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250g TA 20+ (55 MGO) Manuka Honey

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250g TA 20+ (55 MGO) Manuka Honey

100% New Zealand Manuka Honey100% New Zealand Honey


Manuka Doctor honey is the finest quality Manuka Honey naturally and responsibly sourced in New Zealand. We label our honey range to reflect the Total Activity present at the time of testing. Our testing is independent, thorough and world class. Thoroughly & independently tested in New Zealand & the UK.

Fully traceable Manuka Honey, from hive to home. Packed in New Zealand.

Benefits of Manuka Honey


Manuka honey is a sticky golden indulgence that not only tastes delicious but is also strongly rumoured to aid your general wellbeing. Collected in special beehives, Manuka honey possesses suggested qualities and powers that are well documented on the internet - as well as being a treat for those with a sweet tooth.

Manuka honey is a mono-floral honey, so-called because the bees that make it gather pollen from the Manuka bush (Leptospermum Scoparium). The plant is indigenous to New Zealand, beekeepers set up their hives in wild uncultivated areas in which Manuka bushes grow. And what’s even better is the honey is enriched because of the pollution free environment of New Zealand.

Enjoy the benefits of Manuka honeyWhat Does Active Honey Mean?


TA Active is a commonly used rating system that predominantly measures the naturally occurring peroxide activity in honey.

What is TA Rating?


The total activity rating (TA) is a reflection of predominantly naturally occurring peroxide activity levels.

The number on the front of the 'Manuka Doctor' TA Manuka Honey pot refers to the Total Activity Rating (TA). Check the ratings to find the perfect strength for your individual needs.

New Zealand Manuka Honey Bee HivesHow are TA Levels Measured?


TA Manuka Honey (Active Manuka Honey) – 'Manuka Doctor' TA Manuka Honey measures the Total Activity (TA) of the honey predominantly due to the Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) activity of the honey. The Total Activity is measured using Staphylococcus aureus NZRM 87 (ATCC 9144) and expressed as the equivalent % phenol as referenced in The University of Waikato Honey Assay Method under the Determination of Honey Activity by Bioassay Method.

How to Store Honey:

 

The best way to store honey is in the dark (light damages some of the natural compounds in the honey) always with the lid on. Because honey attracts water it will start to ferment if the lid is left off. It’s best not to keep honey in the fridge as this will make it very hard and difficult to get out of the jar.

Bee Image

The Health Promoting Values of Honey

 

Honey is one of nature's most splendid gifts to mankind. It is widely recognised for its unique nutritional, health promoting and medicinal values. Ayurveda considers honey to be a food supplement that should be taken regularly in small quantities.

Food Value

 

The sugars in honey are glucose, fructose and sucrose. Glucose is the simplest of the sugars. It is present in many fruits and vegetable juices and forms the chief immediate source of energy for most animals and man. Fructose, which is also known as levulose or grape sugar, crystallises more easily than glucose and builds up tissues. Sucrose is a combination of glucose and fructose. Dextrin is a gummy substance found in small amount in honey that helps to make honey easily digestible. Latest research indicates that the pollen in honey contains all 22 amino acids, 28 minerals, 11 enzymes, 14 fatty acids and 11 carbohydrates. Unfortunately much of honey’s nutritive quality is lost if it is heated. It is wise to assume that honey has been heated unless it is specified otherwise.

Natural Benefits and Curative Properties

 

Honey is one of the finest sources of heat and energy. Energy is generated mainly by the carbohydrate foods and honey is one of the most easily digested forms of carbohydrate. It enters directly into the bloodstream because of its  dextrin content and this provides almost instantaneous energy. Honey is a boon to those with weak digestion. All organs in the body respond favourably when honey is eaten. Ayurveda considers honey to be an all-purpose medicine for almost types of disease. Ayurveda recognises that in addition to its sweetness honey has an astringent taste that makes it suitable for even those people for whom most other sweet foods are not recommended (i.e. people with a tendency to kapha imbalance). One spoon of fresh honey, mixed with the juice of half a lemon in a glass of lukewarm water and taken first thing in the morning is an effective remedy for constipation and hyperacidity. Fasting on this honey-lemon juice water is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity without loss of energy and appetite. A mixture of honey and alcohol is believed to promote growth of hair.

Heart Diseases

 

Honey is easily digested and assimilated; it is the best sweet food, as it does not cause flatulence and can prevent it to a certain extent, promoting the activity of the bowels. It is recommended in cases of arteriosclerosis and weak hearts. The heart is a very hard working organ and it would be unwise to leave weak hearts without food over the long hours of the night. Consequently heart patients are often recommended to take a glass of warm water with honey and lemon juice at bedtime and at any time they awaken during the night. Honey is often found useful in cardiac pain and palpitation of the heart.

Bee Image

Anaemia

 

Honey is a valuable support for building haemoglobin in the blood, due largely to its iron, copper and manganese content. It is beneficial in the treatment of anaemia as it helps maintain the right balance of haemoglobin and red blood corpuscles.

Pulmonary Diseases

 

Ayurveda says that honey balances kapha dosha due to its astringent qualities. As such it is very beneficial in the health of the lungs, the seat of kapha dosha. It is said if a jug of honey is held under the nose of an asthma patient and he inhales the air that comes into contact with the honey, he starts breathing easier and deeper. The effects last for about an hour or so. This effect is due to the 'higher' alcohols and ethereal oils that honey contains and the vapours given off by them are soothing and beneficial to the asthma patients. They usually bring relief whether inhaled or eaten with milk or water. Some authorities recommend one year-old honey for respiratory diseases.

Skin Diseases

 

Honey applied externally, is considered useful in the treatment of wounds and sores. Its antibacterial and antifungal qualities are well known. Honey soothes pain, acts as an antiseptic, hastens healing and is especially helpful for burns and carbuncles.

Irritating Cough

 

The use of honey is highly beneficial in the treatment of irritating cough. As a demulcent or soothing agent, it produces a soothing effect on the inflamed mucus membrane of the upper respiratory tract and relieves irritating cough and symptoms like difficulty in swallowing. For this reason, it is used in the manufacture of various cough mixtures. Honey gargles are also useful in irritant cough.

Bee Image

Insomnia

 

The hypnotic effect of honey helps bring sound sleep. It should be taken with water, before going to bed - two teaspoonfuls in a big cupful of warm water. Babies generally fall asleep after taking honey.

Oral Diseases

 

Honey is valuable in keeping the mouth healthy. Applied daily over the teeth and gums, it cleans and gives sparkle to the teeth. It helps prevents deposit of tarter at the base of the teeth and decay and early falling of the teeth. Being a mild antiseptic it helps prevents the growth of harmful micro-organisms. In cases of ulcers in the oral cavity, honey helps early healing and in preventing further sepsis. In addition gargling with honey water is very useful in gingivitis due to inflammation of the gums.

Eye Diseases

 

Honey is an excellent remedy for various eye ailments. Applied daily in the eyes, it helps improves the eyesight. It is very useful in the treatment of itching of the eyes, trachoma, conjunctivitis and other similar diseases. Regularly taking honey internally and external applications help prevent glaucoma at its initial stage. Honey is valuable in the prevention of cataract formation: mix together equal quantities of onion juice and honey and apply it to the eyes with a clean glass rod; keep the mixture in a clean glass jar and refrigerate. This has been found to be a very effective remedy for immature cataracts. It resolves the already coagulated protein fibres and helps prevents further coagulation. (N.B. cleanliness is important).

Diseases of Stomach

 

Honey is useful in maintaining the health of the stomach. It tones up the stomach, helps proper digestion and prevents stomach diseases. It also decreases the over production of hydrochloric acid thereby preventing symptoms like nausea, vomiting and heartburn. When putrefied faecal matter and undigested foods are present in the alimentary canal, honey acts as a laxative and helps clears the digestive canal of the waste matter.

Bee Image

Old Age

 

Honey is especially useful in providing energy and heat to the body in old age. It dries up the phlegm and clears the system of mucus to which a person generally falls victim to in old age. One or two teaspoonful of honey in a cupful of boiled water that has been cooled to lukewarm is a refreshing and strengthening drink.

If you are planning to use any honey as part of therapy please consult a Maharishi AyurVeda / medical professional beforehand.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this document is presented for the sole purpose of imparting education on Maharishi AyurVeda and neither the information nor the products are intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition, or are pregnant or lactating, please consult a health professional and it is recommended that you speak with your physician before making significant changes to your diet or routine.


