The discovery of a unique antibacterial property has led Active Manuka Honey to be considered for both external and internal digestive uses.
All honey has some level of the antibacterial chemical hydrogen peroxide, which is produced by enzymes in the honey.
This led to the creation of the UMF® industry standard - UMF standing for Unique Manuka Factor. The Honey Research Unit developed a procedure for rating honeys which has now been in place for some time.
Tested batches of Manuka Honey are given a UMF® rating, depending on their tested antibacterial activity. A UMF® rating of 10 is the minimum activity to gain the UMF rating and thus be considered useful in serious applications.
Pure manuka honey now available directly from www.nutrisun.co.uk