Nicole Masters - TEDx
Nicole Masters linking our health, soil and microbes.
Find out more about Nicole here: www.integritysoils.co.nz
Dr Simon Williams
Dr Simon Williams has been studying Australia’s different varieties of Leptospernum (more widely known as Tea Tree or Manuka).
Australia has a variety of native Leptospernum trees that have extremely high levels of dihydroxyacetone (DHA) in the nectar. Bees convert this chemical to methylglyoxal (MGO) and this is what gives the Manuka or Jelly Bush honey it’s anti bacterial properties.
His work has been incredibly valuable to the honey industry and to regenerative farmers wanting to plant native flora back on farm. He has written a book to help beekeepers identify the many different varieties of Australian Leptospernum (87 in total).
The Manuka or Jelly Bush honey has anti bacterial properties combined with the already known anti inflammatory properties of Australian honey. Honey used topically has a powerful healing property and no bacteria is resistant to this natural resource. Honey is a natural liquid gold and should be highly regarded in the medical profession.