Under the magnifying glass...: Manuka honey under the magnifying glass - What's the truth behind the health promises?

Europeans became acquainted with the New Zealand South Sea myrtle in 1769 during James Cook's first expedition.

Under the magnifying glass...: Manuka honey under the magnifying glass - What's the truth behind the health promises?

Europeans became acquainted with the New Zealand South Sea myrtle in 1769 during James Cook's first expedition. Since they made tea from the leaves of the shrub-like plant, they called it "tea tree". ("Tea tree oil" is obtained from various myrtles). The Maori, who call them Manuka, have been using them medicinally for a long time, for example to cure skin ailments or colds.

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