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Manuka Honey


  • I'm not often inspired enough to go seek out a brand's Facebook page just to give them my positive feedback - in fact this is the first time ever. I just wanted to express how much I love the children's cough syrup, it's always worked wonders on my kids - it's now taken to the next level with the inclusion of the syringe which is long enough to reach the bottom of the bottle - hurray! It's always been the bane of my mum-life trying to reach the medicine when the bottles have run low with syringes that aren't long enough - thank you!
    – Melissa White
  • On Sunday we bought De-Stuff for our 3 year old daughter who has struggled with a cold all week. After 2 doses of it, along with the Chesty formula, she slept so well that night and woke up looking and sounding so much better. Now almost 3 days later her cold is all but gone. I wish I had have found out about it sooner.
    – Bridgette Robinson
  • My wife and I have been using this product for years and they are amazing and work fantastic!!! We have the all the children's stuff including the echinature, chest syrup, throats syrup and the De-stuff!!! Absolutely amazing products We love them
    – Craig Hume
  • Absolutely love baby balm. My 6 week old had flakey, dry skin and nothing I had tried was helping until I tried baby balm. Her skin is so much better. I can't believe how fast it worked. Thank you Kiwiherb!!!
    – Alex Lazzaro
  • I love Kiwiherb! Finding something that worked so well, and was safe for my daughter when she was at an age where she couldn't have all other medicines, it was such a great help! And now I use nothing else
    – Alyssa Francis-King
  • Received a bottle of children's chest syrup to trial and what can I say it's magic in a bottle!! After a single dose they didn’t cough the whole night which meant a better sleep for everyone after two days they were so much better and they liked the taste which is great, can't wait to try more of your products
    – Daniella Bhagat
  • Brought a bottle of children's chest syrup and it works like magic no more coughing during the night. Also my son loves the taste
    – Philippa Quigley
  • I brought a bottle of De-stuff for my 11 month old daughter yesterday who has had a runny nose for the last 5 days, I've been wiping her nose constantly but after 2 doses of De-stuff I've only had to wipe her nose twice today. I wish I'd known about this sooner. I will be using this straight away in the future
    – Melissa Bayne

Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey is unique to New Zealand and is produced from the nectar of the Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) and Kanuka (Kunzea ericoides) trees.

Honey has long been used topically as a healing agent for wounds and ulcers. Recently there has been renewed interest in the medicinal applications of honey, particularly for the treatment of slow healing wounds in hospitalised patients.

Whilst all honey possesses healing properties, Manuka Honey is considered superior in this regard. This is because Manuka Honey has a powerful antiseptic property not found in other types of honey - this property is termed Unique Manuka Factor (UMF).

Research has shown Manuka Honey to be effective at killing a variety of pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus and Helicobacter pylori, and even some strains of bacteria which are resistant to antibiotics.

Safety of honey in infants

There is some concern around the safety of using honey in infants under 1 year old relating to the possible presence of Clostridium botulinum spores in honey. This bacteria is responsible for an extremely rare condition in infants, infant botulism. This illness typically affects babies between 3 weeks and 6 months old as they lack the gut microflora which controls the replication of the bacteria after ingestion of the spores. The bacteria is typically harmless to older children and adults as their digestive systems are more mature. 94% of cases of infant botulism have occurred in infants under 6 months.

Worldwide the level and frequency of spores found in honey is generally low and 90% of the reported cases of infant botulism have occurred in the US and especially California.

There have been no notifications of human botulism in New Zealand through the notifiable disease surveillance system since records began in 1987. While extraction and processing practices are used as the principle control measures, we undertake full testing on all honey used in Kiwiherb products, including for Clostridium spores, to ensure it can safely be incorporated into our products.  

Kiwiherb products containing Manuka Honey: