All of The House of Honey's™ active honeys are independently tested and verified for activity by an independent laboratory in accordance to world standard testing methods.
TA = The antimicrobial quality is measured by the term of ‘Total Activity’ (TA).
Jarrah Honey is unique and only found in West Australia
The Jarrah tree (Eucalyptus marginata) is a native tree unique to Western Australia. It grows in the rich, environmentally pristine native forests stretching from Perth to WA’s South West. During late spring and early summer the trees produce a profusion of flowers which come alive with the buzz of bees’ busily collecting pollen and the rich nectar to make Jarrah honey.
Jarrah is an amber coloured honey with a full bodied nutty malt flavour. Jarrah honey is considered a prized honey amongst beekeepers as the forests that it comes from dwindle in size from dieback and clearing. Delicious in all cuisine, Jarrah honey is not only smooth on the palate but has amazing healing abilities.
Jarrah honey is antibacterial and antifungal
The antimicrobial activity of Jarrah honey is derived via natural enzymes in the honey. While the antimicrobial and healing effects of honey have been known for thousands of years, Jarrah honey has become increasingly popular for its medicinal properties, low glucose levels and a high antimicrobial activity.
Jarrah honey has a high hydrogen peroxide level which can inhibit the growth of Golden Staph Bacteria.
Water molecules strongly react with the sugars in Jarrah honey leaving little water available for microorganisms to grow. Bacteria that can cause infections are unable to survive in Jarrah honey because they become dehydrated. This makes Jarrah an incredible healing honey!
Wounds and Burns
Apply Jarrah honey directly onto a wound or topical ulcers to aid its healing. Smooth the honey over the affected area and dress with gauze or a plaster and keep dry. See the amazing healing abilities of Jarrah honey the next day.
Useful in aiding the relief of burns (including sunburn) it is best to apply raw Jarrah honey daily.
Jarrah and Diabetics
Low Glycemic Index (GI)
Jarrah honey has a lower glucose level than other honeys (it is higher in fructose) and therefore can be suitable, in moderation, for people with diabetes (consult your doctor first). For this reason Jarrah honey also takes longer to crystallize than other honeys that are generally higher in glucose. Higher fructose levels in Jarrah honey make for a more desirable sweetener for diabetics.
Propagating Plants with Jarrah
Dip a cut stem of a plant in Jarrah honey and the root growth will be stimulated quickly to allow effective propagation
Jarrah Honey for Horses
Jarrah honey assists in the treatment of horses with excessive amounts of sand in their stomachs - Sand Colic - (the sand apparently can cause severe illness, even death). Jarrah honey is mixed with the equine feed such as bran and picks up the sand to assist in natural passing through the intestine. This treatment is reputed to work better than psyllium treatments.
Ulcers and Sore throats
Jarrah honey helps to fight stomach bacteria that cause ulcers and bad breath, Helicobacter pylori. Gargle with Jarrah honey to relieve a sore throat. Mouth ulcers often occur after chemotherapy and can be very painful and uncomfortable. Roll a teaspoon of Jarrah honey around the mouth and keep it in the mouth for as long as possible to promote healing.
Active Jarrah Honey
Jarrah Honey can be tested for its bacteria-killing scale (phenol) - total antibacterial (TA) activity. This is recognized by a symbol that includes a number to determines its antimicrobial strength
WE NEED TO LOOK AFTER OUR JARRAH FORESTS
Jarrah honey is in short supply because of the diminishing forest reserves, unpredictable climate, dieback and wildfires. Jarrah honey is highly sought after by Western Australian Beekeepers who are finding it increasingly difficult to harvest. Continuing clearing of Jarrah trees in WA forests coupled with high fuel costs contribute to production difficulties. Jarrah flowers are produced in profusion every second year if temperatures exceed 25˚C with adequate rainfall.