties were discovered. Honey reduces inflammation, reduces pain, soothes sore-throat and prevents wounds and sores from getting infected.

The quality of honey varies depending on its source, geographic location and time of harvest. Among different types of honey, manuka honey is considered to have the strongest anti-bacterial properties. Manuka honey gets its name form manuka bushes, which grow in New Zealand. It is produced by local bees, which visit manuka bushes. It has strong antibacterial properties and can be used to treat skin infections and wounds.

The Benefits Of Manuka Honey

A jar of manuka honey is a useful addition to your medicine cabinet. It can be used externally as a first aid in case of injuries. Research has shown that manuka honey can be used to relieve sore throat, fungus infection of the fingernails, dry skin, colds, mouth sores and gum diseases.

Among other ingredients, manuka honey contains hydrogen peroxide, which gives it its antibiotic properties. However, the major anti-bacterial action is due to another substance called MG (methylglyoxal). Although it is present in all types of honey in lower concentrations, in manuka honey, the concentration is large enough to give noticeable antibacterial effect.

The quality of manuka honey is specified in UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) which gives an indication of the strength of MG in the honey. Manuka honey is available in various UMF strengths. To be an effective treatment for infections, the UMF should be above 10. Manuka honey with a UMF rating of 10 or above is also called active manuka honey.

Choose From Our Wide Range Of Honey Products

We offer a large range of honey products, including Comvita, East Cape, Golden Hills, Nectar Ease and the Green Bay range. The UMF rating of the product, when applicable, is mentioned in the description. Products from 10 UMF to 25 UMF and above are available.

You will find products containing honey as well as other ingredients like raspberry and kiwifruit extracts. Products are also available in different forms such as liquid honey in jars, in carry along single use pouches and in convenient and easy to carry forms such as, honeysuckers and lozenges.

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