Propolis Science | Manuka Health

Propolis Research

Propolis has been used as a traditional health product for centuries. It was used as an embalming agent by ancient Egyptians, to treat sores, ulcers and coughs by the Greeks, and for oral infections.

Modern scientific research confirms the protective properties of Propolis can provide significant support for human health.

Recent research shows that high quality Propolis provides broad spectrum support for health, and has potential therapeutic use in the areas of:

Immune health | Antioxidant protection including for age-related conditions | Gastrointestinal health | Oral health | Respiratory health | Wound healing and skin health | Bone and joint care | Blood sugar management

Manuka Health BIO™ Quality & Testing


Working in conjunction with leading scientists in New Zealand and overseas, Manuka Health pioneered the process of extracting and measuring specific beneficial bioactive compounds found in New Zealand Propolis.

This set a new and higher standard by:

Identifying the compounds that are active in the body (‘bioactive’) rather than simply using a general flavonoid test which includes non-bioactive compounds, and also misses out some very active compounds that are not flavonoids
Testing every batch for these bioactives (specific flavonoids and caffeates including CAPE)
Certifying the levels of bioactives in the product to guarantee strength and efficacy in every dose