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australian
active tea tree honey
tested 16 +

This rich flavoured honey is collected from the coastal forests of Australia’s eastern coastline. High in minerals and a great source of antioxidants, it’s 16+ rating makes it one of our finest honeys.


australian
active tea tree honey
tested 12 +

Not as strong as it’s 16+ counterpart, the 12+ is equally as delicious and is a rich source of magnesium, calcium and antioxidents.


active organic
manuka honey
tested 14 +

Our original Manuka honey from the pristine mountain wilderness of New Zealand is certified organic and 100% pure. Tested active to a level of 14+ it is highly valued for both its potency and purity.


active organic
manuka honey
tested 12 +

Also from New Zealand and certified organic, this highly active honey features beneficial enzymes and carries an activity rating of 12+. Contained in a light safe 250g tub and attractively boxed, it is an outstanding choice for gifts or personal use.


 

australian
phytoactive
tea tree honey

100g Net
 
tested 18+

 

This is our strongest harvest available and we’re pleased to offer it in tubed form for your convenience. A generous 100g tube makes for an excellent travel companion and an easy addition to your medicine cabinet.

PLEASE NOTE: 25g australian phytoactive tea tree honey in a tube coming soon.

Medigold  high potency phytoactive honey

For thousands of years the indigenous people of the world have known and used active honey for its beneficial properties and only recently has science been able to explain why active honeys are of such benefit.

Tested in laboratories for evidence of their beneficial effects and graded accordingly to their strengths, Medigold active honeys are a vital addition to any medicine cabinet.

This pure honey is sourced from selected Leptospermum plants growing in the unspoilt forest environments of Australia and New Zealand.

This honey is cold extracted and processed differently to other honeys to help preserve and maintain its beneficial properties and active enzymes.

The Medicinal Honey Company specialises in the manufacture of high quality honey-based products using natures precious gift of active honeys. We believe the future will reveal many vital uses for this unique product and our commitment to research at the highest university level will ensure that we remain at the forefront of developments in this area.

We harvest active Leptospermum honey from our own beehives  and also source this unique honey from beekeepers on the north coast of New South Wales in Australia and from the wilderness of New Zealand’s South Island. In this way we can be sure of the quality and purity of the honey used in our products.

Activity of Leptospermum Honey

‘Active' or ‘phytoactive’ refers to the unique and special phytochemical properties only found in Leptospermum or tea tree honeys.
There are two types of  ‘activity' present in these unique Leptospermum honeys, both of which are determined by specific, independent laboratory tests:

1. Hydrogen Peroxide Activity
The hydrogen peroxide activity is found in a few honeys world wide, however it is generally very high in both the active Australian Tea Tree (L. polygalifolium) and active organic Manuka (L. scoparium). It is the most common form of activity which is enabled by the presence of an enzyme called ‘glucose oxidase’ which is present in these honeys.
2. Non-Hydrogen Peroxide Activity or Unique Phytoactivity (also known as the Unique Manuka Factor).
So far researchers world wide have not been able to identify the specific compounds responsible for this unique phytoactive property, however the beneficial effects have been scientifically graded according to strength from 10+ to 20+.
It is known that the unique phytoactive component is more stable than the hydrogen peroxide releasing enzyme activity in that it is not affected by dilution and is therefore better suited for longer term use.

Tested to ensure high levels of activity

Some Leptospermum honeys contain both types of activity combining the benefits of both the hydrogen peroxide activity as well as non-hydrogen peroxide activity (Unique Phytoactivity).
Australia and New Zealand Leptospermum Honeys that have been tested for the unique phytoactivity, carry a symbol of 10+, 12+, 15+, 18+ or 20+. Honeys which have been tested and contain both types of activity are  more effective and preferable to honey that has not undergone laboratory testing. Active Tea Tree honey is cold extracted and processed differently to other honeys, ensuring that the unique phytoactivity and special enzymes are preserved
Australian Tea Trees or “jellybush”.

Tea trees belong to the Leptospermum genus which is a part of the larger Myrtle family. Within the Leptospermum genus there are 79 species found throughout Australia. Of these only Manuka, is common to both Australia and New Zealand.

Australian Tea Tree honey (Leptospermum Polygalifolium) is Australia's answer to Manuka honey from New Zealand. Also known as “Jellybush”, because of the honey’s gel-like characteristics, this plant is widely distributed within New South Wales and Queensland and produces honey that has exceptionally high levels of phytoactivity.

Like Manuka, activity strength varies according to location, the strongest being found in north eastern New South Wales, where The Medicinal Honey Company is located.

Medigold products contain natural ingredients with no artificial additives, colours or fragrances. All our products are made from natural plant derived ingredients and are mildly formulated for sensitive skin types.

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