There is a constantly growing body of research about the benefits of honey and in particular Super Manuka honey. We have posted some of the research and other useful information here and will be adding to it. If you have any questions about what’s here, please contact us.
PDF | Intestinal botulism is the Botulism is a rare but potentially fatal condition that causes progressive weakness. It is caused by toxins made by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. The bacterium can be found in soil, sediments, raw foods (including seafoods) and honey.
VIDEO | There's a new buzz about honey. Brisbane researchers have discovered a super honey which is the 'healthiest in the world'.
PDF | Honey sourced from an Australian native myrtle tree has been found to have the most powerful anti-bacterial properties of any honey in the world and could be used to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections that commonly occur in hospitals and nursing homes.
PDF | A new study presented today at the annual Experimental Biology meetings is first to show honey to perform as well as glucose in sustaining endurance and power in elite cyclists. The study indicates that using honey as a carbohydrate source during exercise significantly improved performance and power during endurance cycling trials.
PDF | A Queensland company has commenced exporting high-grade honey to the huge European market, but you won't find this 'super' honey topping English muffins or French toast.
PDF | The therapeutic properties of honey have been described for centuries and honey is traditionally used by many different cultures around the world. To date a number of key properties of honey have been described and supported in the scientific literature including the antimicrobial and the immune stimulatory activities of honey.
PDF | The use of honey as a therapeutic agent dates to ancient times. More recently, there has been growing interest in this ‘natural’ remedy, which has lead to legitimate scientific investigations. Research in New Zealand has shown that Manuka honey has very special healing properties.
Identification and quantification of methylglyoxal as the dominant antibacterial constituent of Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honeys from New Zealand (Research Journal Article)
PDF | The use of honey as a traditional remedy for bacterial infections is known since ancient times. According to, scientific research in that field aiming at the identification of antibacterial compounds started with the pioneering reports of van Ketel in 1892. Dold et al. established the term “inhibine” for the light and temperature sensitive antibacterial substances in honey without further chemical characterization.
Randomized clinical trial of honey-impregnated dressings for venous leg ulcers (Research Journal Article)
PDF | This community-based open-label randomized trial allocated people with a venous ulcer to calcium alginate dressings impregnated with manuka honey or usual care. All participants received compression bandaging. The primary outcome was the proportion of ulcers healed after 12 weeks.
PDF | One study in infected postoperative wounds compared honey with antiseptics plus systemic antibiotics. The number needed to treat with honey for good wound healing compared with antiseptic was 2.9 (95% confidence interval 1.7 to 9.7).
PDF | Renewed interest in honey for various therapeutic purposes including treatment of infected wounds has led to the search for new antibacterial honeys. In this study we have assessed the antibacterial activity of three locally produced honeys and compared them to three commercial therapeutic honeys (including Medihoney® and manuka honey).
Isolation by HPLC and characterisation of the bioactive fraction of New Zealand manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey (Research Journal Article)
PDF | Using HPLC a fraction of New Zealand manuka honey has been isolated, which gives rise to the non-peroxide antibacterial activity. This fraction proved to be methylglyoxal, a highly reactive precursor in the formation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs).