Not all honey is created equal? Jarrah honey has 3x the antimicrobial properties of Manuka.

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What is the difference between Manuka and Jarrah honey?

• Jarrah honey is antimicrobial. Manuka honey is antibacterial and has been known to have antimicrobial properties, however at a much lower level to that of Jarrah honey.

• Antibacterial means active against bacteria.

• Antimicrobial means active against microbes (microbes are bacteria, fungi or viruses) meaning that Jarrah honey has 3 benefits in one.

What does Total Activity (TA) rating of honey mean?

The TA rating of a honey is a rating of how well it can inhibit the growth of bacteria and other Microorganisms. The higher the TA rating the greater its ability to inhibit microbial growth.

Honey with a high TA rating is called an active honey.

What ways can honey help support your health and wellbeing?

• For coughs & colds: Based on advice from Public Health England (PHE) and the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice), doctors already advise patients over one year old to use antimicrobial honey as a first line treatment for coughs and upper respiratory tract infections, rather than antibiotics.

•Support healthy gut: Australian active healing honeys such as Necta & Hive Jarrah honeys contain prebiotics that effectively support the microbiome. The human gut doesn’t digest prebiotic fibre, but the microbiome thrives on it. By eating active healing honeys, we can effectively feed our microbiome, allowing it to remain healthy.

•Wounds and burns: Our honey contains a naturally occurring enzyme called glucose oxidase (it’s put into honey by the bees who produce it). Glucose oxidase reacts with oxygen from the water in honey, to create hydrogen peroxide – which in these concentrations, is a potent antimicrobial agent that’s bad news for the bacteria that can infect wounds, but is kind to human skin tissue.