What is Medical Honey
Active medical honey or medical grade honey is produced from Leptospermum plants found growing in both Australia and New Zealand. The honey from these plants has unique healing properties not found in other honeys. At Tyagarah Apiaries we use different extraction and production methods to ensure the special properties found in these honeys are preserved and maintained.
What is it used for?
Active Manuka Honey and Australian Active Jellybush Honey have potent healing properties which enhance, protect and actively support the body’s own defences. Some typical uses of medical grade honey are: wound care, digestion, sore throat, strep throat, stomach ulcers, pressure sores, bacterial infections, burns. Ideal for Hospitals, Doctors Surgery and Home First Aid.
Why does it work
Some of the reasons why medical grade honey is so effective: Has known antibacterial properties. Effective against antibiotic resistant Staphlyococcus, MRSA infections. Improves wound healing by stimulating cytokine release. Contains hydrogen peroxide releasing enzymes. Contains methylglyoxal, MGO, a known antibacterial substance. Contains bioflavanoids and phenolic compounds.
Tyagarah Apiaries, a beekeeping and honey producing business specialising in the harvesting and supply of Active Jelly Bush Medical Honey and New Zealand Manuka Honey.
Active Jellybush Honey and New Zealand Active Manuka Honey belongs to the Leptospermum group of plants of which there are 85 known species world wide, with 83 of these species found growing in Australia.
Commonly referred to as Jellybush or Tea tree, the genus Leptospermum is widely distributed in Australia and occupies a variety of habitats from coastal dunes to high mountain areas.
The Active Jellybush Honey medical honey we collect comes from Leptospermum trees found growing in the pristine sub tropical coastal forests surrounding Byron Bay on the East Coast of Australia. It has a wide distribution, but like the Manuka found in New Zealand, the activity and strength varies with the locality in which it is found. The strongest and most potent activity of Jellybush Honey Medical Honey is found in North Eastern NSW.
We specialize in harvesting different types of Jellybush Honey all of which are tested at certified laboratories to guarantee that the active properties are present before packaging.
Leptospermum or Jellybush plants are known to produce a unique type of honey that not only has hydrogen peroxide releasing enzymes but also a special phytochemical property called the Unique Leptospermum Factor – ULF not found in other honeys.
The common name ‘tea tree’ is also given to another Australian group of trees from the Melaleuca genus. It is from Melaleuca plants that the well known tea tree oil is produced. This group of trees, the Melaleucas, have no relation to the Jellybush or Leptospermum group of plants which produce the Active Jellybush Medical Honey.
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