NATURE'S GREATEST GIFT, SOURCED FROM
THE FURTHEREST REACHES OF THE PLANET
A STARTLING DISCOVERY
Prior to the 1990’s Mānuka was not highly regarded as a honey! Dr Peter Molan of Waikato University was studying the health properties of honey, in particular the peroxide antiseptic enzyme bees produce to preserve the honey. Dr Molan discovered something additional in Mānuka honey which he called the “non-peroxide activity”. He found this was more than 100 times more potent and stable than normal honey. Later German researchers identified this compound as methylgloxal (MGO) as a way to measure the Unique Mānuka Factor (UMF) of honey found throughout New Zealand. Certified laboratories measure UMF by observing the inhibition in growth of bacteria within honey samples.
TRUSTED FOR CENTURIES
The Mānuka tea tree is native to New Zealand. It has been used in various forms for centuries by the indigenous Māori population.
TRADITIONAL MĀORI MEDICINE
Mānuka contains an exceptionally high concentration of a non-peroxide compound "MGO", which gives it antibacterial qualities.
NATURE'S RAREST GIFT
Mānuka honey is produced by bees collecting nectar from the Mānuka tea tree. Mānuka only flowers between two and six weeks each year, making Mānuka honey very rare.