The Jarrah tree 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. 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 other amazing abilities.
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. It is useful in aiding the relief of burns (including sunburn) it is best to apply raw Jarrah honey daily.
Jarrah honey is antibacterial and antifungal
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 determine its antimicrobial strength. And Level of activities at major enzymes in honey are identified and measured by scientists which resulting an overall data of honey activity index as total activity referring as “TA”. The larger number represents the stronger antibacterial level of the honey.
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!
Diabetics and Glycaemic 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.
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.