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Manuka Honey

  1. 1. UMF Active Manuka Honey Workshop
  2. 2. Agenda • All About Bees • Manuka Honey • UMF 18+ Active Manuka Honey • Royal Jelly and Bee Pollen • Q&A
  3. 3. History From The Hive • The ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese and Egyptians used honey to heal wounds and cure diseases of the gut (Zumla and Lulat, 1989) • Prophet Muhammad said “honey is a remedy for every illness • Mentioned in the Veda, Hindu scriptures dating back 5000 years old.
  4. 4. The Amazing Honey Bee Bees include the honeybee, the carpenter bee, sweat bee and the stingless bee.
  5. 5. The Amazing Honey Bee Only insect that produces food for man! makes honey, Only the royal jelly and bee pollen!
  6. 6. Inside The Hive • There are 3 types of bees in every hive. • The Queen Bee, worker bee and the drone (male bee)
  7. 7. Queen Bee • The Queen Bee is the only bee able to lay eggs • She is the largest bee in the hive, about 42% larger than the worker bee, weighs 60% more • Can lay 3,000 eggs in a single day • Feeds exclusively on royal jelly
  8. 8. Drone (Lebah Jantan) • Their sole duty is to mate with the Queen Bee • They die in the mating process
  9. 9. The Worker Bee • The smallest bee in the colony, are sexually undeveloped females • A colony can have 50,000 to 60,000 worker bees • They perform many tasks
  10. 10. The Worker Bee Days Old Duties 1-2 Cleans cellsand keeps the brood warm 3–5 Feeds older larvae 6 - 11 Feeds youngest larvae 12 – 17 Produces wax, builds comb, carries food 17 – 21 Guards the hive entrance 22 days Foraging begins, polinates flowers, collects onwards nectar and pollen
  11. 11. The Bee Dance • If the worker bee finds nectar, they will communicate the location to other bees in the hive • This is done with a remarkable intricate dance routine” – “The Bee Dance”
  12. 12. The Bee Dance • With the wagtail “figure 8 dance, the worker bee will pass the direction and distance to other bees.
  13. 13. Did You Know? • It takes about 300 bees to gather about 450 grams of honey
  14. 14. • Honey, a pure, natural sweetener is produced by bees from nectar collected from flowers • The word “honey” is derived from the Arabic word “Han”. This became “Hunaga” which means golden in German.
  15. 15. Honey • Honey from a single source is known as monofloral honey – Example Manuka Honey • Honey made from nectar gathered from different flowers is known as poly floral honey
  16. 16. Honey
  17. 17. Honey • Does not require refrigeration • Room temperature is best • Cold temperature encourages granulation • Granulation or crystallization is a natural state of honey – does not indicate spoilage • To be stored in a cool, dry place
  18. 18. Properties of Honey • Known for its antibacterial properties • Many of its medical uses – effectiveness due to its antibacterial properties
  19. 19. Properties of Honey • Osmotic effect - high sugar content and low water content leaves very little water molecules available for microorganisms • Acidity – quite acidic with its pH between 3.2 and 4.5 – low enough to inhibit many animal pathogens
  20. 20. Hydrogen Peroxide Hydrogen Peroxide – H2O2 • Produced by enzymatic action (glucose oxidase) in the honey • Helps to preserve the honey • A proven antiseptic with antibacterial properties
  21. 21. Manuka Honey Well known monofloral honey found in New Zealand
  22. 22. Manuka Honey • Primarily collected by the species of honeybee known as Apis mellifera ligustica
  23. 23. Manuka Honey • It takes more than two million Manuka flowers to make just one pound of Manuka Honey
  24. 24. Composition of Manuka Honey Glucose 1 tablespoon = 64 kalori 31% Low pH or acidic level = 3.9 Fructose 38% Water 17% Trisaccharides & Minerals, Vitam ins, other Sucrose Enzym es Maltose Carbohydrates 2% 1% 7% 4%
  25. 25. Manuka Honey Ordinary Manuka Honey • A very nice table honey • Provides vitamins, minerals, and is an excellent energy boost • Hydrogen peroxide antibacterial property
  26. 26. Manuka Honey • Can be enjoyed by all • Taken on its own • Added to foods and drinks • With lemon to relieve a sore throat • Use as a spread on bread
  27. 27. UMF 18+ Active Manuka Honey
  28. 28. UMF – Unique Manuka Factor • First discovered by Dr Peter Molan, of Waikato University’s Honey Research Unit • Comes from the nectar of the flower • Additional to hydrogen peroxide – enhances honey’s antibacterial property • Hydrogen peroxide and UMF – synergistic effect • Together giving honey special healing properties
  29. 29. UMF – Rating • UMF presence can only be detected by special laboratory testing • Testing criteria – established by the Honey Research Unit at Waikato University, New Zealand • UMF followed by a number (example UMF18), indicates the strength of the honey • Minimum rating is 10
  30. 30. UMF – Unique Manuka Factor • A measure of antibacterial strength • 0-4 : Not detectable • 5-9 : Maintenance levels only(Manuka honey recommended as a table honey) • 10-15 : Useful levels endorsed by the Honey Research Unit, Waikato University • 16 and above : superior levels which enhances its special healing properties
  31. 31. UMF 18+ Active Manuka Honey • A special honey identified by the name UMF, UMF Manuka Honey • Has hydrogen peroxide plus UMF, giving it increased antibacterial potency • It is preferred honey for wound dressing and other special therapeutic properties
  32. 32. UMF 18+ Active Manuka Honey • UMF Manuka Honey from a New Zealand company licensed to use the name UMF, and labelled in the licensee’s name, is the only honey guaranteed to have the special UMF healing property and be of the same quality as that referred to in the research and clinical trials.
