Wound Gel Manuka Honey is used topically to support the body's natural healing of minor wounds, ulcers, infections
Medical Grade Manuka Honey is used as an ingredient in skin creams & soap-free body wash to nourish and rejuvenate dry, sensitive, eczema-prone skin
Skin Cream made with Colloidal Silver Cream and UMF16+ Manuka Honey to nourish and rejuvenate dry, chafed, sensitive skin
The UMF Grading System - The consumer's guide and guarantee
- UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) is a quality trademark and grading system identifying natural unadulterated manuka honey that has the special unique property
- The UMF grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka Honey, and assures purity and quality
What is Manuka Honey?
- Manuka honey comes from the crisp white flowers of the manuka bush, a native bush which grows in remote unspoilt areas of New Zealand
- Some strains of manuka honey have an extraordinary, naturally present property not found in any other variety of honey
- Manuka honey is highly-revered and sought-after for its unique natural attributes
- The UMF grading system is the consumer's guide and guarantee of genuine, unadulterated natural manuka honey
Manuka honey is one of nature's special gifts and is recognised and in demand worldwide for its unique properties that are not found in ordinary honey.
Sourced from some of New Zealand’s most pure and remote locations, it is renowned for its unique properties, flavour and nutritional profile, with extra amino acids, vitamins and high antioxidant properties. From New Zealand’s rugged central North Island volcanic plateau, to the bush clad hills of Northland, there are many factors that can affect the quality of Manuka honey - it’s a natural product so the sun, wind and rain all play a part.
This healing honey has been known to New Zealand's indigenous cultures for thousands of years. Manuka honey contains anti-bacterial properties and in a study conducted by the University of Sydney killed nearly every types of bacteria it was exposed to. In 2004 Britain's National Health Service (NHS) licensed the use of medical grade manuka honey as a wound dressing, confirming what the indigenous people of NZ have long known - that manuka honey is a product with some seemingly miraculous properties.
Honey has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, and has been found to be an effective antimicrobial agent 1. This antimicrobial activity stems primarily from the production of hydrogen peroxide from glucose and oxygen by glucose oxidase, a bee-derived enzyme 2. Honey from certain species of Leptospermum flora native to Australia and New Zealand contains additional phytochemical components that further enhance its antibacterial activity 3. The precise nature of these components is yet to be identified.
While the ancient Egyptians and Greeks used honey for wound care, and a broad spectrum of wounds are treated all over the world with natural unprocessed honeys from different sources, Medihoney™ has been one of the first medically certified honeys licensed as a medical product for professional wound care in Europe and Australia. Our experience with medical honey in wound care refers only to this product. In this review, we put our clinical experience into a broader perspective to comment on the use of medical honey in wound care. More prospective randomized studies on a wider range of types of wounds are needed to confirm the safety and efficacy of medical honey in wound care. Nonetheless, the current evidence confirming the antibacterial properties and additional beneficial effects of medical honey on wound healing should encourage other wound care professionals to use CE-certified honey dressings with standardized antibacterial activity, such as Medihoney™ products, as an alternative treatment approach in wounds of different natures.