INCI: Leptospermum scoparium mel
Each drop of Manuka honey begins its story in the pristine nature of New Zealand. Here, hard-working bees in the South Sea collect floral nectar from plants with the graceful botanical name of Leptospermum scoparium and produce the delicious and unique Manuka honey.
Honey is harvested by beekeepers using a cold centrifugation method, which means that heat sensitive ingredients are preserved. Even flower nectar contains many valuable ingredients. Manuka Honey contains also small amounts of the so-called plant secondary substances such as methylglyoxal, phenolic carboxylic acids and flavonoids. These ingredients also include magnesium, calcium, potassium, enzymes, fruit acids and vitamins.
Thanks to these natural ingredients, Manuka honey
has anti-inflammatory properties (Kojisäure)
has an antioxidant effect (Flavonoidy (Pinobanksin, Pinocembrin, Chrysin, Luteolin; Quercetin, Isorhamnetin), Heneicosan)
has antibacterial properties (Leptosperin / Glucose-Oxidase)
- supports wound healing (MGO)
has a positive effect on the immune system
helps in collagen cross-linking
The most important ingredient in honey, however, is the antibacterial methylglyoxal (MGO), which is formed by the breakdown of sugar.
It has already been medically established that Manuka honey is effective in combating "bacterial membrane". It is a layer of mucus produced by bacteria to protect them from washing and ointments. Manuka honey prevents this film from forming and makes bacteria susceptible to drugs and ointments
(Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection (2016) 49, 161-167) Honey: A realistic antimicrobial for disorders of the skin Pauline McLoone a , Mary Warnock b, Lorna Fyfe)
Professor Peter Molan of the University of Waikato describes that the therapeutic effect of Manuka honey in promoting wound healing is faster than that of many antibiotics.
A NAUTAL ANTIBIOTIC
According to current studies, Manuka honey can be safely used as an alternative natural antibiotic, which exerts a stimulating effect on macrophages to release mediators needed for tissue healing and reducing microbial infections (AIMS Microbiology, 2018)