What is Manuka?
Australia and New Zealand, with its relatively cleaner and purer environments, are home to some of nature’s purest healers such as Active Manuka Honey. Produced ONLY in New Zealand and Australia it has special healing properties that have been shown in laboratory research to have real benefits to skin… BUT not all Manuka Honey is ‘Active’.
What is Active Manuka Honey?
Bees gather pollen from the flowers of the Manuka Bush [photo on left] with the honey making process being enriched by the pollution free environment of New Zealand and Australia. Certain types of Manuka Honey have been observed to have some special healing properties. While it is not fully understood why only some Manuka Honey has this healing antibacterial property, researchers agree that unlike regular honey, Active Manuka Honey has positive healing properties for a variety of skin conditions. In fact, many hospitals and medical practitioners are using active Manuka Honey for wound treatment. The presence of this property, first discovered by Dr Peter Molan, can be detected by laboratory testing. Honey that is tested and verified is given a numbered rating and is referred to as ‘Active’.
Use of Manuka Honey as a Skin Treatment
Manuka honey is a natural antioxidant and supplies cells with a wide range of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals while providing white blood cells with the necessary glucose to destroy bacteria. Healing Manuka Honey improves cellular regeneration thereby improving skin texture and skin smoothness. It also helps to promote collagen production.
Active Healing Manuka Honey has the ability to destroy a large number of bacteria especially, Staphylococcus aureus and Propiobacterium acnes, common causes of acne.