  33. 33. UMF 18+ Active Manuka Honey Checklist to identify Genuine UMF Manuka Honey : • It is from a New Zealand company licensed to use the name “UMF” • It has the UMF licensee’s name on the front label • It has a rating of UMF 10 or more
  34. 34. UMF 18+ Active Manuka Honey 1 teaspoon Fat(0) Protein (less than 1%) carbohidrate (5.09g) Ebergy (21 kalori)
  35. 35. UMF 18+ Active Manuka Honey • Take as needed (1-2 teaspoonful in water) • Taken with lemon helps to soothe a sore throat
  36. 36. UMF 18+ Active Manuka Honey • External application – simple wounds, minor cuts and burns • Wound healing: Spread it on the dressing and apply to the wound Typically 20ml is used on a 10cm x10cm dressing
  37. 37. UMF 18+ Active Manuka Honey • Internal application – stomach ulcer or gastritis • Useful due to its powerful antimicrobial properties • Take 1 teaspoon of the Active Manuka Honey on a square inch of bread – 20 minutes before a meal • Do not drink any water immediately after consumption
  38. 38. Royal Jelly • Also known as bee’s milk • The exclusive food of the Queen bee • Extremely nutritious, thick, milky-white, creamy liquid secreted by the nurse bees (worker bees) Sel Ratu dengan Jeli raja
  39. 39. Royal Jelly • Secreted by the hypopharyngeal glands located on the top of the head and the jaw of the nurse bee
  40. 40. Royal Jelly • Produced from the nectar and pollen by a metabolic process in the body of the worker bee • Lyophilized (freeze dried) royal jelly is produced when water is removed from fresh royal jelly
  41. 41. Royal Jelly • Does not require refrigeration • Stable, convenient way to take and easy to carry around • Good way to enjoy royal jelly with minimum processing
  42. 42. Royal Jelly • Twenty – two amino acids • Rich in DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid) • Broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals • Gamma globulin and 10-HDA(10-hydroxydecanoic acid) – attribute to its antibiotic properties • Gelatin – precursor of collagen (potent anti-aging element)
  43. 43. Royal Jelly • Natural food supplement to improve vitality and enhance body functions • Antibacterial and antiviral • Rejuvenates and restores the metabolic balance of the body • Aids in the healing of wounds • Works at the cellular level
  44. 44. Potential Users • Adults • Elderly • Children 12 years and above • Pregnant women • Athletes • Students • Vegetarians
  45. 45. Suggested Use • 1-2 capsules a day • Best taken in the morning before food, or in the evening before bed time • Close cap tightly after use • Store in a cool, dry place
  46. 46. Royal Jelly And Allergies • Some people may be allergic to royal jelly • To detect an allergy – apply a small amount on the lips and wait for 15 minutes • If no suspicious reaction, then you may not be allergic
  47. 47. Bee Pollen • Is the male seed of the plant • Has been prescibed for its healing properties
  48. 48. Bee Pollen • Almost 25% protein containing at least 18 amino acids • 11 enzymes and coenzymes • 14 beneficial fatty acids • 11 carbohydrates • A broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals
  49. 49. Bee Pollen • Regulates intestinal function • Enhances vitality • Helps in treating allergies and other respiratory problems • Acts as an antioxidant and scavenges free radicals • Helps to strengthen the immune system
  50. 50. Potential Users • Adults • Elderly • Children 12 years and above • Pregnant women • Athletes • Students • Vegetarians
  51. 51. Suggested Use • 1-2 capsules a day • Best taken in the morning before food, or in the evening before bed time • Close cap tightly after use • Store in a cool, dry place
  52. 52. Bee Pollen And Allergies • Bee Pollen should not be confused with the pollen blown by the wind – a common cause of allergies • Allergy causing pollen is called “anemophilies” • It is easily blown by the wind being light
  53. 53. Bee Pollen And Allergies • Bee Pollen is heavier and stickier • Collected using special devices called pollen traps placed at the entrance of the hives
  54. 54. Bee Pollen And Allergies • As the honey bee enters the hive through the holes, the pollen granules are harmlessly scraped off their hind legs • Bee Pollen is called “entomophiles” or “friends of the insects” and will rarely cause allergy symptoms.

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