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ApiHealth Active Manuka Honey UMF 16+

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Active Manuka Honey UMF 16+, UMF Certified Pure Honey from New Zealand. Experience the best of New Zealand Honey i.e. dark & creamy in nature.

ApiHealth, a premium Manuka Honey, UMF Certified Manuka Honey, gathered from Manuka Flowers in the heart of New Zealand’s unspoilt native forest.

UMF Honey is well known for its health giving and wound healing properties

UMF Manuka Honey has a special antibacterial property, highly sought after for its inherent natural health benefits.

Appearance – Dark cream to dark brown

Rs. 3900 for 500gm and Rs.2700 for 250gm

Active Manuka Honey’s anti bacterial activity has been recognized since 1550 BC by the ancient Egyptions. Aristotle recommended it for assisting natural healing wounds.

Digestive & Healthy Manuka Honey UMF 16+ 500 gm:

  • Genuine New Zealand UMF Manuka Honey
  • Guaranteed certified UMF 16+
  • Excellent healing
  • Digestive health care
  • Soothing Sore Throats
  • Boost general health & Immune System
  • Antioxidant rich
  • Stringent quality control (ISO 9001, RMP certified, Registered UMF trademark, AMHA licensed member)
  • Two activity levels available (UMF 16+, UMF 20+)

Tests have shown that using products with a minimum strength of UMF15+ as a Manuka honey acne treatment can be beneficial.

New Zealand Manuka Honey is world famous for its unique properties. UMF in particular provides special benefits for the human body. UMF stands for 'UNIQUE MANUKA FACTORS'. ACTIVE MANUKA is an antibacterial property which is naturally present in some strains of NZ MANUCA HONEY, but it is not in all Manuka Honey. UMF HONEY, the type of Manuka Honey which has the special UMF antibacterial property, is highly sought after for its health-giving qualities.

The UMF property is a floral property occurring naturally in the nectar of some Manuka flowers. UMF ACTIVE MANUKA HONEY is totally natural and safe. It has been enjoyed for its own unique flavour for many years. The UMF activity is additional to the usual active properties of honey. Among those that do have this, the strength varies. The UMF standard was established to identify and set apart the type of Manuka Honey which has the UMF healing property. The small proportion of ACTIVE MANUKA HONEY that has the special UMF property is identified by the name UMF. The medical uses are well documented.

The presence of the UMF property can only be detected by special scientific testing using criteria laid down by the Honey Research Unit at The University of Waikato. Gribbles Analytical Laboratories in Hamilton, New Zealand, is the only laboratory approved to carry out UMF testing. The UMF letters are followed by a number that indicates the strength of the UMF antibacterial property in a batch of MANUKA HONEY tested in the licensed laboratory after the honey has been packed.

For thousands of years the HEALTH BENEFIT OF MANUKA HONEY including healing properties, has been well known. It has also been traditionally recognized that honey from some ACTIVE MANUKA plants in some areas is more effective than other honeys. Most honeys have antibacterial activity due to the enzyme, glucose oxidise, which gives rise to hydrogen peroxide, a proven antiseptic with antibacterial properties. Honey from some strains of the New Zealand MANUKA Bush (Leptospermum Scoparium) has an antibacterial activity not present in any other honey. The name UMF is a guarantee that the honey being sold has the special UMF antibacterial property to the level indicated on the label. These special MANUKA HONEY PROPERTIES are only found in MANUKA HONEY NEW ZEALAND.

Honey has been known for its healing properties for thousands of years - the Ancient Greeks used it, and so have many other peoples through the ages.

Even up to the second world war, honey was being used for its antibacterial properties in treating wounds. But with the advent of penicillin and other antibiotic drugs in the twentieth century, honey's medicinal qualities have taken a back seat.

But that might be about to change - thanks to one New Zealand based researcher. Working in his Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato Professor Molan has shown that honey made from the flowers of the manuka bush, a native of New Zealand, has antibacterial properties over and above those of other honeys.

Mystery ingredient

He said: "In all honeys, there is - to different levels - hydrogen peroxide produced from an enzyme that bees add to the nectar".

"In manuka honey, and its close relative which grows in Australia called jellybush, there's something else besides the hydrogen peroxide."

"And there's nothing like that ever been found anywhere else in the world."

That "something else" has proved very hard to pin down. Even now, after more than twenty years of research, Peter Molan admits he still has no idea exactly what it is that provides these Manuka honey benefits. But he has given it a name: Unique Manuka Factor, or UMF Honey.

He has found a way to measure its antibacterial efficacy, by comparing UMF manuka honey with a standard antiseptic (carbolic, or phenol) in its ability to fight bacteria. The results are astonishing. He said: "We know it has a very broad spectrum of action".

"It works on bacteria, fungi, protozoa. We haven't found anything it doesn't work on among infectious organisms."

Resistant strains
In fact, he says UMF Manuka Honey can even tackle antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria - a growing problem for hospitals around the world.

"Staphylococcus aureas is the most common wound-infecting species of bacteria, and that's the most sensitive to honey that we've found".

"And that includes the antibiotic resistant strains - the MRSA - which is just as sensitive to honey as any other staphylococcus aureas."

Clinical trials at the Waikato Hospital have shown that even out of the lab, UMF Manuka Honey has amazing healing properties. Nurse practitioner Julie Betts has successfully used honey to treat leg ulcers and pressure sores. And she says it helps healing after surgery - particularly for diabetic patients.

"It has an anti-inflammatory effect as well, so if I want to do several things apart from actually controlling the bacteria in that wound, then that's when I'll use honey."

Manuka Honey Benefits Cancer treatment

Cancer specialist Dr Glenys Round has also found honey to be an effective treatment. "We've been using honey to treat fungating wounds, where the cancer has broken through the skin," she said.

"The results in that situation have been excellent."

Most recently, she has had success in using honey dressings on patients with wounds or ulcers resulting from radiation therapy. "Most of these patients in the past had tried various other conventional treatments without good success, and that is the reason why at least initially honey was tried."

Most patients seem happy to try the honey treatment. "They don't have a problem with it at all," said Julie Betts. "Humans in general have a fondness I think for natural remedies, so they're quite happy to use them."

"I think the problem we encounter is when people don't understand how it works."
"They think that sourcing any honey will achieve the same outcome, and that's not always true."

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