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Information on Manuka Honey and Active Manuka Honey for you.

How is Manuka Honey good for you?

Manuka Honey has become known as the 'healing honey' for good reason, and its therapeutic qualities have now become well documented.

In particular active manuka honey provides you with powerful, natural, antibiotic and antiseptic properties. It can be used both internally, for example it is good for digestive problems and peptic and stomach ulcers, or externally, such as on cuts / wounds and leg ulcers, among being able to aid many issues. It can even be obtained in a sterilised form in a tube for external use.

Studies have shown honey, and in particular Active Manuka Honey, can inhibit Helicobacter pylori, a contributing factor in many digestive problems.

It is easy on your stomach. You don't suffer any harsh effects on your stomach from synthetic alternatives.

If you are taking manuka honey internally, then you will find it has quite a unique, stong taste, that varies on the strength of the manuka honey you are using.


Medihoney is a brand of medical honey products. It is part of Comvita, a leading producer of the UMF® manuka honey.

They use the Medihoney brand for some of their specialist medical grade honey products that utilise the UMF® manuka honey.

This site shows you some good examples of some of the Medihoney branded products.

This site is aimed to provide you with information on manuka honey and what its benefits are.

For actual purchase of manuka honey products within the UK or Europe visit The New Zealand Honey Shop online store by clicking this link:

Active UMF Manuka Honey Products

5 Tips For You To Choose Quality Active Manuka Honey

Proper UMF Active Manuka Honey complies with all 5 of the following criteria for Genuine UMF Manuka Honey as recommended by the Active Manuka Honey Association.

1. It has the name UMF clearly stated on the front label.
2. It is packed into jars and labelled in New Zealand.
3. It is from a New Zealand company licensed to use the name UMF.
4. It has the UMF licensee’s name on the front label.
5. It has a rating of UMF10 or more.

Where Does Manuka Honey Come From?

It is one of the native trees of New Zealand. The manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium) is the New Zealand version of the tea tree plant. It can be found growing wild in much of the country, but more predominately around coastal areas, with the east cape area of the north island having one of the larger concentrations.

What conditions can Active Manuka Honey help me with?

You can get different products that are aimed at either internal or external uses. If you have an external condition such as a cut or wound, or a burn, then you should choose a sterilised active manuka honey.
Some of the conditions it can assist you with are:

  • Digestive problems

  • Ulcers in the stomach area

  • Leg ulcers and bed sores

  • Cuts and wound treatment

What gives Active Manuka Honey its special antibacterial and antiseptic properties?

All honey contains a level of hydrogen peroxide. However the level can vary widely between different honeys.

Active manuka honey contains an additional antibacterial property, refered to as the 'unique manuka factor (UMF), which can only be found in honey sourced from the Leptospermum plants. To determine if this additional factor is present, and to what extent, the manuka honey undergoes a test for its level of antibacterial activity. If the antibacterial activity is found to be sufficiently high, then it is given a UMF label and a number (eg 10+, 20+) that indicates the strength of antibacterial activity in the honey.

Can active manuka honey be used on animals?

Yes. If you have a pet dog, or a horse, that has received a cut or other type of wound, then using active manuka honey is a great natural alternative treatment.

It is suggested that a sterilsied honey be used, gently rubbing a layer over the affected area, and then placing a bandage or dressing over it. This is particularly important with animals otherwise they are only likely to lick the honey off before it has a chance to work its healing properties. Also you don't want your pet dog to leave a sticky spot on your couch or other part of the house if you do not cover the wound area after adding the honey.

Active Manuka Honey - an effective natural antibiotic and antiseptic solution for digestive problems, skin infections, wound healing, ulcers and more. 

To buy manuka honey products, click here.