Learn about why Manuka Honey is so good for us 

Manuka Honey has special healing properties and is known to kill bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and E.coli).

 Manuka Honey is natures best defence against a range of common skin conditions and complaints. 

  • Healing
  • Moisturising
  • Softening
  • anti-aging
  • unique medicinal qualities

Harvesting the amazing health benefits of nature, Nature’s Gold has grown and bottled this nourishing nectar to bring you a range of Manuka Honey products. The best part, it is 100% natural and organic and has no nasty unexpected chemicals.

Listed below are conditions that you can treat with Nature’s Gold products:

  • Eczema and Dermatitis
  • Injured skin, i.e. cuts, scratches, abrasions
  • Problematic skin conditions\sore throats and infections
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Acne and rosacea
  • Diabetes related skin conditions.

The Science

Active Manuka Honey was first discovered in the 1970s by Dr Peter Molan, MBE, whilst doing routine research on the antibacterial properties of honeys in general.

The Manuka Honey is made by bees who feed on the flowers of the Leptospermum bush (Australian Native). They take the nectar and pollen back to the hive and add an enzyme which coverts it to honey.

Manuka Honey has, uniquely, Non Peroxide Activity (NPA).

The NPA rating takes into account the honeys concentration of DHA (dihydroxyacetone), MGO (Methylglyoxal) and Leptospermum.

No bacteria has been found to be resistant to this Non Peroxide Activity of Manuka Honey.

MGO Rating - what is it? 

What does the MGO rating on each jar mean, and why do we use this system?

MGO occurs naturally in authentic Manuka Honey and it is this component that is responsible for most of the Non Peroxide Activity (NPA).

The amount of MGO in Manuka honey can be measured directly, using specialist chemistry equipment, and it is expressed as parts per million (ppm) or mg/kg. The approximate relationship between MGO concentration and the NPA of Manuka Honey is shown in the graphic below.

*References: Windsor S., Pappalardo M., Brooks P., Williams S., and Manley-Harrys M. A. (2012)
Convenient new analysis of dihydroxyacetone and methylglyoxal applied to Australian Leptospermum honeys. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, 4(1) Jessie Bong, Gordana Prijic, Terry J. Braggins, Ralf C. Schlothauer, Jonathan M. Stephens. Kerry M. Loomes (2017) Leptosperin is a distinct and detectable flourophore in Leptospermum honeys. Food Chemstry, Volume 214, Pages 102-109, ISSN 0308-8146


Location, Location, Location

Pictured below is one of our hive sites which is located in one of Australia’s pristine rain forest areas. This is where the Manuka Honey comes from. The honey is taken directly from the hives, centrifugally spun, then filtered and bottled. .Every batch is tested at the Sunshine Coast University by Dr Peter Brooks and his team after which he provides Nature's Gold with a certificate with all the relevant data for that batch. Nature's Gold allocates a batch no. and this batch no. follows the Manuka from harvesting through to the customer.