Project snapshot: Increasing the value of Australian honey as a health food
Honey has a long history of use to treat digestive ailments and research suggests honey acts as a prebiotic food that favourably changes the balance...
Published: 22 Oct 2019
Author(s): Nural Cokcetin, Simon Williams, Shona Blair, , Dee Carter, , Peter Brooks, Liz Harry
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This large, systematic analysis of Australian Leptospermum honey provides a rigorous evidence base for the value of Australian Leptospermum honey as a therapeutic agent that is as effective as manuka honey against bacteria.
This report also provides results of a structured survey of Australian leptospermum honey, along with laboratory assessments of antimicrobial and antifungal activity using current best practice, that will provide the scientific data required to capitalise on this resource.