has been shown to possess unique plant derived components that make it an ideal wound dressing, including novel antimicrobial and immune-modulatory compounds.
The dressing contains Leptospermum honey
, derived from the nectar of the Manuka bush that is indigenous to New Zealand, where its honey has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries.
The second, leptospermum honey
, produced in Australia and New Zealand, has strong antibacterial properties, said the resaerchers.
The honey Val uses is not the honey you would spread on toast, but is special sterilised Leptospermum honey
produced in New Zealand and Australia.
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