Pure, Raw Tasmanian Manuka honey in a 500 gram tub
What is Active Manuka Honey?
Manuka Honey is made from the nectar of the tea tree bush (also called leptospermum scoparium).
When Manuka is Active, the honey contains very powerful antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti fungal properties that ordinary honey does not have, which makes it extremely effective when treating a wide variety of health conditions.
These properties are not chemically added but grow naturally, the reason this happens to some Manuka and not others remains unknown.
Because of the antimicrobial activity present in Manuka honey, it enhances wound healing in a variety ways.
Manuka Honey has the ability to provide a moist, sterile environment for tissue re-growth which can enhance tissue formation that may have been previously damaged, destroys bacteria by providing glucose used by white blood cells, provides a natural barrier between the wound and the dressing, which protects the wound when re-dressed, which creates an anti- inflammatory effect to prevent the wound from infection. Do remember that eating Manuka honey has massive internal health benefits.
What is the difference between Active and Non-Active?
Both Non-Active and Active Manuka honey are collected from the flower of the Manuka Bush.
Non Active Manuka honey is milder in taste than Active Manuka Honey, and does not contain the strong amount of medicinal properties that the active Manuka does.
Non Active Manuka honey can be used to treat sore throats, colds, fever, blisters, acne, pimples and in regular cooking.
Active Manuka Honey, which is stronger in taste and has a higher level of medicinal properties, can treat a lot more ailments. Active Manuka honey can be used externally on first, second, third degree and chemical burns, wounds, open and infected wounds, wounds that wont heal, amputation stump and post-operative wounds, diabetic ulcers, sores, bed and leg sores, scars, post-operative scar wound healing, insect stings and bites, poison oak and poison ivy, minor cuts, scratches and abrasions, and acne. Active Manuka honey can also be used internally (Gastro-Intestinal Disorders, such as Acid Reflux, Esophageus Ulcer, Heartburn, up-set Stomach, Stomach Ulcer, H. Pylori (helicobacter pylori), Gastritis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).