‘Manuka Honey’

Is New Zealand manuka honey BETTER than Australian manuka honey?

new zealand manuka honey vs australian manuka honey

Somebody asked me why New Zealand manuka honey is better than Australian manuka honey. The question was raised probably because of the general recommendation which is to buy manuka honey produced and packed in New Zealand. Not in Australia. So, why the difference? After decades of research on the properties of manuka honey, New Zealanders have managed to share the incredible health benefits that manuka honey can bring to the world. And this raised their GDP A LOT! Manuka honey is six times the… Read More

What is the best manuka honey? From what brand?

the best brand manuka honey

Lots of people have asked me what is the best manuka honey? And what brand is more trustful to be selling genuine manuka honey from New Zealand. Here is a Comvita manuka honey review because statistics show this is the brand chosen by the majority of people. First of all, why manuka? Because it tastes good and has medicinal properties, helping with digestive problems, throat and nose issues, skin conditions and helps in maintaining a strong healthy body. Who is Comvita? It’s the… Read More

2017 brings bad news for manuka honey lovers!

bad news for manuka honey lovers

Manuka honey is one of the most appreciated honey in the world. The taste is unique and its therapeutically properties makes it loved worldwide. Why is this honey so appreciated and so healthy? As any other monofloral honey it brings the characteristics of the plant the nectar was harvested from, mainly its phytochemical components (such as Leptosperin), but manuka honey is so much researched and marketed more for its MGO (methylglyoxal) content – a substance with a powerful antimicrobial effect.… Read More

Can manuka honey treat sinus infection? Are there some other natural alternatives?

can honey treat sinisitis

Can manuka honey treat sinus infection? Are there some other natural alternatives? In winter we deal with a very annoying problem. Well, besides colds. Sinus infection. And we have to face the same problem: conventional drugs have side-effects and create addiction. Honey can help and so can some plants. As a good antimicrobial, manuka honey is considered to be effective when used in irrigations. But how many of these are mere folk claims or facts supported by science? We’ll see… Read More

Deciphering manuka honey: UMF15+, MGO400, 24+ Bio Active, KFactor16, TA. And LOTS OF FRAUDS.

genuine manuka honey from nz

Manuka honey is one of the most researched honeys in the world. It has different markers and grades, all at expensive prices. And lots and lots of frauds. Due to different policies genuine producers have graded manuka honey using different letters and numbers. I have already covered them in the article I want to buy manuka honey. What is UMF 16+, MGO 400+, Active? Here are some updates and clarifications: A (Active) or TA (Total Activity) or BioActive A or TA… Read More

What kills Staphylococcus aureus? Does manuka honey kill MRSA?

what natural product kills superbugs

In the previous article Is manuka honey a natural treatment for MRSA? Is it the best? I was saying that despite all the marketing made to consider manuka honey our solution for the superbugs, especially those grown in hospitals, manuka honey has not yet proved to be so miraculous for the internal infections. What is MRSA and MSSA? MRSA = methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MSSA = methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus is one of the five most common causes of infections after… Read More

A new dispute on manuka honey market: Is it toxic or not?

what is toxic honey

Manuka honey from New Zealand may have a problem of toxicity. High toxicity. I have got this feeling, reading different sources, that somehow, manuka honey is like a synthetic drug. Heals you of something and makes you ill of something else. Could this be possible with something so natural and so highly recommended? Well, history and lots of research said yes. Present says something else. It is known that manuka honey is a honey with proved antimicrobial efficiency. It comes from Australia and… Read More

How is manuka honey tested? Can we trust those tests?

tests done to check is manuka honey is real and safe

What are the tests needed to confirm the authenticity and quality of manuka honey? There are 9 tests that are done today to confirm the authenticity and quality of manuka honey: Content of leptosperin; Concentrations of DHA; Concentration of MGO; Concentration of  HMF; Forecast of MG, NPA + HMF; Color & Conductivity; Minerals, Trace elements & heavy metals; Content of tutin; C4 sugars. All these are done by specialized laboratories and producers should all take these tests to ensure the safety and quality of… Read More