A common shrub native to New Zealand, Manuka is also known as “Tea Tree”. Renowned ofr it’s and has extremely high antibacterial properties. Its berries and bark are used in traditional remedies. The nectar collected from the Manuka flowers yields a rich nourishing honey, with the fragrance almost earthy. It can be light to dark brown in colour. Manuka honey carries with it the special gift of the bush in its potent antibacterial properties and is a much sought after premium honey.
The UMF property is naturally present in the nectar of some Manuka flowers in varying strengths. Laboratory studies have shown that UMF Manuka honey is totally effective against a wide range of very resistant bacteria including major wound-infecting bacteria and the stomach ulcer causing bacteria helicobacter pylori. UMF is a registered trade mark and can only be used by licensed users who meet set criteria. The name UMF is followed by a number that indicates the strength of the UMF antibacterial property in a batch of UMF Manuka honey tested in our licensed laboratory after the honey has been packed.