Manuka honey, or its scientific name Leotospermum Scoparium is a shrub or small tree native to New Zealand, is particularly common on the east coasts of the North Island and the South Island. Maori has been long using different parts of Manuka leaves to make tea and other parts to treats various respiratory and bacterial infections diseases.
Manuka Honey is famous and regarded as the best due to its non-peroxide activities. After years of research, Researchers at Germany’s Dresden University found that Methylglyoxal (MGO) is being the dominant antibacterial constituent in Manuka Honey. The research found that the Methylglyoxal content in Manuka Honey is range from 350- 700mg/kg, and normal honeys only contain about 0- 10mg/kg of Methylglyoxal. The higher the MGO content, the anti-bacterial properties is better and stronger. Hence, it can be used to treat gastric and skin ulcers, indigestion, flu, sore throat, and boosts immunity of our body. Manuka honey also proven effective against Staphylococcus Aureus and Helicobacter Pylori. It is also used in healing mild burns and wounds.
309 Honey takes its name and is situated on the infamous and historical 309 Road which crosses the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand coast to coast. Coromandel Peninsula environment is renowned worldwide as a spectacular, rugged, unspoiled wilderness where bush clad hills plummet to meet the sea on pristine, remote, deserted beaches and where clear crisp rivers flow through peaceful valleys filled with wild Manuka trees. 309 Honey has been producing pure local Coromandel Manuka Honey for many years. Even before it became fashionable, 309 Honey hives were producing unique Manuka Honey.