SummerGlow applauds Comvita in their new research
"New research has revealed Manuka Honey could well be gold for our gut" writes Seven Sharp reporter Sacha McNeil
Comvita's chief science officer Jackie Evans said: "We've found a natural compound that's only found in Manuka Honey and this compound appears to inhibit some pathways that are really important for digestive inflammation."
World-first clinical trials are being undertaken on Manuka Honey's impact on digestive health at Otago University in partnership with Comvita.
"Manuka Honey is a really special honey with it's antibacterial activity, anti-inflammatory activity and antioxidant activity.
"We're really excited about this discovery. This compound inhibits a particular enzyme associated with digestive inflammation, gastric ulcer formation, and inflammatory bowel disease, so that's really exciting from a future gut health benefits perspective."
Evans said Manuka Honey could be the answer to relieving indigestion, belching and heartburn rather than turning to pharmaceuticals.
From Seven Sharp 22 November 2023