Posted on August 22, 2012
UMF Manuka Honey
Honey has been known since almost the beginning of time for its antibacterial & healing properties.
But not all honeys are created equal.
A small number of honeys in New Zealand made by bees feasting on the New Zealand native Manuka tree (Leptospermum Scoparium) has been proven to contain antibacterial & healing properties not found in other “normal” honeys.
This non-peroxide antibacterial property has been measured & standardised using the patented UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) which compares the honey’s antibacterial power directly against standardised phenol solutions.
A UMF 5+ Manuka honey has the same antibacterial power as a 5% solution of Phenol.
A UMF10+ Manuka honey has the same antibacterial power as a 10% solution of Phenol.
A UMF15+ Manuka honey has the same antibacterial power as a 15% solution of Phenol.
A UMF 20+ Manuka honey has the same antibacterial power as a 20% solution of Phenol.
The UMF declaration is licensed to only 29 Honey Suppliers in the world & obviously all of those suppliers are in New Zealand.
Each batch of honey from this accredited honey suppliers is independently sampled & tested to ensure that every UMF labelled honey is as it says it is.
The higher the UMF factor the rarer the honey. UMF20+ Manuka Honey is a very limited commodity & justifies a premium price for a premium product.
Worldwide supply of UMF20+ is very scarce & the amount of available UMF20+ Manuka Honey varies from year to year based on seasonal variation, & the demand worldwide is growing.
NZ Online Pharmacy is lucky to have secured a supply of UMF20+ Manuka Honey from one of the accredited 29 honey suppliers - Golden Flow Apiaries Limited (Licensee Number 1038).