Manuka honey has well proven anti-bacterial properties which assist in wound healing as well as nutritional and immune a system stimulatory properties.
Teatree (Leptospermum scoparium) is a shrub which occurs along the south east coast of Australia, in Tasmania and in New Zealand, where it is called Manuka. The naturally-occurring compound methylglyoxal was identified in mid-2006 as the dominant anti-bacterial constituent of Manuka Honey. Before this discovery, the anti-bacterial properties of Manuka Honey were compared with varying concentrations of phenol, a laboratory standard disinfectant. Studies at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany and at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, have now proven that the Manuka's antibacterial properties are directly related to methylglyoxal content. Methylglyoxal has been reported in foods such as milk products as well as beer, wine and coffee, with concentrations ranging from 3 to 50mg/kg. Levels in Manuka Honey range from 0 to more than 700mg/kg and levels above 100mg/kg are required for antibacterial efficacy- Charles Dragar PhD.
- Beneficial for digestive problems including gastric ulcers.
- May relieve skin conditions by topical application.
- Nature's antioxidant.
- May relieve influenza and cold symptoms.
- Research from Waikato University says Manuka honey is active against a broad spectrum of bacteria & fungi.
- Assists the body's own immune system.
- Natural energy boost.
- Suitable as a complimentary therapy in conjunction with prescribed medication.
No artificial additives, colours, fragrances or preservatives.
Contact your health care professional if symptoms persist and only cease prescribed medication on their advice. Not suitable for infants under 12 months of age to ingest. Only topical (skin) application is suitable for this age group. Contains naturally occurring sugars.