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Mānuka honey

Mānuka honey

Jason Cobb, a New Zealander working in Orissa, eastern India, uses mānuka honey to help heal people. Mānuka has natural antibiotic properties. In 2007 Jason and his wife, Andrea, were running a health clinic and children's home in Orissa, and New Zealand company Comvita supplied them with medical-grade mānuka honey. Jason used it to treat a variety of skin ailments.

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Mark Derby, 'Knowledge-based industries - Biotechnology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 5 Dec 2017