Our active Australian Manuka Honey is harvested by our specialist beekeepers along the East Coast of Australia’s pristine bushland and forests. Our bees feed upon the Leptospermum plant to produce the finest quality Manuka Honey. The indigenous people from both Australia and New Zealand have been using Manuka Honey in their traditional medicines for years. Active honey has much greater antibacterial properties compared to normal honey.
Manuka Honey with its antimicrobial properties has been said to ease and restore many conditions such as abrasions and wounds, infections, eczema, inflammation, fungal infections and much more. Manuka Honey is extremely sought after worldwide for use at home and in hospitals, veterinary practices and other specialist clinics. Manuka honey contains a natural antibacterial activity often known as Non-Peroxide Activity (NPA). Through thorough research it has been found that this activity is attributed to the naturally occurring chemical Methylglyoxal (MGO). Manuka honey can contain over 70 times the MGO level than normal honeys
One of the main components attributed to the unique activity in Manuka Honey is methylglyoxal (MGO).MGO is an indicator of the strength of the activity in Manuka Honey. We have Australian Manuka Honey available in a variety of MGO ratings. The activity strength (MGO Rating) on the label indicates the therapeutic benefit of the honey, the higher the rating the more beneficial the honey will be. The MGO rating you choose depends on the intended use and antibacterial strength you prefer. Contrary to popular belief, active honey is not only unique to New Zealand. Active Manuka Honey is also found in Australia with identical properties to New Zealand Manuka Honey.