Woodland's Manuka honey has been pollen tested to ensure that it is of the highest quality.
Manuka honey is known worldwide for its unique properties, flavour and aroma. To preserve our honey's special properties, it is extracted without heating or fine filtering within hours of being removed from the hives and to keep our honey totally natural it has not been creamed.
Manuka honey comes from the delicate flowers of New Zealand's native Manuka bush. The plant has long been recognised for its healing properties and traditionally, the Maori people used the leaves of the Manuka tree to reduce fever and treat colds.
Today the honey from the Manuka bush, apart from being used in beverages and spreads, is widely used as a tropical antibacterial agent for the treatment of wounds, burns, skin ulcers and for soothing stomach ulcers and sore throats.
Although it has been known for over a century that honey has an excellent healing effect, more recently it has been discovered that Manuka honey has an extra benefit due to its higher antibacterial properties.
Although honeys vary in the quantity of water-soluble antioxidants, scientists have found that the darker honeys have an higher antioxidant activity and also contain more minerals and Manuka honey is one of them.
Manuka honey is much sought after worldwide for its antibacterial effects and is often reffered to as the 'healing honey'.