Manuka honey’s antibacterial properties are what separate it from traditional honeys. Most honeys are believed to have some degree of bacteria killing properties because they contain chemicals that produce hydrogen peroxide. In 1991, a study conducted by the Honey Research Unit in New Zealand revealed that when hydrogen peroxide was removed from a range of honeys, only Manuka honey retains its ability to kill bacteria. This is due to the presence of Methylglyoxal (MGO), an ingredient unique to Manuka honey from the nectar of Leptospermum scoparium. It was found to have an extra antibacterial property, which is often referred to as Non Peroxide Activity (NPA).
Manuka honey is a type of honey native to New Zealand. It is produced by bees who pollinate the flower Leptospermum scoparium, commonly known as the Manuka bush. Manuka honey is considered a monofloral honey, made mostly from the nectar of one kind of flower. It is 100% natural and is made from 100% Tea Tree flower. Every jar of Manuka Honey bears Manuka honey bears the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) quality mark. UMF is a quality trademark issued to all registered licensed beekeepers, producers and exporters of genuine Manuka honey.
Only a jar labelled Manuka Honey with the UMF or MGO rating guarantees that your Manuka honey is genuine, plus the levels of antibacterial activity. You do not need to burn a hole in your pocket with Kordel’s Signature Manuka Honey 10 +. It is an inexpensive choice of a high quality and authentic Manuka Honey. Kordel’s Signature Manuka Honey 10+ is reviewed in a published study to be effective against S.aureus, an antibiotic resistant strain of bacteria, at lower concentration.
Most beekeepers know that using a metal spoon is usually alright. You are dipping and scooping the honey out and the metal will only touch the honey for less than 2 seconds. This has negligible effects. It is only a big no-no to leave a metal spoon in a jar of honey overnight.
Manuka honey is usually taken 2 tablespoon a day for treatment. For maintenance, manuka honey can be used a teaspoon a day. Manuka Honey is best to be taken directly without mixing into a drink. You may like to drink some water after that to wash down the honey.
Use the right UMF of Manuka Honey. UMF 10+ is therapeutic grade for short term consumption. Manuka honey is used as a natural ointment for wounds of all kinds.
Not suitable for children below 12 months old