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250g TA 20+ (55 MGO) Manuka Honey

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Manuka Doctor2250g TA 20+ (55 MGO) Manuka Honey

100% New Zealand Honey


Manuka Doctor Active Manuka Honey is naturally and responsibly sourced in New Zealand, and is considered the finest quality.

This honey has been independently testing by leading authorised laboratories, and the ratings are reliable and assured. We give our Active Manuka Honey a Total Activity rating (TA), a commonly used system, which predominantly measures the naturally occurring peroxide levels in honey.

  • 250g jar of 20+ Manuka Honey
  • 100% New Zealand Honey
  • Thoroughly & independently tested in New Zealand & the UK
  • Packed in New Zealand
  • Manuka Doctor honey pots are BPA free

Contents

250g.

250g 20+ Active Manuka Honey

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Details

14062

Ingredients:


  • 100% New Zealand Honey

Storage:


In hot weather we recommend that Manuka honey is refrigerated to maintain a thick, golden consistency. If your honey does become runny then simply chill for a few hours.

Contraindications / Precautions:


Not suitable for children under one.

Allergy advice: Contains:


None known.

Nutritional Info: /100g
Energy Kcal:
335  
Energy Kj:
1400
Protein
0.2g
Carbohydrates:
81.9g
of which Sugars
70.9g
Fats ( total ):
0.2g
of which Saturates:
0.1g
Fibre:
0.0g
Salt:
0.0g

FERA labs in the UKIndependently Tested


With independent testing by a leading authorised laboratory in New Zealand and FERA labs in the UK, our ratings are reliable and assured. You can view the batch certificate for your Manuka honey using our Find my batch search tool.

Proof of Origin OritainProof of Origin Oritain


Oritain is an international company working with honey producers globally to verify and certify the origin of honey based on ‘chemical fingerprints’. The origin of Manuka Doctor honey has been independently and scientifically certified by Oritain. Oritain has collected, analysed and archived samples of their honey and determined the geochemical specifications, which are consistent with a New Zealand origin. Products bearing a genuine label have been certified as an authentic product from Manuka Doctor.

What does active Manuka honey mean?


What do we mean by 'Active' Manuka Honey? When honey is diluted, a special enzyme the bees have added produces hydrogen peroxide, a well-known antibiotic. Manuka Honey has been found to have an antibacterial activity in addition to hydrogen peroxide.

What is the difference between honey and Manuka honey?


Manuka Honey is honey that bees have produced using the flowers of the Manuka tree. Manuka honey contains an extraordinary enzyme called methylglyoxal (MGO). This property is unique to Manuka honey and is not found in any other type of honey.

What do the letters and numbers mean on a Manuka Honey Label?


The varying sets of letters on a Manuka honey label refer to different quality grading systems and the numbers refer to the level of anti-bacterial action compared to phenol (a disinfectant) in water: the higher the number, the greater the action.

UMF®

UMF® stands for Unique Manuka Factor, which is an international quality trademark that can only be used by licensed New Zealand producers who make natural, unmodified Manuka honey. For Manuka honey to receive the UMF® grading it has to pass independent tests to show:

  • Non-Peroxide Activity
  • The presence of compounds found in Manuka: Leptosperin
  • MGO / MG (methylglyoxal), which provides additional anti-bacterial benefits
  • DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), which helps to make MGO

NPA

NPA refers to Non Peroxide Activity and is a measure of anti-bacterial action in addition to that of hydrogen peroxide. NPA is unique to Manuka honey, therefore it is the same as UMF® testing, but without the logo.

Active (A) or Total Activity (TA)

Active and Total Activity refer to the total amount of antibacterial action in the Manuka honey. The numbers represent both peroxide and non-peroxide activity, so it is a different grading system to UMF and NPA.

MGO (Methylglyoxal)

Methylglyoxal, or MGO, is used to measure the anti-bacterial strength of Manuka honey. There is a clear link between MGO and UMF®/NPA, so you may often see both MGO and NPA on the label:

Manuka Honey Grading Levels
MGO Level
UMF/NPA Grade  
≥83 mg/kg
5+
≥263 mg/kg
10+
≥514 mg/kg
15+
≥573 mg/kg
16+
≥696 mg/kg
18+
≥829 mg/kg
20+

 

Additional Information

Quantity 250 g
Ean code 5025868140625
Benefits

100% New Zealand Manuka Honey100% New Zealand Honey


Manuka Doctor honey is the finest quality Manuka Honey naturally and responsibly sourced in New Zealand. We label our honey range to reflect the Total Activity present at the time of testing. Our testing is independent, thorough and world class. Thoroughly & independently tested in New Zealand & the UK.

