This type of honey is increasingly popular for a range of purposes. Here’s your guide to this healing honey.
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.
What is it?
Manuka honey is made by bees that feed on the flowers of the manuka bush, also known as the tea tree, in New Zealand. In Australia, the tree used to make manuka honey is called the jellybush. The honey is distinctively flavoured, darker and richer than other honey.