‘Manuka Honey’

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

do you know how to choose manuka honey

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?

Manuka honey cures staphylococcus aureus infections

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 manuka honey

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

The celebration of manuka honey. Is MGO700 better than MGO300? Is manuka honey toxic?


Manuka honey is the most wanted honey these days. Is it that good? What MGO is better? How about the cases of poisoning with manuka honey? This article talks about all of these. Is manuka honey really that good or only marketing for another money-bringing industry? Is people buying less manuka honey? Not by far! New Zealand’s honey exports have grown from $NZ81 million in 2008–09 to $NZ187 million in 2013–14. So why the need for a sumptuous celebration? Because… Read More

Manuka honey – THE BEST to treat wounds, burns, skin infections.

medical grade honey is the best to treat skin infections

The antibacterial effect of manuka on wounds has been long recognized. In 2004 Britain’s National Health Service has licensed the use of manuka-honey wound dressings and sterilized medical grade manuka-honey creams. There are lots and lots of scientific studies, lab tests, clinical trials. There is no doubt that manuka honey is one of the best natural treatment (better than synthetic drugs) for skin infections. Egyptians and Greeks used honey for wound care, and a broad spectrum of wounds are treated… Read More

Kanuka Honey treats acne and rosacea! What is kanuka honey?

kanuka honey is the best medicine for skin infections

Coming from Kunzea ericoides, also known as white tea-tree or scrub, is a tree that grows only in Australia and New Zealand. Until 1983, Kanuka was considered to belong to genus Leptospermum, like manuka tree. But now we only consider it like its cousin. The differences are really hard to notice, even some beekeepers fail to recognize them. Their flowers have a similar morphology and pollen differentiation between the two species is very difficult. Apparently the easiest way to tell the difference is to feel the… Read More

Maharishi Honey seems to be better than Manuka Honey! And is not the only one.

manuka honey is not the best

Another super-honey? Yes, there are labs telling that maharishi honey is better than manuka honey. Of course, considering its antimicrobial activity. And even better is manuka’s cousin, kanuka honey. Never heard of it, right? Well, there are no studies, no marketing, it’s still undisclosed to the public. Maharishi Honey. According to tests conducted by the Food Research Laboratory, Tokyo Food Sanitation Association from Tokyo, Maharishi Honey has an even higher antibacterial activity than Manuka Honey UMF 10 A, UMF 20 A, and… Read More