Indigenous New Zealand honeys exhibit multiple anti-inflammatory activities.

  title={Indigenous New Zealand honeys exhibit multiple anti-inflammatory activities.},
  author={Aidan Leong and Patries M Herst and Jacquie L. Harper},
  journal={Innate immunity},
  volume={18 3},
Recent evidence suggests a potential role for honeys in mediating clinical inflammation and tissue damage. Here, we investigated the anti-inflammatory activity of a selection of previously untested indigenous New Zealand (NZ) honeys. We found that several, but not all, New Zealand rewarewa, manuka and kanuka honey samples exhibited potent, dose-dependent reduction of human neutrophil superoxide production in vitro. This inhibitory activity did not correlate with levels of known phenolic-based… CONTINUE READING