Fully traceable Manuka Honey, from hive to home. Packed in New Zealand.

Benefits of Manuka Honey


Manuka honey is a sticky golden indulgence that not only tastes delicious but is also strongly rumoured to aid your general wellbeing. Collected in special beehives, Manuka honey possesses suggested qualities and powers that are well documented on the internet - as well as being a treat for those with a sweet tooth.

Manuka honey is a mono-floral honey, so-called because the bees that make it gather pollen from the Manuka bush (Leptospermum Scoparium). The plant is indigenous to New Zealand, beekeepers set up their hives in wild uncultivated areas in which Manuka bushes grow. And what’s even better is the honey is enriched because of the pollution free environment of New Zealand.

Enjoy the benefits of Manuka honeyWhat Does Active Honey Mean?


TA Active is a commonly used rating system that predominantly measures the naturally occurring peroxide activity in honey.

What is TA Rating?


The total activity rating (TA) is a reflection of predominantly naturally occurring peroxide activity levels.

The number on the front of the 'Manuka Doctor' TA Manuka Honey pot refers to the Total Activity Rating (TA). Check the ratings to find the perfect strength for your individual needs.

New Zealand Manuka Honey Bee HivesHow are TA Levels Measured?


TA Manuka Honey (Active Manuka Honey) – 'Manuka Doctor' TA Manuka Honey measures the Total Activity (TA) of the honey predominantly due to the Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) activity of the honey. The Total Activity is measured using Staphylococcus aureus NZRM 87 (ATCC 9144) and expressed as the equivalent % phenol as referenced in The University of Waikato Honey Assay Method under the Determination of Honey Activity by Bioassay Method.

How to Store Honey:

 

The best way to store honey is in the dark (light damages some of the natural compounds in the honey) always with the lid on. Because honey attracts water it will start to ferment if the lid is left off. It’s best not to keep honey in the fridge as this will make it very hard and difficult to get out of the jar.

Bee Image

The Health Promoting Values of Honey

 

Honey is one of nature's most splendid gifts to mankind. It is widely recognised for its unique nutritional, health promoting and medicinal values. Ayurveda considers honey to be a food supplement that should be taken regularly in small quantities.

Food Value

 

The sugars in honey are glucose, fructose and sucrose. Glucose is the simplest of the sugars. It is present in many fruits and vegetable juices and forms the chief immediate source of energy for most animals and man. Fructose, which is also known as levulose or grape sugar, crystallises more easily than glucose and builds up tissues. Sucrose is a combination of glucose and fructose. Dextrin is a gummy substance found in small amount in honey that helps to make honey easily digestible. Latest research indicates that the pollen in honey contains all 22 amino acids, 28 minerals, 11 enzymes, 14 fatty acids and 11 carbohydrates. Unfortunately much of honey’s nutritive quality is lost if it is heated. It is wise to assume that honey has been heated unless it is specified otherwise.

Natural Benefits and Curative Properties

 

Honey is one of the finest sources of heat and energy. Energy is generated mainly by the carbohydrate foods and honey is one of the most easily digested forms of carbohydrate. It enters directly into the bloodstream because of its  dextrin content and this provides almost instantaneous energy. Honey is a boon to those with weak digestion. All organs in the body respond favourably when honey is eaten. Ayurveda considers honey to be an all-purpose medicine for almost types of disease. Ayurveda recognises that in addition to its sweetness honey has an astringent taste that makes it suitable for even those people for whom most other sweet foods are not recommended (i.e. people with a tendency to kapha imbalance). One spoon of fresh honey, mixed with the juice of half a lemon in a glass of lukewarm water and taken first thing in the morning is an effective remedy for constipation and hyperacidity. Fasting on this honey-lemon juice water is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity without loss of energy and appetite. A mixture of honey and alcohol is believed to promote growth of hair.

