The manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) is found in remote parts of Tasmania and New Zealand. It is only found in Australia and New Zealand. Indeed, “Evidence suggests that L. scoparium originated in Australia before the onset of the Miocene aridity, and dispersed relatively recently from eastern Australia to New Zealand.”
The naturally-occurring compound methylglyoxal was identified in mid-2006 as the dominant anti-bacterial constituent of Manuka Honey. Manuka honey’s anti-bacterial properties were compared with varying concentrations of phenol, a laboratory standard disinfectant. Studies from the Technical University of Dresden in Germany and the University of Waikato in New Zealand have proven that manuka honey’s antibacterial properties are directly related to methylglyoxal content.
Manuka honey has long been reputed for its antibacterial properties. It helps to boost immune system, fight cold and flu, relieve mouth ulcers, fever, tonsillitis and gastroenteritis symptoms.
Blue Hills produces quality, gourmet honey. They have been consistently winning multiple Gold | Silver | Bronze Awards for its range of honey.