Manuka Honey » Members

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Manuka Honey Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) is a shrub or small tree native to New Zealand and southeast Australia. It is particularly common on the drier east coasts of the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

Manuka is a prolific scrub-type tree and is often one of the first species to regenerate on cleared land. It is typically a shrub growing to 2-5 m tall, but can grow into a moderately sized tree, up to 15 m or so in height. It is evergreen, with dense branching and small leaves 7-20 mm long and 2-6 mm broad, with a short spine tip. The flowers are white, occasionally pink, 8-15 mm (rarely up to 25 mm) diameter, with five petals.

Manuka products have high antibacterial potency for a limited spectrum of bacteria and are widely available in New Zealand. Similar properties led the Māori to use parts of the plant as natural medicine.

Manuka honey, produced when honeybees gather the nectar from its flowers, is distinctively flavoured, darker and richer in taste than clover honey and is well known for its strong antibacterial and antifungal properties. The finest quality Manuka honey with the most potent antimicrobial properties is produced from hives placed in wild, uncultivated areas with abundant growth of Manuka bushes.

Claims: It is well established that honey inhibits a broad spectrum of bacterial species. There are many reports of bactericidal as well as bacteriostatic activity. There have also been reports of honey having antifungal activity. These numerous reports of the antimicrobial activity of honey have been comprehensively reviewed, and the collation of data shows that honey is active against a wide range of bacterial and fungal species, many of which cause infections.

Alaron Products Ltd

Contact: Claire Quin Address 13 Bolt Road Tahunanui Nelson 7011 New ZealandAddress PO Box 5080 Port Nelson Nelson 7043 New Zealand Phone: +64 3 548 5875 Website: www.alaron.co.nz

ApiHealth NZ Ltd

Contact: Tatiana Nikolaeva Address 19 Hawkins Street Meadowbank Auckland 1072 New Zealand Website: www.apihealth.com

BeeBio Limited

Contact: Tracy Ahern Address Unit 4 B 92 Russley Rd Christchurch 8053 Phone: 0800-951-309 Cell Phone: 027-544-4557

Cawthron Institute

Contact: Paul Parker Address 98 Halifax Street East Nelson New Zealand Phone: +64 3 548 2319 Website: www.cawthron.org.nz

Comvita

Contact: David Bathgate Address Wilson Road South Paengaroa Te Puke New Zealand Phone: +64 21 386973 Website: www.comvita.com

Forest Herbs Research Ltd

Contact: Terry Bone Address 142 Collingwood Street Nelson 5070 New Zealand Phone: +64 3 5482741 Website: www.forestherbs.co.nz

GO Healthy New Zealand

Contact: Kurt Renner Address 71 Nelson Street Petone Lower Hutt 5012 New Zealand Phone: +64 4 8910184 Website: www.gohealthynz.co.nz

Green Cross Health

Contact: Lara Squires Address Private Bag 11906 Ellerslie Auckland 1542 New Zealand Phone: +64 9 571 9080 Website: www.greencrosshealth.co.nz

Nelson Honey & Marketing (NZ) Ltd

Contact: Monique Wijnen Address 276 State Highway 6 Motupiko Nelson 7072 New Zealand Phone: +64 3 522 4413 Website: www.nelsonhoney.com

New Zealand Mānuka Group

Contact: Portia Hsiau Address 525B State Highway 30 Whakatane 3191 New Zealand Phone: +64 7 308 0428 Website: http://www.nzmanukagroup.com

ORA Foods Limited

Contact: Michael Bell Address 818 Old Te Aroha Road Matamata New Zealand Phone: +64 (0)21 269 1245 Website: http://www.orafoods.nz

Phytomed Medicinal Herbs Ltd

Contact: Noeline Jonkers Address 16 Charann Pl Avondale Auckland New Zealand Phone: +64 9 8280040 Website: www.phytomed.co.nz Website: www.kiwiherb.co.nz

Plant & Food Research

Contact: Danette Olsen Address Private Bag 92169 120 Mt Albert Road Auckland New Zealand Phone: +64 9 925 7000 Website: www.plantandfood.co.nz

Pure Vitality Limited

Contact: David Stedfast Address 189 Heaphy Road RD1 Dobson 7872 New Zealand Phone: +64 3 7380520 Website: www.purevitality.co.nz

Pureland Ltd

Contact: Richard Hanson Address PO Box 2776 Queenstown 9349 New Zealand Phone: +64 21 899 800 Website: www.avoca.co.nz

Red Seal Natural Health Ltd

Contact: Sue Millinchip Address 46 Honan Place Avondale Auckland 1026 New Zealand Website: www.redseal.co.nz