The antioxidant properties of Mānuka honey
Compared to traditional honey, Mānuka honey’s antibacterial properties are what set it apart. Methylglyoxal is its active ingredient and responsible for its strong antibacterial effects. Mānuka honey also has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, and in 2007 was approved by the US FDA as an option for wound treatment. The healing substance helps to maintain a moist wound environment and protective barrier, which prevents microbial infections in the wound. A recent two-week study investigated the effects of applying Mānuka dressing on 40 people with non-healing wounds. The results showed that 88% of the wounds decreased in size. Moreover, it helped create an acidic wound environment, which favours wound healing.
Terra selects the best of the best ingredients, which is why we carefully selected our supplier. The honey is harvested in an eco-friendly and sustainable way, from the South Island of New Zealand. As longtime beekeepers, the product can be traced back to the beehive. Certified organic, with no chemicals used during the harvest and processing.