Active/UMF Certified Manuka Honeys
What is Active Manuka Honey?
Active Manuka Honey is the name given to honeys that contain a powerful antibacterial property that makes them suitable for a variety of external and internal uses. All honeys have a small amount of antibacterial activity due to the hydrogen peroxide they contain, but it is of limited effectiveness. Only Manuka Honey has the stronger more stable effect which is often referred to as non-peroxide activity.
Manuka Honey is produced by bees from the flowers of the manuka bush (leptospermum scoparium) and this is where the strong antibacterial properties come from. It grows uncultivated throughout New Zealand.
It is also important to note that not all Manuka Honeys are active to the same extent, some have a much stronger antibacterial effect than others. When purchasing Active Manuka Honey you can check the activity level thanks to the UMF rating system, and the lesser used MGO rating system.
How to Use Manuka Honey and get Maximum Benefits:
Due to the wide variety in the strength of manuka honeys, we have provided you with the following information to ensure you choose one that will have the most positive effects on your health. Manuka honey can be used in the home, both in its pure form to aid digestion and for first aid as ointments and dressings.
Active Manuka Honey Uses - Internal
For internal use, Active Manuka Honey is generally eaten by the teaspoon. Always read instructions or seek advice regarding the best dosage for you.
- UMF 5+ to maintain well-being and improve general digestive health
- UMF 10+ for relief of non-specific upsets of the digestive system such as indigestion and stomach upset
- UMF 15+ for the relief of more pronounced disturbances of the digestive system, such as gastric reflux, persistent indigestion, vomiting and diarrhoea
- UMF 20+ for strong, fast-acting antibacterial and healing action of gastritis, stomach ulcers, Helicobacter pylori and Irritable bowel syndrome.
Active Manuka Honey Uses - External
Manuka honey is also very effective externally. It is being used in hospitals and has proven to be very effective in treating antibiotic resistant bacteria such as MRSA.
To treat external conditions any Active Manuka Honey above UMF10 is recommended and it can be applied topically to the skin. Read instructions before using.
It may be used to treat Diabetic wounds,Sores,Burns (First, Second, and Third Degree), skin ulcers, open & infected wounds, scars, acne, surgical wounds, general cuts and scratches.
If your health problem is serious in nature, always seek professional medical advice before using Manuka Honey.
SummerGlow Apiaries UMF Manuka Honey UMF16+ honey one of nature's most useful aids to natural healing. It powerfully supports the body's natural healing process.
Comvita is the world’s largest manufacturer of premium quality UMF Active Manuka Honey. All UMF honeys are certified to contain the special antibacterial activity.
API Health UMF 10+ Active Manuka Honey has a Unique Manuka Factor rating of 10% making it suitable internally for digestive support and externally for wound care.
API Health UMF 15+ Active Manuka Honey has a Unique Manuka Factor activity rating of 15% making it suitable for digestive care, sore throats, general health, wound care.
API Health UMF 20+ Active Manuka Honey has a Unique Manuka Factor rating of 20% which reflects a very high level of non-peroxide activity.
Honey New Zealand UMF 15+ Manuka honey can be taken by eating or application to the skin surface. It supports the natural healing of wounds, and can help soothe the digestive tract as well as the throat.
Honey New Zealand UMF 18+ Manuka honey can be taken by eating or application to the skin surface. It supports the natural healing of wounds, and can help soothe the digestive tract as well as the throat.
Honey New Zealand UMF 22+ Manuka honey has one of the highest UMF Ratings in the market place. It can be taken by eating or application to the skin surface. It supports the natural healing of wounds, and can help soothe the digestive tract as well as the throat.
Haddrells of Cambridge produces 100% natural New Zealand bee products, manufactured to the highest quality using environmentally sustainable methods. Haddells UMF 20+ Manuka Honey is the highest rated UMF honey in it's range, having twice the antibacterial activity of UMF 10+ Manuka Honey. Hills Laboratory independely test Haddrelll's of Cambridge UMF® Manuka honey with each batch labelled accordingly to test results.
Happy Valley's UMF Active 20+ Manuka honey is independently tested by Hills Laboratories for NPA Activity above 20% and contains special antibacterial properties not found in ordinary Active Manuka honey and higher than most standard antiseptics. This is the highest grade Manuka available with the highest antibacterial activity. Use for superior general wellness and to help support specific health & wellbeing needs.
Unique to New Zealand, MGO Active Manuka Honey has stable and effective antibacterial activity due to the active compound, Methylglyoxal, which forms naturally in Manuka tree nectar.
Honey Blends with Active Manuka
Fresh Royal Jelly is blended in MGO 400+ Manuka Honey by Manuka Health to enhance your well-being in a number of ways.
A high concentration of pure EGCG (the most poweful antioxidant compound in green tea) blended with MGO 250+ Manuka Honey to promote good health and well-being.
An innovative, all natural formula - Manuka Health have combined organic Aloe Vera gel with MGO 250+ Manuka Honey to aid digestion and maintain digestive health.
Other Active Manuka Honeys
Nelson Honey Active Manuka Honey is renowned for its distinct flavour and special aroma. It contains independently tested levels of antibacterial activity. The Gold icon on the pack indicates a high level of antibacterial activity.
Nelson Honey Active Manuka Honey is renowned for its distinct flavour and special aroma. It contains independently tested levels of antibacterial activity. Our Silver icon on the pack indicates a medium level of antibacterial activity.
Other Products with Active Manuka
Distilled from Manuka leaves, may be used as a gargle to support the healing of mouth and throat infections or applied to minor cuts, burns, insect bites and rashes.