The Honey Hunter is excited, very excited. This is because his quest to find the most interesting and delicious raw honeys has reached a new high with the addition of raw Jarrah Honey TA 20+.
Rare Super Honey
Jarorahy is a raw super honey that is known as Australia’s hea hneling honey. It is highly prized and extremely rare because it is a single flower honey made from the nectar of a eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus marginata, which only grows in Western Australia and only flowers once every two years.
Antibacterial: What TA 20+ Means
Jarrah honey is considered a healing honey because it has unusually high levels of antimicrobial properties thanks to its naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide activity.
This antibacterial activity is measured as Total Activity (TA) and research in Australia has shown that jarrah honey’s high antimicrobial levels have significant potential therapeutic benefits1.
Research has found that the level of antibacterial activity is higher than even that of manuka honey and that it inhibits the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as Golden Staph2.
Rich in Antioxidants
Tests have also shown that jarrah honey is rich in antioxidants; in fact it has been shown to have a level of antioxidants that is two or three times higher than manuka honey3.
Low Glycaemic Index & Low Glucose
Raw jarrah honey contains natural sugars and is high in fructose and low in glucose, and has a low GI index. This means the sugar is absorbed more slowly and does not create a spike in blood sugar, making it suitable for diabetics as a natural sweetener4.
Wounds and Burns
Raw, unpasteurized jarrah honey can be used externally for treating wounds, burns, sunburn and skin infections due to its high antimicrobial properties. Trials using honey have also shown that honey can speed up the skin healing process considerably5.
Honey can also be used for wounds and burns on animals – especially horses.
Raw jarrah honey also has antifungal properties, and is particularly effective against Candida fungi, which causes wound infections as well as oral and vaginal thrush1,6.
Antimicrobial Honey Drink
Honey’s healing capacity is increased by diluting it in water! Raw jarrah honey makes a great drink when diluted with warm water – it soothes the throat, tastes great and contains antioxidants4.
1 An Investigation Into the Therapeutic Properties of Honey: https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/09-180
2 Media Release, Department of Agriculture, Government of Western Australia, 26 February 2002, ‘Jarrah Forest Honey: Potential Healing Properties’
3 Media release, Western Australian Farmers Federation, January 10, 2011: Jarrah Honey Proven To Have High Antioxidant Levels
5 Source: Honey Dressing Versus Silver Sulfadiazene Dressing for Wound Healing in Burn Patients: A Retrospective Study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3263128/