What is Mānuka Honey, and why is it good for you?
Native to New Zealand, the Mānuka tree is a rugged shrub-like plant that grows in the remote terrain of New Zealand. Mānuka honey is produced by the bees that pollinate the flowers of the Mānuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium).
The Mānuka tree contains multiple antibacterial compounds, however methylglyoxal is the primary antibacterial ingredient that promotes good health. In other types of honey, Methylglyoxal is generally only found in very small quantities. Methylglyoxal is much more abundant in Mānuka honey due to high concentrations in the nectar of the Mānuka flowers. The antibacterial properties of Mānuka honey are what set it apart from traditional types of honey.
Generally speaking, the higher the concentration of Methylgloxal, the stronger the antibiotic effect. Traditionally, Mānuka honey has been used for skin treatment, wound healing, soothing of sore throats, preventing tooth decay, and improving digestive issues.
Activist Raw Mānuka Honey is wildcrafted in Aotearoa, New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native Mānuka Bush during a small seasonal window in the spring and summer. It is truly one of Mother Nature's special gifts to us. Our integrity and vision is that our honey is produced in small batches, therefore retaining Mānuka's value, active nutritional properties and plant enzymes. Activist Mānuka Honey is something we are proud to present to our friends and customers as an offering that enriches daily life and celebrates all things natural and beautiful.