Manuka Honey is unique to New Zealand and is produced from the nectar of the Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) and Kanuka (Kunzea ericoides) trees.
Honey has long been used topically as a healing agent for wounds and ulcers. Recently there has been renewed interest in the medicinal applications of honey, particularly for the treatment of slow healing wounds in hospitalised patients.
Whilst all honey possesses healing properties, Manuka Honey is considered superior in this regard. This is because Manuka Honey has a powerful additional antiseptic property not found in other types of honey - this property is termed Unique Manuka Factor (UMF).
Research has shown Manuka Honey to be effective at killing a variety of pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus and Helicobacter pylori, and even some strains of bacteria which are resistant to antibiotics.
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