Honey has been used since ancient times to treat multiple conditions. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that researchers discovered that honey has natural antibacterial qualities.
Honey protects against damage caused by bacteria. Some also boost production of special cells that can repair tissue damaged by infection. And honey has an anti-inflammatory action that can quickly ease pain and inflammation.
But not all honey is the same. The antibacterial quality of honey depends on the type of honey as well as when and how it’s harvested. Some kinds may be 100 times more potent than others.
About the Product
Manuka honey is produced by bees who pollinate the flower Leptospermum scoparium, commonly known as the manuka bush.
The major antibacterial component in manuka honey is methylglyoxal (MG). MG is a compound found in most types of honey, but usually only in small quantities.
In manuka honey, MG comes from the conversion of another compound, dihydroxyacetone, that is found in high concentration in the nectar of manuka flowers.
The higher the concentration of MGO, the stronger the antibiotic effect.
Honey producers have a scale for rating the potency of manuka honey. The rating is called UMF, which stands for Unique Manuka Factor.
The UMF rating reflects the concentration of MG. To be considered potent enough to be therapeutic, manuka honey needs a minimum rating of 10 UMF.
Several recent studies show manuka honey can be helpful when it’s used on top of wounds also show it might fight infection and boost healing.
- Aids wound healing
- Promotes oral health
- Soothes a sore throat
- Helps prevent gastric ulcers
- Improves digestive symptoms
- May treat symptoms of cystic fibrosis
- Treats acne
How to Use
Enjoy MGO™ Manuka Honey off the spoon, with food such as toast or drizzled over porridge, or add to a warm drink when you are feeling a little under the weather.
Ingredients: 100% New Zealand Pure Manuka Honey
Please note Manuka Honey is not suitable for children under 12 months.