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

Mānuka 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.

Mānuka 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.

Mānuka 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 Mānuka honey with the most potent antimicrobial properties is produced from hives placed in wild, uncultivated areas with abundant growth of Mānuka 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 Work 13 Bolt Road Tahunanui Nelson 7011 New ZealandWork 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 Work 19 Hawkins Street Meadowbank Auckland 1072 New Zealand Website: www.apihealth.com

Cawthron Institute

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

Endeavour Consumer Health Limited

(Red Seal Natural Health Ltd) Contact: Rob Martin Work 14-18 Lovell Court Rosedale Auckland 0632 New Zealand Cell Phone: +64 21 2200 655 Phone: +64 9 953 8503 Website: www.eboshealthcare.co.nz

Forest Herbs Research Ltd

Contact: Peter Butler Work 142 Collingwood Street Nelson 5070 New Zealand Phone: +64-3-548-2741 Website: www.forestherbs.co.nz

GO Healthy New Zealand

Contact: Kevin Anstiss Work 88 Montgomerie Road Mangere Auckland 2022 New Zealand Phone: +64 9 394 7100 Website: www.gohealthynz.co.nz

Manuka Bioscience Limited

Contact: Mark Mathews Work 300 Richmond Road Grey Lynn Auckland Auckland 1021 New Zealand Phone: +64 9 5539829 Website: manukabioscience.co.nz

Nelson Honey & Marketing (NZ) Ltd

Contact: Denisa Dudkova Work 276 State Highway 6 Motupiko Nelson 7072 New Zealand Cell Phone: +64 21 028 45684 Website: www.nelsonhoney.com

Phytomed Medicinal Herbs Ltd

Contact: Julia Van De Coolwijk Work 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 Work 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 Work 189 Heaphy Road RD1 Dobson 7872 New Zealand Phone: +64 3 7380520 Website: www.purevitality.co.nz

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