Heart Diseases

 

Honey is easily digested and assimilated; it is the best sweet food, as it does not cause flatulence and can prevent it to a certain extent, promoting the activity of the bowels. It is recommended in cases of arteriosclerosis and weak hearts. The heart is a very hard working organ and it would be unwise to leave weak hearts without food over the long hours of the night. Consequently heart patients are often recommended to take a glass of warm water with honey and lemon juice at bedtime and at any time they awaken during the night. Honey is often found useful in cardiac pain and palpitation of the heart.

Bee Image

Anaemia

 

Honey is a valuable support for building haemoglobin in the blood, due largely to its iron, copper and manganese content. It is beneficial in the treatment of anaemia as it helps maintain the right balance of haemoglobin and red blood corpuscles.

Pulmonary Diseases

 

Ayurveda says that honey balances kapha dosha due to its astringent qualities. As such it is very beneficial in the health of the lungs, the seat of kapha dosha. It is said if a jug of honey is held under the nose of an asthma patient and he inhales the air that comes into contact with the honey, he starts breathing easier and deeper. The effects last for about an hour or so. This effect is due to the 'higher' alcohols and ethereal oils that honey contains and the vapours given off by them are soothing and beneficial to the asthma patients. They usually bring relief whether inhaled or eaten with milk or water. Some authorities recommend one year-old honey for respiratory diseases.

Skin Diseases

 

Honey applied externally, is considered useful in the treatment of wounds and sores. Its antibacterial and antifungal qualities are well known. Honey soothes pain, acts as an antiseptic, hastens healing and is especially helpful for burns and carbuncles.

Irritating Cough

 

The use of honey is highly beneficial in the treatment of irritating cough. As a demulcent or soothing agent, it produces a soothing effect on the inflamed mucus membrane of the upper respiratory tract and relieves irritating cough and symptoms like difficulty in swallowing. For this reason, it is used in the manufacture of various cough mixtures. Honey gargles are also useful in irritant cough.

Bee Image

Insomnia

 

The hypnotic effect of honey helps bring sound sleep. It should be taken with water, before going to bed - two teaspoonfuls in a big cupful of warm water. Babies generally fall asleep after taking honey.

Oral Diseases

 

Honey is valuable in keeping the mouth healthy. Applied daily over the teeth and gums, it cleans and gives sparkle to the teeth. It helps prevents deposit of tarter at the base of the teeth and decay and early falling of the teeth. Being a mild antiseptic it helps prevents the growth of harmful micro-organisms. In cases of ulcers in the oral cavity, honey helps early healing and in preventing further sepsis. In addition gargling with honey water is very useful in gingivitis due to inflammation of the gums.

Eye Diseases

 

Honey is an excellent remedy for various eye ailments. Applied daily in the eyes, it helps improves the eyesight. It is very useful in the treatment of itching of the eyes, trachoma, conjunctivitis and other similar diseases. Regularly taking honey internally and external applications help prevent glaucoma at its initial stage. Honey is valuable in the prevention of cataract formation: mix together equal quantities of onion juice and honey and apply it to the eyes with a clean glass rod; keep the mixture in a clean glass jar and refrigerate. This has been found to be a very effective remedy for immature cataracts. It resolves the already coagulated protein fibres and helps prevents further coagulation. (N.B. cleanliness is important).

Diseases of Stomach

 

Honey is useful in maintaining the health of the stomach. It tones up the stomach, helps proper digestion and prevents stomach diseases. It also decreases the over production of hydrochloric acid thereby preventing symptoms like nausea, vomiting and heartburn. When putrefied faecal matter and undigested foods are present in the alimentary canal, honey acts as a laxative and helps clears the digestive canal of the waste matter.

Bee Image

Old Age

 

Honey is especially useful in providing energy and heat to the body in old age. It dries up the phlegm and clears the system of mucus to which a person generally falls victim to in old age. One or two teaspoonful of honey in a cupful of boiled water that has been cooled to lukewarm is a refreshing and strengthening drink.

If you are planning to use any honey as part of therapy please consult a Maharishi AyurVeda / medical professional beforehand.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this document is presented for the sole purpose of imparting education on Maharishi AyurVeda and neither the information nor the products are intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition, or are pregnant or lactating, please consult a health professional and it is recommended that you speak with your physician before making significant changes to your diet or routine.

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