Manuka Honey Elixir With Propolis is a herbal formulation designed to provide temporary relief from the symptoms of coughs, colds, flu and throat infections.
Manuka honey has traditionally been valued for its healthy effects based on traditional use only. Now science has helped explain the reason for these long-held beliefs, with New Zealand Manuka Honey gaining worldwide recognition for its unique properties.
Propolis contains high levels of active bioflavonoids, which have well know antioxidant properties. Propolis comes from natural resin and sap, part of the defence system of trees. Honey bees collect these materials, add special substances of their own, and turn them into propolis, which they use to protect the hive.
Directions: ADULTS: Take 10mL (2 teaspoonfuls) 2 to 4 times a day. Take up to 40mL daily. CHILDREN OVER 2 YEARS. Take 5 mL ( 1 teaspoonful) every 2 to 3 hours as required.Take up to 20 mL daily. Not to be given to children under 2 years of age. Do not exceed recommended daily intake. SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE. Food supplements should not be used as substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. Do not use if carton seal is broken)
Not to be given to children under 2 years of age.
Each 10mL CONTAINS: Multiflora Honey, Apple (Malus spp) cider vinegar, Water, UMF 10+ Manuka (Lepospermum scoparium) Honey 1.3g (10%), Peppermint (Mentha piperita) oil 34mg, Propolis powder 26mg (equivalent to pure propolis 20.8mg)(contains anticaking agents [calcium phosphate and silicon dioxide]),
Carrageenan (thickener)(contains bulking agent [dextrose]) Zinc gluconate (providing 2mg elemental zinc, 20% RI**). Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) oil, Xanthan gum (thickener), Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil, Fennel(Foeniculum vulgare) oil,
Contains no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives.
RI** = Reference Intake
The Story of Comvita's Founding
Comvita founders, Claude Stratford and Alan Bougen, imagined people living healthy lives. Bees were their inspiration and honey their medicine. Claude’s fascination with bees started early. At six he began keeping bees and as a teenager he ran his own beekeeping operation. It wasn’t until 1974 that Claude started making and selling a range of bee products from the basement of his home in Paengaroa. Later joined by Alan Bougen, Comvita was established with a founding vision; to create natural products that worked, while caring for the community and acting in a way that would preserve the environment for generations to come. From humble beginnings 45 years ago, Comvita has grown into a globally-recognised natural health products business which is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX:CVT) and sells into 18 countries.
How can I trust the quality of Comvita?
Comvita is a licensee of the UMFHA (Unique Manuka Factor™ Honey Association). Licence Number 1019. Comvita has been a member of UMFHA for over 18 years. The UMF™ trademark is a quality trademark that is internationally verified and recognised. It is backed by an industry quality standard, independent audits and a network of accredited laboratories around the world. You can be sure that you are buying the best quality Manuka honey and your rights as a consumer are protected.
To carry the UMF™ brand, the manufacturer or owner of the brand must hold a current UMF™ license with UMFHA (Unique Manuka Factor™ Honey Association). In addition, genuine UMF™ Manuka Honey complies with all five of the following criteria:
- UMF™ is clearly stated on the front label
- It is packed into jars and labelled in New Zealand
- It is from a New Zealand company licensed by UMFHA to use the name UMF™
- It has the UMF™ licensee's name on the front label
- It has a rating of UMF™ 5+ or more.
In Australia at their Coominya farm, their Olive Leaf Extract operations hold a Licence to Manufacture Herbal Therapeutic Goods. This means the TGA have verified our GMP Compliance as a Manufacturer as having robust systems in place to meet the PIC/S Guidelines. This licence authorises our operations to carry out full product manufacture of Herbal therapeutic goods (excluding testing) and to release product to the market.
Manuka Honey Explained
Manuka honey is a type of honey native to New Zealand, harvested by bees from the nectar of the indigenous manuka shrub, Leptospermum scoparium. The manuka shrub grows wild in New Zealand’s most remote areas and flowers for just 2-6 weeks each year. The manuka shrub’s short flowering season means it takes immense skill, planning and resources to harvest manuka honey, which is why one should never take a single, precious drop of manuka for granted.
What Does Manuka Honey Taste Like?
Manuka honey has a distinctive sweet taste; like a good wine, it grows in flavour and potency and darkens over time. Pure manuka honey has a more intense flavour and darker colour - these are also indicators that your honey contains more beneficial compounds.
What Makes Manuka Honey Different?
Manuka honey from New Zealand contains over 2,000 individual compounds - more than 20x higher than some types of pasture honey, such as clover honey. This makes manuka honey chemically more complex, as it contains a wide array of bioactive micronutrients, including:
- Amino acids
- Plant-based polyphenolic compounds
Micronutrients support our immune system, energy production and play a key role in our body’s growth and development.
What do Comvita do to protect the environment?
Healthy bees and honey starts with the land and its surroundings. Their hives are located far from pollution and agricultural sprays in remote forests in New Zealand, a country free of genetically modified crops. Throughout 2018, Comvita planted more than 2 million Manuka seedlings throughout New Zealand, contributing to an overall total of 4,000,000 Manuka seedlings planted across the country since 2016. Where Manuka planting takes place, marginal and soil-eroded land is restored, and waterways become cleaner, which supports our aquatic biodiversity and local habitats. They take extra care to offer the best natural products, and when it comes to the way they're packaged, they make the same conscious considerations. Most of their products are packed in BPA-free recyclable plastic. As they ship from New Zealand, plastic is lighter to ship overseas and therefore reduces the carbon footprint.
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