Manuka Honey (tea tree) is a strong honey that has recently receiving a great deal of interest worldwide with the discovery of its very effective natural antibiotics. The University of Waikato has carried out much research and the honey is currently being tried on hospital patients suffering from stomach or dudenal ulcers. It appears to be a more successful antibiotic than traditional medical treatments in certain applications. Active Manuka Honey is a researched product by Dr. Molan and his team at Waikato University in New Zealand. He has shown scientifically that all honey have varying degrees of healing properties. The anti-bacterial activity of honey is based partly on its osmotic effects in that the bacteria that cause infection are unable to survive in honey because they become dehydrated, due to the anti-bacterial agent hydrogen peroxide (produced from an enzyme that bees add to the nectar) - found in honey, being effective against most strains of bacteria. As hydrogen peroxide decomposes, it generates highly reactive free radicals that react and kill bacteria. Dr. Molan's research proves that Manuka Honey destroys many strains of bacteria including Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Staphaureus and especially exciting its ability to kill Helicobacter Pylori (the stomach bacteria associated with stomach ulcers). It appears that Manuka Honey likely can offer a cure for millions of peptic ulcer sufferers worldwide. Manuka Honey can be taken both internally or externally. The research team headed by Dr Peter Molan of Waikato University, has found Manuka Honey very effective for topical use on burns, wounds (supports recovery of infected cells), acne, eczema, indigestion, abscesses, cracked skin, stomachache, diarrhea and heartburn, the list keeps growing. (No other honey in the world has these outstanding abilities!) The peroxide antibacterial activity of other honeys (including ordinary Manuka Honey) was found not to be effective against Helicobacter Pylori.